Patents by Inventor John A. Cook

John A. Cook 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: 11352481
    Abstract: Methods include producing tunable carbon structures and combining carbon structures with a polymer to form a composite material. Carbon structures include crinkled graphene. Methods also include functionalizing the carbon structures, either in-situ, within the plasma reactor, or in a liquid collection facility. The plasma reactor has a first control for tuning the specific surface area (SSA) of the resulting tuned carbon structures as well as a second, independent control for tuning the SSA of the tuned carbon structures. The composite materials that result from mixing the tuned carbon structures with a polymer results in composite materials that exhibit exceptional favorable mechanical and/or other properties. Mechanisms that operate between the carbon structures and the polymer yield composite materials that exhibit these exceptional mechanical properties are also examined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Bruce Lanning, Daniel Cook, Elena Rogojina, Karel Vanheusden, Margaret Hines, John Baldwin, Chandra B. KC
  • Patent number: 11342075
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein facilitate biometric, health, and activity data aggregation and visualization in order to provide improved physical performance tracking and medical monitoring. In some examples, the system can providing real time access to healthcare providers during telehealth sessions. In some examples, the system can include infectious disease monitoring, enabling a healthcare provider to monitor and provide healthcare to a group of patients outside of a clinical setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HeartCloud, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Michael Podobas, Ian Ainsworth Cook, Ross John Bollens, Derek Dariusz Podobas
  • Publication number: 20220154415
    Abstract: A hydraulic actuator that can be used on trip plows to hold the trip blade in its operative downward position and to control the return of the trip blade after tripping. The actuator has a body with first and second ends. A piston rod reciprocates within the tube. A plate with a channel is positioned within the tube a spaced distance from the tube ends. The plate creates an oil reservoir between the plate and the piston rod. A reciprocating piston is positioned within the tube between the second end and the plate. A spring is mounted between the second end and the reciprocating piston and normally biases the reciprocating piston into engagement with the channel normally closing the channel. The piston rod moves in the direction of the plate when the trip blade hits an obstruction, forcing the oil through the channel moving the reciprocating piston and opening the channel allowing oil to flow into an oil chamber created between the reciprocating piston and the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Alain Cook, Jeffrey John Seed, Jerry Duane Holman
  • Publication number: 20220133385
    Abstract: A docking system for electrosurgical equipment where a first docking interface is a recess in the housing of a smoke evacuator and a second docking interface is a raised portion of an electrosurgical unit. The first and second docking interfaces have corresponding ground, power, and communication contacts, so that the two devices can be physically and electrically interconnected by mating the first docking interface with the second docking interface. The first docking interface is on the top of the smoke evacuator and the second docking interface is on the bottom of the electrosurgical unit so that the devices may be stacked and interconnected using a minimum amount of space without the need for cabling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Frame, John Cook
  • Patent number: 11260263
    Abstract: A Pilates spine corrector having a user-adjustable handle assembly that rotates. The handle assembly has a grip bar that is eccentrically positioned such that it is off centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: John Cook, Ron Gibson
  • Patent number: 11245701
    Abstract: At an authorization manager, an indication is obtained that a request pre-processing tool has been designated as a validator for a category of requests directed to a network-accessible service. The authorization manager determines, based at least in part on a validation result set indicated in a request of the category, that the request pre-processing tool has verified that the request meets an authorization requirement. The authorization manager approves one or more operations indicated in the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jason Brandwine, John Cook
  • Patent number: 11224778
    Abstract: An isokinetic oscillation exercise device of an elongated flexible blade having a first and second end and a grip portion coupled to a middle portion of the elongated flexible blade. End caps coupled to said first and second ends adapted to storage. Further, a method is disclosed of manufacturing an isokinetic oscillation exercise device that provides a flexible elongated flexible blade, a grip portion injection molding, a pliable ring injection moldings, and end caps injection molding; slides the pliable rings on the elongated flexible blade separated by a length of the grip portion, overmolds a first-shot of the grip portion over the pliable rings, overmolds a second-shot of the grip portion to the first-shot of the grip portion to the elongated flexible blade, seals the first-shot to the second-shot of the grip portion against the pliable rings; and attaches the end caps to the elongated flexible blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: John Cook, Bruce Hymanson
  • Publication number: 20220008804
    Abstract: A screen stand to retrofit onto a stationary exercise machine using existing bolts on the stationary exercise machine. The screen stand has a hollow top mast slidably received within a hollow bottom mast. The bottom mast has a first anchor to attach to the pop pin of the stationary bicycle. There is a second anchor that attaches to the front stabilizer bar of the stationary bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald Gibson, John Baudhuin, John Cook
  • Publication number: 20210387809
    Abstract: For use in a reciprocating floor slat conveyor system having formed slats made of steel, a gap filler for sealing the gaps between side-by-side steel slats includes a portion that extends upwardly into the gap, and a lower portion that is connected to one of the side-by-side slats. The gap filler is installed by pushing down the gap filler into the gap between slats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Keith Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Daniel Jackson, John Cook
  • Patent number: 11200144
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for refinement of static analysis of program code are disclosed. A report is received. The report was generated using initial static analysis of program code. The report indicates a plurality of warnings regarding the program code, at least some of which represent potential flaws, and the warnings are associated with a plurality of segments of the program code. Additional analysis of the segments of program code is performed. The additional analysis differs at least in part from the initial static analysis. Based at least in part on the additional analysis, at least some of the warnings are determined to represent false positives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cook, Kalpana Gondi, Michael Tautschnig
  • Publication number: 20210377126
