Patents by Inventor John A. Carr

John A. Carr 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: 10988197
    Abstract: A retaining assembly to attach one or more mobile devices to a mobile object. The retaining assembly may include a mounting plate that attaches to the mobile object by way of a mounting bracket or scorecard clip-on. The mounting bracket provides dovetails for selecting engaging the mounting plate in different orientations. The mounting plate facilitates various magnetized components to removably attach to the mobile device. If the mobile device has a third-party extensible grip, a retaining ring may be employed to attach the mobile device or the extensible grip modified to one of the various magnetized components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Leslie Ronald Hamilton, John Carr
  • Patent number: 10990515
    Abstract: An automated system is presented for unit testing an application in a mainframe execution environment. The system includes a test configurator, a stub setup routine and an interceptor routine. The test configurator is configured to receive and parse a test input file, where the test input file includes a record for a particular file accessed by the application using the given type of file system. Upon reading the record, the test configurator calls the stub setup routine. The stub setup routine is associated with the given type of file system and creates an object for the particular file in the mainframe execution environment, such that the object is instantiated from a class representing the given type of file system. The interceptor routine is accessible by the application. In response to a given command issued by the application for the given type of file system, the interceptor routine operates to interact with methods provided by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Everitt, Douglas McLeod Watkins, Loretta Ann Walbeck, Sheldon John Spurrell, Steven James Carr
  • Patent number: 10930812
    Abstract: A fully automated fabrication method and system utilizing a single additive manufacturing platform to fabricate solar cell panels without human-touch labor. The system includes a computer and a robotic arm having a machine vision device and a tool changer to which tools are releasably secured. In an exemplary embodiment, the fabrication method uses pre-fabricated substrates wherein the computer controls the robotic arm to deposit an adhesive layer on a pre-fabricated substrate and thereafter place solar cells on the adhesive layer. The solar cells become bonded to the substrate when the adhesive layer cures. The computer then controls the robotic arm to print electrical connections and electrical bus bars on the substrate with electrically conductive ink in order to electrically connect the solar cells. After the electrically conductive ink cures, the computer controls the robotic arm to spray an encapsulating material over the solar cells and substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: John A Carr, Furman VanDrake Thompson, II, Austin T Bumbalough
  • Patent number: 10906828
    Abstract: Processes for inhibiting scale produced during wet process phosphoric acid production by adding a scale inhibiting amount of a reagent having at least one amine portion including at least one primary amine, and at least one hydrocarbyl portion having an insolubilizing group attached thereto to at least one stage of a wet process phosphoric acid production process are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kopreski, Lei Zhang, John Carr, Roderick Ryles
  • Patent number: 10668098
    Abstract: Oral sorbent compositions that bind small and charged toxins and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HEMOCLEANSE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Richard Ash, David John Carr
  • Publication number: 20200009384
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods that can prevent or ameliorate bronchoconstriction. In particular, the invention provides devices and methods in which a signal is delivered to the vagus nerve or the pulmonary branches of the vagus nerves. The signal is able to treat bronchoconstriction and prevent and/or ameliorate bronchoconstriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brendan J. CANNING, Michael John CARR, Marian KOLLARIK
  • Patent number: 10441787
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods that can prevent or ameliorate bronchoconstriction. In particular, the invention provides devices and methods in which a signal is delivered to the vagus nerve or the pulmonary branches of the vagus nerves. The signal is able to treat bronchoconstriction and prevent and/or ameliorate bronchoconstriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: GALVANI BIOELECTRONICS LIMITED, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Brendan J. Canning, Michael John Carr, Marian Kollarik
  • Patent number: 10214421
    Abstract: Processes for inhibiting scale produced during wet process phosphoric acid production by adding a scale-inhibiting amount of a reagent having a primary amine-containing polymer to at least one stage of a wet process phosphoric acid production process are provided herein, wherein said primary amine-containing polymer includes one or more organic moieties that reduce the polymer's solubility in an aqueous environment as compared to its native form, thereby reducing or preventing scale in the wet process phosphoric acid production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, John Carr, Haunn-Lin Tony Chen
  • Publication number: 20190008894
    Abstract: Oral sorbent compositions that bind small and charged toxins and methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Richard Ash, David John Carr
  • Publication number: 20180236224
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods that can prevent or ameliorate bronchoconstriction by stimulating neural activity, in contrast to those techniques based on denervation, ablation or blocking of neural activity. Methods and devices according to the invention may act responsively or on demand, can preserve neuronal structure and function and will be associated with minimal collateral side-effects. In particular, the invention provides devices and methods in which a signal is delivered to the vagus nerve, for example the cervical vagus nerve or the pulmonary branch of the vagus nerve, in order to stimulate neural activity in the vagal nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: GALVANI BIOELECTRONICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael John CARR, Kevin K. KWONG, Gerald E. HUNSBERGER
  • Publication number: 20180179062
    Abstract: Processes for inhibiting scale produced during wet process phosphoric acid production by adding a scale-inhibiting amount of a reagent having a primary amine-containing polymer to at least one stage of a wet process phosphoric acid production process are provided herein, wherein said primary amine-containing polymer includes one or more organic moieties that reduce the polymer's solubility in an aqueous environment as compared to its native form, thereby reducing or preventing scale in the wet process phosphoric acid production process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Lei ZHANG, John CARR, Haunn-Lin Tony CHEN
