Patents by Inventor Jim Hicks

Jim Hicks 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: 10674797
    Abstract: The specification relates to a jewelry setting. The jewelry setting includes a gemstone having a culet; a mounting rod having a culet-shaped indent; and at least one braze joint, the at least one braze joint being formed between the culet and the culet-shaped indent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FOREVER MOUNT, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Publication number: 20190347886
    Abstract: Voter-generated ballots created using consumer-grade printers are remade to ballots scannable by specialized ballot scanners. The voter-generated ballots include a machine-readable indicia, such as a two-dimensional barcode, that encodes ballot information. The ballot information includes choices made by the voter and information for use in remaking the ballot. Voters wish to submit their votes using printouts from non-specialized printers such as those found at their homes or offices; yet election officials wish to tabulate votes using scanners that require specialized, high-quality ballots. The disclosed systems and methods bridge this gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Contorer, Sean Mostafavi, Jim Goode, Elan Kaplan, Carolyn Hicks, Jon Thomason
  • Publication number: 20190231036
    Abstract: The specification relates to a jewelry setting. The jewelry setting includes a gemstone having a culet; a mounting rod having a culet-shaped indent; and at least one braze joint, the at least one braze joint being formed between the culet and the culet-shaped indent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Patent number: 10334919
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Forever Mount, LLC.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Publication number: 20190110562
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Wayne L. SUNNE, Jim HICKS, Rick Pierini, Ed LIGUORI, Quent DUDEN
  • Patent number: 10165835
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Rick Pierini, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Publication number: 20170135450
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Publication number: 20160266127
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for predicting response to a hormone-directed therapy or chemotherapy in a prostate cancer (PCa) patient comprising (a) performing a direct analysis comprising immunofluorescent staining and morphological characterization of nucleated cells in a blood sample obtained from the patient to identify and enumerate circulating tumor cells (CTC); (b) individually characterizing genotypic, morphometric and protein expression parameters to generate a profile for each of the CTCs, and (c) predicting response to hormone-directed therapy in the prostate cancer PCa patient based on said profile. In some embodiments, the methods comprise repeating steps (a) through (c) at one or more timepoints after initial diagnosis of prostate cancer to sequentially monitor said genotypic, morphometric and protein expression parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Kuhn, Angel Ernesto Dago Rodriguez, Anders Carlsson, Wei Liu, Jim Hicks
  • Publication number: 20160219991
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne L. SUNNE, Jim HICKS, Rick PIERINI, Ed LIGUORI, Quent DUDEN
  • Patent number: 9204693
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Forever Mount, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Rick Pierini, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Publication number: 20140047867
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Rick Pierini, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Publication number: 20070075237
    Abstract: A control mechanism pins an optical fiber assembly on and off gimbal and between gimbals to route the assembly from an off-gimbal optical source across the gimbal axis/axes to an on-gimbal optical element so that the fiber assembly moves with the rotation of the gimbals. To accommodate a relatively large range of motion, the control mechanism is suitably configured to route the fiber assembly in a “U-shaped” loop with one end pinned off-gimbal in a stationary guide track and the other end pinned on-gimbal point in a rotating guide track so that the loose fiber assembly is constrained in the concentric tracks on and off gimbal. As the gimbal rotates, the loop seats onto one guiding track and peels off of the other guiding track while always maintaining its U shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: James Mills, David Garrett, Wayne Sunne, David Knapp, Daniel Brunton, David Anthony, Emmet Anderson, Daniel Harrison, Frank Smith, Jim Hicks