Patents by Inventor Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson 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: 11498537
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating slipperiness of a road surface. This estimate may be obtained using an image sensor mounted on a vehicle. The estimated road slipperiness may be utilized when calculating a risk index for the road, or for an area including the road. If a predetermined threshold for slipperiness is exceeded, corrective actions may be taken. For instance, warnings may be generated to human drivers that are in control of driving vehicle, and autonomous vehicles may automatically adjust vehicle speed based upon road slipperiness detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Roxane Lyons, William J. Leise, John A. Nepomuceno, Rajiv C. Shah, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Jennifer Criswell Kellett, Jeremy Myers, Matthew S. Megyese, Leo Nelson Chan, Steven Cielocha, Jennifer L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 11485458
    Abstract: A watercraft according to the present disclosure may include an outer hull that defines an interior or hull cavity, and a ballast system located within the hull cavity. The ballast system may include at least three ballast tanks longitudinally distributed along the hull cavity, and each of the tanks being configured to be independently operated enabling selective entrapment of ballast at three or more different longitudinal locations to enable an intentional shifting of the longitudinal center of gravity (LCG) of the watercraft relative to the design location of the LCG of the watercraft. The watercraft may include at least a forward, a center, and an aft ballast tank, and in some embodiments, additional tanks, in some cases in sponsons, may be included and/or one or more of the forward, center and aft tanks, may be further subdivided for additional active LCG control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Michaeli, Robert Walling, Alden Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220298516
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and compositions for modulating protein expression. In particular, the invention features methods and compositions for increasing protein expression in a cell by delivering to the cell a composition including an mRNA encoding a polypeptide and one or more oligonucleotides, wherein each of the one or more oligonucleotides includes a region of linked nucleotides complimentary to a portion of the sequence of the mRNA. The methods and compositions described herein may be used to modulate gene expression (e.g., increase gene expression), to increase the stability of the mRNA, to decrease the immunogenicity of the mRNA, to enable selective expression (e.g., in a target cell or tissue) of the mRNA, and/or to enable the delivery of two or more mRNAs in a stoichiometric ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron LARSEN, Jennifer NELSON, Melissa MOORE
  • Patent number: 11434486
    Abstract: The disclosure provides polynucleotides encoding a polypeptide including a morpholino linker. In some embodiments, the polynucleotides of the invention have increased stability compared to wild-type polynucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabor Butora, Andrew W. Fraley, Edward John Miracco, Jennifer Nelson, Amy Rhoden Smith, Matthew Stanton
  • Patent number: 11424449
    Abstract: Provided are electrochemically active particles suitable for use as an active material in a cathode of a lithium ion electrochemical cell that include: a plurality of crystallites comprising a first composition comprising lithium, nickel, and oxygen; and a grain boundary between adjacent crystallites of the plurality of crystallites and comprising a second composition comprising lithium, nickel, and oxygen; wherein the grain boundary has a higher electrochemical affinity for lithium than the crystallites. The higher electrochemical affinity for Li leads to increased Li retention in the grain boundaries during or at charge relative to the bulk crystallites and stabilizes the structure of the grain boundaries and crystallites for improved cycling stability with no appreciable loss in capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CAMX Power LLC
    Inventors: Jane Rempel, David Ofer, Jennifer A. Nelson, Adrian Pullen, Kenan Sahin, Suresh Sriramulu
  • Patent number: 11377175
    Abstract: A modular system, which may include a modular ramp for a landing craft, is described. For example, a ramp module according to some embodiments includes an enclosure defining a cavity, wherein the enclosure is configured to be removably received in a watertight recess formed in the hull of the landing craft. The ramp module also includes an extendible ramp operatively coupled to the enclosure and configured to be extended from the enclosure such that the ramp extends from the deck of the landing craft toward a shore to provide a support surface for unloading cargo onto or in close proximity to the shore. The extendible ramp is configured to be substantially fully retracted within the cavity, in some cases the enclosure forming an water tight seal with the recess in the hull and/or sealing the ramp, when retracted, in a water tight manner within its cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Michaeli, Robert Walling, Alden Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220204359