  • Patent number: 10000825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process, method and plant for recovering scandium and ions containing scandium using an ion exchange resin from a feed stream. The feed stream may be, but is by no means limited to, a leach liquor or leach pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Clean TeQ Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Voight, Nikolai Zontov, John Carr
  • Patent number: 9969538
    Abstract: This is a new and useful improvement to liquid and dry product containers, modifying the flow rate of delivery. The user sandwiches the invention between the cap and existing vessel, which reduces the delivery rate of the product from the container when poured by the user. The invention conserves product quantity and reduces loss in an accidental spill. The invention is designed to fit a variety of containers. The invention is designed to dispense different products at desired flow rates. The invention is designed to be modified for specific applications. The invention can be reused after the vessel is emptied, thus conserving production material. The improvement is obvious because it benefits the consumer, not the manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: David John Carr
  • Patent number: 9902617
    Abstract: Processes for inhibiting scale produced during wet process phosphoric acid production by adding a scale-inhibiting amount of a reagent having a primary amine-containing polymer, or salt thereof, to one or more stages of a wet process phosphoric acid production stream are provided herein, wherein the primary amine-containing polymer includes an A mer according to Formula (I): where R is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, halide, or carboxyl; R1 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, or C2-C6 alkenyl; R2 is H or an A mer according to Formula (I) as herein defined; R3 is chosen from a direct bond or a C1-C12 alkyl, C2-C12 alkenyl, or a C6-C12 aryl group; and n is an integer chosen to provide a weight average molecular weight of the primary amine-containing polymer of at least 300 Daltons, and wherein the percentage of primary amines in the polymer is from 30 mole % to 100 mole % based on the total percentage of mer units in the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, John Carr, Haunn-Lin Tony Chen
  • Publication number: 20180043162
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods that can prevent or ameliorate bronchoconstriction. In particular, the invention provides devices and methods in which a signal is delivered to the vagus nerve or the pulmonary branches of the vagus nerves. The signal is able to treat bronchoconstriction and prevent and/or ameliorate bronchoconstriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: BRENDAN J. CANNING, Michael John CARR, Marian KOLLARIK
  • Patent number: 9706958
    Abstract: According to the embodiments described herein, a method for characterizing in vivo operation of a dental prosthetic can include providing subject position data and prosthetic position data. The method may further include transforming the subject position data into a reference three-dimensional coordinate system. The reference three-dimensional coordinate system can be ordered according to a coordinate index. The coordinate index can be based at least in part upon a subject position index of the subject position data. The method may further include comparing, automatically with one or more processors, the prosthetic position data and the reference three-dimensional coordinate system according to a comparison order to characterize the dental prosthetic. The comparison order can be based at least in part upon a prosthetic position index of the prosthetic position data and the coordinate index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Phyllis D. Hoke, Julie Myers Grender, Jill Renee Underwood, Gregory John Carr, Malgorzata Klukowska
  • Patent number: 9512011
    Abstract: A process for removing suspended particles and at least one ionic species from a feed water stream to produce a product water stream, the process includes the steps of forming agglomerates of the suspended particles in the feed water stream; passing the feed water stream containing agglomerated particles through a bed of particulate sorbent material so as to sorb the ionic species from the feed water onto the sorbent to provide a loaded sorbent and filter the agglomerated particles from the feed water using the bed of particulate sorbent material as a filtration medium to load the bed with the agglomerated particles, and thereby produce the product water stream; removing the filtered particles and the ionic species from the filtration medium; and re-using the regenerated sorbent in step b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Clean TeQ Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Voigt, Nikolai Zontov, John Carr
  • Publication number: 20160229725
    Abstract: Processes for inhibiting scale produced during wet process phosphoric acid production by adding a scale inhibiting amount of a reagent having at least one amine portion including at least one primary amine, and at least one hydrocarbyl portion having an insolubilizing group attached thereto to at least one stage of a wet process phosphoric acid production process are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan KOPRESKI, Lei ZHANG, John Carr, Roderick RYLES
  • Patent number: 9394587
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for recovering uranium from an acidic leach solution or leach pulp in salt water using an amino-phosphorus resin, wherein the liquid phase of the leach solution or leach pulp contains greater than 3 g/L chloride ion in solution. The resin may comprise a functional group comprising an amino phosphonic group, an amino-phosphinic group, an amino phosphoric functional group and/or a combination thereof. According to the invention the leach solution or leach pulp may be generated by in-situ leaching, vat leaching, heap leaching and/or agitated leaching at ambient, elevated temperature and/or elevated pressure conditions in saline or hyper-saline water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Clean Teq Holdings Limited
    Inventors: John Carr, Nikolai Zontov, Tony Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 9258364
    Abstract: A storage management method for use in a storage area network is provided. The storage area network comprises a plurality of host data processors coupled to a virtualization engine, which is coupled to a plurality of physical storage media. Each physical storage media is assigned a tier level. The method comprises storing a threshold storage access value associated with each tier level, presenting virtual disk(s) to a host data processor and receiving I/O requests to the virtual disk from the host data processor. Additionally, metadata is stored which identifies the tier level of the physical storage to which the block corresponds, mappings between the block and blocks of a virtual disk, and an access rate to the data. The access value is periodically compared to at least one threshold rate associated with its tier level. Depending on the result, storage block(s) may be marked for migration to another tier level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David John Carr, Barry Douglas Whyte