Patents by Inventor João Gomes

João Gomes 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: 20200263187
    Abstract: A method for the production of a functional prokaryotic membrane transporter protein in a eukaryotic host organism comprising the following steps: obtaining a DNA construct by ligating a DNA coding sequence of a prokaryotic membrane transporter protein to the N-terminal and/or C-terminal DNA coding sequences of a eukaryotic membrane protein; introducing the obtained DNA construct in the eukaryotic host organism for the production of the functional prokaryotic membrane transporter protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Margarida Paula PEDRA AMORIM CASAL, Isabel João SOARES DA SILVA, Sandra Cristina ALMEIDA PAIVA, David Manuel NOGUEIRA RIBAS, Ana Carolina GOMES ALMEIDA
  • Publication number: 20190323556
    Abstract: A linear guide bearing and an associated quick-connect system are provided. The linear guide bearing includes a carriage that moves linearly along a guide rail. The carriage includes an upper surface having a groove defined therein, and a depression formed in the groove. A tool is configured to connect to the carriage in a quick-connect fashion. To do so, the tool has a spring-loaded plunger biased downward toward the carriage. As the tool is slid along the groove of the carriage, the tip of the plunger is biased to depress into the depression in the groove. To release the tool from the carriage, a force can be applied sufficient to overcome the spring-bias force to allow the tool to lift off from the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Joao Vitor Valentin Arruda, Thomas Nogueira da Silva, Danillo Gomes Martins de Araujo
  • Patent number: 10451109
    Abstract: A linear guide bearing and an associated quick-connect system are provided. The linear guide bearing includes a carriage that moves linearly along a guide rail. The carriage includes an upper surface having a groove defined therein, and a depression formed in the groove. A tool is configured to connect to the carriage in a quick-connect fashion. To do so, the tool has a spring-loaded plunger biased downward toward the carriage. As the tool is slid along the groove of the carriage, the tip of the plunger is biased to depress into the depression in the groove. To release the tool from the carriage, a force can be applied sufficient to overcome the spring-bias force to allow the tool to lift off from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Joao Vitor Valentin Arruda, Thomas Nogueira da Silva, Danillo Gomes Martins de Araujo
  • Patent number: 10129816
    Abstract: A request from a mobile access point that is installed on a vehicle may be received via network interface circuitry of one or more computing devices. Processing circuitry of the one or more computing devices may determine characteristics of a captive portal to present in response to the request based on current location of the vehicle and mobile access point. A captive portal with the determined characteristics is then provided by the processing circuitry, via the network interface circuitry, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Costa, João Gomes
  • Publication number: 20180220309
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for providing context-aware and/or profile-based security in a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: João Gomes
  • Publication number: 20170324817
    Abstract: Various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for managing vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) data in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for interfacing with vehicle OBD systems, acquiring OBD data, communicating OBD data, and/or processing OBD data in a network of moving things, for example including OBD data of autonomous vehicles and other vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Patricia Oliveira, João Gomes
  • Publication number: 20170318520
    Abstract: A request from a mobile access point that is installed on a vehicle may be received via network interface circuitry of one or more computing devices. Processing circuitry of the one or more computing devices may determine characteristics of a captive portal to present in response to the request based on current location of the vehicle and mobile access point. A captive portal with the determined characteristics is then provided by the processing circuitry, via the network interface circuitry, in response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Rui Costa, João Gomes
  • Patent number: 9713063
    Abstract: A request from a mobile access point that is installed on a vehicle may be received via network interface circuitry of one or more computing devices. Processing circuitry of the one or more computing devices may determine characteristics of a captive portal to present in response to the request based on current location of the vehicle and mobile access point. A captive portal with the determined characteristics is then provided by the processing circuitry, via the network interface circuitry, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Costa, João Gomes
  • Publication number: 20170094583
    Abstract: A request from a mobile access point that is installed on a vehicle may be received via network interface circuitry of one or more computing devices. Processing circuitry of the one or more computing devices may determine characteristics of a captive portal to present in response to the request based on current location of the vehicle and mobile access point. A captive portal with the determined characteristics is then provided by the processing circuitry, via the network interface circuitry, in response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Rui Costa, João Gomes
  • Patent number: 9521606
    Abstract: A request from a mobile access point that is installed on a vehicle may be received via network interface circuitry of one or more computing devices. Processing circuitry of the one or more computing devices may determine characteristics of a captive portal to present in response to the request based on current location of the vehicle and mobile access point. A captive portal with the determined characteristics is then provided by the processing circuitry, via the network interface circuitry, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Costa, João Gomes
  • Patent number: 8314722
    Abstract: The invention refers to a new keyboard based in a polymeric, copolymeric or composite film (11) with piezo- and pyroelectric properties capable of receiving a tactile signal and giving a respond in the form of an electrical signal. The system described in this invention includes one or more keys (10), being each one of them made by a piezoelectric film (11) with electric conductive contacts, transparent or not, above and below the piezoelectric film and with the inferior layer of grounded electrodes (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Universidade Do Minho
    Inventors: Senentxu Lanceros Mendez, José Gerardo Vieira Rocha, Vitor Joao Gomes Da Silva Sencadas
  • Publication number: 20100253552
    Abstract: The invention refers to a new keyboard based in a polymeric, copolymeric or composite film (11) with piezo- and pyroelectric properties capable of receiving a tactile signal and giving a respond in the form of an electrical signal. The system described in this invention includes one or more keys (10), being each one of them made by a piezoelectric film (11) with electric conductive contacts, transparent or not, above and below the piezoelectric film and with the inferior layer of grounded electrodes (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Senentxu Lanceros Mendez, José Gerardo Vieira Rocha, Vitor Joao Gomes Da Silva Sencadas
  • Publication number: 20080203619
    Abstract: The invention reports a new film of the beta phase of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and its processing for the elimination of porosity, using a compression force along the thickness direction of the sample at a high temperature. The join action of the compression force and the temperature eliminates the porosity of the PVDF beta phase, improving its mechanical (Young's modulus, yielding and breaking stress, yielding and breaking strain), electrical (dielectric constant, electric rupture) and electromechanical properties (electromechanical coupling, piezoelectric coefficients) and, therefore, the use of the material in technological applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Universidade Do Minho
    Inventors: Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez, Vitor Joao Gomes Da Silva, Rinaldo Gregorio Filho
  • Patent number: 6216706
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for drying reconstituted tobacco sheets includes positioning a steam box below an endless conveyor belt. A slurry is cast onto the conveyor belt and conveyed over a steam box before entry into a drying apparatus. The steam box functions to pre-treat the slurry so as to increase the rate by which the slurry may be dried. The steam box includes the use of a perforated plate which encloses an upper portion of the steam box and which functions to uniformly distribute steam to the underside of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashok Kumar, Joao Gomes