    Abstract: A virtual network verification service for provider networks that leverages a declarative logic programming language to allow clients to pose queries about their virtual networks as constraint problems; the queries may be resolved using a constraint solver engine. Semantics and logic for networking primitives of virtual networks in the provider network environment may be encoded as a set of rules according to the logic programming language; networking security standards and/or client-defined rules may also be encoded in the rules. A description of a virtual network may be obtained and encoded. A constraint problem expressed by a query may then be resolved for the encoded description according to the encoded rules using the constraint solver engine; the results may be provided to the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cook, Catherine Dodge, Sean McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11157472
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to a file distribution scheme in a computer network are disclosed that distributes files in an efficient manner that reduces, among other things, network traffic. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for updating a file is disclosed. In such a method, unique chunks in a first version of a digital file are identified. For a second version of the digital file, chunks that are the same as in the first version are identified. Recompilation information is generated and stored for these identified chunks. Also, for the second version of the digital file, chunks in the second version that are different from chunks in the first version are identified. Recompilation information is generated and stored for these identified chunks. With this information, the second version of the digital file is completely defined and can be efficiently stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Taylor Karsten Sherman, John Cook
  • Publication number: 20210307373
    Abstract: High-protein beverages are manufactured by infusion of hydrated whey protein into an acidic beverage prior to packaging. The protein content of such beverages makes them more compatible with the dietary restrictions of persons with diabetes mellitus, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffery John Cook
  • Patent number: 11120965
    Abstract: A beam blanking device for a multi-beamlet charged particle beam apparatus is provided. The beam blanking device includes a first blanking unit, a second blanking unit and a third blanking unit. The first blanking unit includes a first blanking electrode and a first aperture. The second blanking unit includes a second blanking electrode and a second aperture. The third blanking unit includes a third blanking electrode and a third aperture. The beam blanking device includes a common electrode forming a first counter electrode for the first blanking electrode, a second counter electrode for the second blanking electrode and a third counter electrode for the third blanking electrode. The first blanking unit, the second blanking unit and the third blanking unit are arranged in a planar array and define a plane of the planar array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ICT Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft f├╝r Halbleiterpr├╝ftechnik mbH
    Inventors: Benjamin John Cook, Eoin Horgan
  • Patent number: 11095523
    Abstract: A virtual network verification service for provider networks that leverages a declarative logic programming language to allow clients to pose queries about their virtual networks as constraint problems; the queries may be resolved using a constraint solver engine. Semantics and logic for networking primitives of virtual networks in the provider network environment may be encoded as a set of rules according to the logic programming language; networking security standards and/or client-defined rules may also be encoded in the rules. A description of a virtual network may be obtained and encoded. A constraint problem expressed by a query may then be resolved for the encoded description according to the encoded rules using the constraint solver engine; the results may be provided to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cook, Catherine Dodge, Sean McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11086831
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to a file distribution scheme in a computer network are disclosed that distributes files in an efficient manner that reduces, among other things, network traffic. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for updating a file is disclosed. In such a method, unique chunks in a first version of a digital file are identified. For a second version of the digital file, chunks that are the same as in the first version are identified. Recompilation information is generated and stored for these identified chunks. Also, for the second version of the digital file, chunks in the second version that are different from chunks in the first version are identified. Recompilation information is generated and stored for these identified chunks. With this information, the second version of the digital file is completely defined and can be efficiently stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Taylor Karsten Sherman, John Cook
  • Publication number: 20210242460
    Abstract: Electrodes for batteries, active stacks for batteries, batteries and methods of fabrication are described where the electrode has an LiCoO2 (LCO) electrode layer with a (110), (101), (104), or (003) crystallographic orientation or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: XERION ADVANCED BATTERY CORP.
    Inventors: Chadd Kiggins, Mehmet Ates, John Cook
  • Publication number: 20210195881
    Abstract: A submersible (10) and method of using a submersible for capturing a target species comprising: at least one controllable thruster (14) for manoeuvring the submersible; at least one camera (12) for capturing images to allow the identification of an individual of a target species; a catapult mechanism (33) wherein the catapult mechanism is reversibly moveable between a released configuration and a primed configuration by an activatable motor, and wherein the catapult mechanism may be loaded with a retractable device mounted on the catapult mechanism, and the retractable device may be launched from the submersible by being propelled by the catapult mechanism; a container for receiving a captured individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Darius Alan Martin, Elizabeth Childs Martin, John Cook, Alan Geoffrey Cook
  • Publication number: 20210175046
    Abstract: A beam blanking device for a multi-beamlet charged particle beam apparatus is provided. The beam blanking device includes a first blanking unit, a second blanking unit and a third blanking unit. The first blanking unit includes a first blanking electrode and a first aperture. The second blanking unit includes a second blanking electrode and a second aperture. The third blanking unit includes a third blanking electrode and a third aperture. The beam blanking device includes a common electrode forming a first counter electrode for the first blanking electrode, a second counter electrode for the second blanking electrode and a third counter electrode for the third blanking electrode. The first blanking unit, the second blanking unit and the third blanking unit are arranged in a planar array and define a plane of the planar array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin John Cook, Eoin Horgan
  • Publication number: 20210159564
    Abstract: Batteries having current collectors that are sealed at their borders to encapsulate the active material and dispense with the need to use separate packaging, and methods of fabrication thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: XERION ADVANCED BATTERY CORP.
    Inventors: Eliot Bethke, Ryan Kohlmeyer, Chadd Kiggins, Memet Ates, John Busbee, John Cook, Sonika Rajput