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing an electrochemically active cathode material including the steps of (a) combining an alkali metal-containing layered nickel oxide having a formula A1?aNi1+aO2, wherein A comprises an alkali metal and 0<a?0.2, with an oxidant comprising a peroxydisulfate salt and/or a monopersulfate salt to form a mixture, (b) heating the mixture to form a Ni(IV) containing mixture including a Ni(IV) containing electrochemically active cathode material; (c) adding to the Ni(IV) containing mixture of step (b) a mineral acid; and (d) heating the mixture of step (c) to form an additional amount of the Ni(IV) containing electrochemically active cathode material, the Ni(IV) containing electrochemically active cathode material formed in steps (b) and (d) having a general formula AxHyNi1+aO2, wherein A comprises an alkali metal; 0.08?x<0.2; 0?y<0.3; and 0.02?a?0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Paul A. Christian, Jennifer A. Nelson, David L. Anglin, Paul Wildgust, Thomas Baccaro, Chaolan Hu
  • Publication number: 20220169615
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to amorphous and crystalline forms of (R)-N-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(1S,4S)-4-(6-fluoroquinolin-4-yl)cyclohexyl)propanamide and its salts and hydrates, processes for their production, pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and methods of treatment using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jay Patrick POWERS, Hilary Plake BECK, Maksim OSIPOV, Maureen Kay REILLY, Hunter Paul SHUNATONA, James Ross WALKER, Mikhail ZIBINSKY, Tamar ROSENBAUM, Ian Scott YOUNG, Jennifer NELSON, Petinka VLAHOVA
  • Patent number: 11348481
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simulating the insertion of a device via cannulation include an external shell which is at least partially filled with a silicone material, a simulated venous flow path, a simulated arterial flow path, one or more pumps to provide fluid to these flow paths, and a visible atrium in fluid communication with the venous flow path. The venous and arterial flow paths are made of flexible and distensible tubing, which is at least partially embedded within the silicone material in cannulation regions, and which is configured to be pierced to allow for insertion of a device therein. The atrium comprises a translucent front wall to enable, before, during, or after insertion of the device, visible inspection inside of the atrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Jennifer Nelson, Henry Paul Goodell
  • Publication number: 20220096522
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved RNA compositions for use in therapeutic applications. The RNA compositions are particularly suited for use in human therapeutic application (e.g., in RNA therapeutics). The RNA compositions are made by inproved processes, in particular, improved in vitro-transcription (IVT) processes. The invention also relates to methods for producing and purifying RNA (e.g, therapeutic RNAs), as well as methods for using the RNA compositions and therapeutic applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hoge, William Issa, Edward J. Miracco, Jennifer Nelson, Amy E. Rabideau, Gabor Butora
  • Publication number: 20220096521
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved RNA compositions for use in therapeutic applications. The RNA compositions are particularly suited for use in human therapeutic application (e.g., in RNA therapeutics). The RNA compositions are made by improved processes, in particular, improved in vitro-transcription (IVT) processes. The invention also relates to methods for producing and purifying RNA (e.g, therapeutic RNAs), as well as methods for using the RNA compositions and therapeutic applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hoge, William Issa, Edward J. Miracco, Jennifer Nelson, Amy E. Rabideau, Gabor Butora
  • Patent number: 11236049
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to amorphous and crystalline forms of (R)-N-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-((1S,4S)-4-(6-fluoro-quinolin-4-yl) cyclohexyl)propanamide and its salts and hydrates, processes for their production, pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and methods of treatment using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Jay Patrick Powers, Hilary Plake Beck, Maksim Osipov, Maureen Kay Reilly, Hunter Paul Shunatona, James Ross Walker, Mikhail Zibinsky, Tamar Rosenbaum, Ian Scott Young, Jennifer Nelson, Petinka Vlahova
  • Patent number: 11202793
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved RNA compositions for use in therapeutic applications. The RNA compositions are particularly suited for use in human therapeutic application (e.g., in RNA therapeutics). The RNA compositions are made by improved processes, in particular, improved in vitro-transcription (IVT) processes. The invention also relates to methods for producing and purifying RNA (e.g, therapeutic RNAs), as well as methods for using the RNA compositions and therapeutic applications thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hoge, William Issa, Edward J. Miracco, Jennifer Nelson, Amy E. Rabideau, Gabor Butora
  • Publication number: 20210367237
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards an electrochemically active cathode material. The electrochemically active cathode includes beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide and an electrochemically active cathode material selected from the group consisting of manganese oxide, manganese dioxide, electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), chemical manganese dioxide (CMD), high power electrolytic manganese dioxide (HP EMD), lambda manganese dioxide, gamma manganese dioxide, beta manganese dioxide, and mixtures thereof. The beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide has an X-ray diffraction pattern. The X-ray diffraction pattern of the beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide includes a first peak from about 14.9°2? to about 16.0°2?; a second peak from about 21.3°2? to about 22.7°2?; a third peak from about 37.1°2? to about 37.4°2?; a fourth peak from about 43.2°2? to about 44.0°2?; a fifth peak from about 59.6°2? to about 60.6°2?; and a sixth peak from about 65.4°2? to about 65.9°2?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Nelson, David Lloyd Anglin, Mariarosa Brundu, Paul Albert Christian, Thomas C. Richards
  • Publication number: 20210292085
    Abstract: One example embodiment is adapted for use in facilitating collection and transport of memory devices, e.g., drives, motherboards, etc., e.g., for the purposes of subsequent destruction. The example embodiment has an outer bin, also called a garage or outer enclosure, within which is placed an inner bin with wheels. Once closed and locked, the outer bin has a door that can be opened so drives or other memory devices can be inserted. The drives then fall into the inner bin and, once sufficiently filled, the inner bin be easily wheeled out from the outer bin. The inner bin has its own locking lid that is secured when transporting the inner bin with the drives, e.g., to a destruction facility or area. Other features are provided as described below. Enhanced synergistic security features include use of multi-point locking latches to secure doors and lids, metal construction of the bins, and so on. The bins are sized to facilitate efficient collection and transport of potentially sensitive data center media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nelson, Michael Hunter, Ismael Rangel
  • Patent number: 11081696
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards an electrochemically active cathode material. The electrochemically active cathode includes beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide and an electrochemically active cathode material selected from the group consisting of manganese oxide, manganese dioxide, electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), chemical manganese dioxide (CMD), high power electrolytic manganese dioxide (HP EMD), lambda manganese dioxide, gamma manganese dioxide, beta manganese dioxide, and mixtures thereof. The beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide has an X-ray diffraction pattern. The X-ray diffraction pattern of the beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide includes a first peak from about 14.9° 2? to about 16.0° 2?; a second peak from about 21.3° 2? to about 22.7° 2?; a third peak from about 37.1° 2? to about 37.4° 2?; a fourth peak from about 43.2° 2? to about 44.0° 2?; a fifth peak from about 59.6° 2? to about 60.6° 2?; and a sixth peak from about 65.4° 2? to about 65.9° 2?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Nelson, David Lloyd Anglin, Mariarosa Brundu, Paul Albert Christian, Thomas C. Richards
  • Publication number: 20210234166
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing an electrochemically active cathode material including the steps of combining an alkali metal-containing nickel oxide having a formula A1?aNi1+aO2, wherein A comprises an alkali metal and 0<a?0.2, with a fluid composition including an oxidant comprising a peroxydisulfate salt, a monopersulfate salt, or a combination thereof to form a mixture, heating the mixture to a temperature of 50° C. or greater; and maintaining the mixture at the temperature for at least a period of time sufficient to form an alkali metal-deficient nickel oxide electrochemically active cathode material having a general formula AxHyNi1+aO2.nH2O, wherein A comprises an alkali metal; 0.08?x<0.2; 0?y<0.3; 0.02?a?0.2; and 0<n<2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Paul A. Christian, Jennifer A. Nelson, David L. Anglin, Paul Wildgust, Thomas Baccaro
  • Publication number: 20210167383
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards an electrochemically active cathode material for a battery. The electrochemically active cathode material includes a non-stoichiometric beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide. The non-stoichiometric beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide has a chemical formula. The chemical formula is LixAyNi1+a?zMzO2.nH2O where x is from about 0.02 to about 0.20; y is from about 0.03 to about 0.20; a is from about 0.02 to about 0.2; z is from about 0 to about 0.2; and n is from about 0 to about 1. Within the chemical formula, A is an alkali metal. The alkali metal includes potassium, rubidium, cesium, and any combination thereof. Within the chemical formula, M comprises an alkaline earth metal, a transition metal, a non-transition metal, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Nelson, Paul Albert Christian, Stephen A. Hackney
  • Patent number: 10910647
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards an electrochemically active cathode material for a battery. The electrochemically active cathode material includes a non-stoichiometric beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide. The non-stoichiometric beta-delithiated layered nickel oxide has a chemical formula. The chemical formula is LixAyNi1+a-zMzO2•nH2O where x is from about 0.02 to about 0.20; y is from about 0.03 to about 0.20; a is from about 0.02 to about 0.2; z is from about 0 to about 0.2; and n is from about 0 to about 1. Within the chemical formula, A is an alkali metal. The alkali metal includes potassium, rubidium, cesium, and any combination thereof. Within the chemical formula, M comprises an alkaline earth metal, a transition metal, a non-transition metal, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Nelson, Paul Albert Christian, Stephen A. Hackney
  • Publication number: 20200362382
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for preparing a modified RNA comprising enzymatically ligating an acceptor moiety having a 3?-hydroxyl group to the 5?-end of a donor moiety (e.g., installation of 5?-triphosphate groups, mRNA caps, or cap-like structures on chemically synthesized RNA or installation of 5?-triphosphate groups, mRNA caps, cap-like structures, or non-cap like structures on enzymatically prepared RNA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kristen OTT, Aaron LARSEN, I-Ping CHAN, Jennifer NELSON, William ISSA, Melissa J. MOORE