Patents by Inventor John A. Corey

John A. Corey 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: 20210027148
    Abstract: A processor arranged to compress neural network activation data comprising an input module for obtaining neural network activation data. The processor also comprises a block creation module arranged to split the neural network activation data into a plurality of blocks; and a metadata generation module for generating metadata associated with at least one of the plurality of blocks. Based on the metadata generated a selection module selects a compression scheme for each of the plurality of blocks, and a compression module for applying the selected compression scheme to the corresponding block to produce compressed neural network activation data. An output module is also provided for outputting the compressed neural network activation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Lingchuan MENG, John Wakefield BROTHERS, III, Jens OLSON, Jared Corey SMOLENS, Eric KUNZE, Ian Rudolf BRATT
  • Publication number: 20200368460
    Abstract: Methods of securely dispensing a substance to an intended user are provided. In some instances, a method of securely dispensing a substance to an intended user includes moving a valve of a locking cap fixedly secured to a housing containing the substance to an open state that allows the substance to be dispensed from the housing to the intended user; determining that a unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected; and dispensing the substance from the housing to the intended user in response to determining that the unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Boyer, Christy Corey, Richard Cronenberg, John Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10729860
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a member for securely dispensing a substance to an intended user includes a first member configured to threadedly engage with a housing containing the substance; a second member coupled to the first member, the second member configured to fixedly secure the first member to the housing; a third member including a cavity sized and shaped to selectively receive the second member; and a valve coupled to the first member such that: when the second member is received within the cavity, the valve is in an open state that allows the substance to be dispensed from the housing to the intended user in response to a processor determining that a unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected, and when the second member is not received within the cavity, the valve is in a closed state that prevents the substance from being dispensed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Boyer, Christy Corey, Richard Cronenberg, John Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20200131465
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for growing viable monoclonal colonies, identifying them as monoclonal after their viability has been demonstrated, and picking and placing them into a target environment. The methods may include plating cells at low density in a well, capturing at a first time shortly after plating a series of vertically spaced-apart images of the well showing locations of the cells, capturing at a second, later time images of the same well showing locations of candidate cell colonies, determining a likelihood that the candidate colonies are monoclonal based on information in the first set of images, and, based on the likelihood, picking candidate colonies using a picking head for transfer to a target environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy A. Floto, Alison A. Glaser, Lee Von Landau, John Phillips, Kyle Corey, Padmavathi Bandhuvula, Anna Louise Forsyth
  • Patent number: 10527320
    Abstract: A cryocooler is described that can include a pressure wave generator, and a refrigeration device (for example, a cold-head), which can be used to liquefy a gas when the gas is exposed to a surface of the refrigeration device. The pressure wave generator can include one or more motors. Each motor can include a stator, and at least one electrical coil wound around a portion of the stator. The electrical coil can generate a reversing magnetic field when alternating electric current is passed through the electrical coil. The motor can further include a pressurized container that can be placed within the space enclosed by the stator, and a piston that can be placed inside the pressurized container. The stators can be placed external to the pressurized container. The piston is made by combining magnets that have opposite and transverse polarities, and are combined adjacently on a common reciprocating axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Chart Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Corey, Douglas Alan Wilcox, II
  • Patent number: 10508892
    Abstract: A submunition delivery device including a master electronics module; a submunition module operatively connected to the master electronics module and including a plurality of submunition banks separated by bulkheads. Each of the submunition banks includes a plurality of submunitions; a base plug module operatively connected to the submunition module; and a distributed fuze module operatively connected to the master electronics module to limit a detrimental effect of the plurality of submunitions upon a collision by arming the plurality of submunitions before a dispense action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel Corey Pines, Kevin Cochran, John Hendershot, John Frederick Kunstmann, David Reinaldo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10465669
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to a spin pump that includes a combination of a compressor and a vacuum pump on respective pistons extending from a common crankshaft in a rotating housing. Related methods, apparatuses, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Chart Inc.
    Inventor: John Corey
  • Publication number: 20190137163
    Abstract: A cryogenic freezer features a dewar defining a storage space. A reservoir is positioned within or adjacent to the storage space and is configured to contain a cryogenic liquid with a headspace above the cryogenic liquid in a reservoir interior space that is sealed with respect to the storage space. A refrigeration module is in heat exchange relationship with the reservoir. A sensor is configured to determine a temperature or pressure within the reservoir. A system controller is connected to the sensor and the refrigeration module and configured so that the refrigeration module is adjusted to provide additional cooling to the reservoir when a pressure or temperature within the headspace increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: John Corey, Keith Gustafson, Buzz Bies
  • Publication number: 20180356131
    Abstract: A cryocooler is described that can include a pressure wave generator, and a refrigeration device (for example, a cold-head), which can be used to liquefy a gas when the gas is exposed to a surface of the refrigeration device. The pressure wave generator can include one or more motors. Each motor can include a stator, and at least one electrical coil wound around a portion of the stator. The electrical coil can generate a reversing magnetic field when alternating electric current is passed through the electrical coil. The motor can further include a pressurized container that can be placed within the space enclosed by the stator, and a piston that can be placed inside the pressurized container. The stators can be placed external to the pressurized container. The piston is made by combining magnets that have opposite and transverse polarities, and are combined adjacently on a common reciprocating axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: John A. Corey
  • Publication number: 20180073493
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to a spin pump that includes a combination of a compressor and a vacuum pump on respective pistons extending from a common crankshaft in a rotating housing. Related methods, apparatuses, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Chart Inc.
    Inventor: John Corey
  • Patent number: 9771931
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to a spin pump that includes a combination of a compressor and a vacuum pump on respective pistons extending from a common crankshaft in a rotating housing. Related methods, apparatuses, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Chart Inc.
    Inventor: John Corey
  • Patent number: 9670720
    Abstract: A method of making a plurality of foldable, collapsible window shades from a continuously moving strip of material. The method described herein is directed to a variety of methods of handling and processing preforms generated from the strip of material in order to ensure continuous movement of the strip of material during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Comfortex Corporation
    Inventors: James Barss, Thomas J. Marusak, John A. Corey, Rodney Akers
  • Patent number: 9297202
    Abstract: A shutter-blind system for windows is provided. The system includes a plurality of rotatable parallel louvers. Each louver is rotatable about an axis offset from its center of gravity. The system further includes a resisting member coupled to a louver located at a lower end of the plurality of louvers, the center of gravity of the louvers with the offset axis pulling against the resisting member to maintain tension in the collapsible linkages. All of the louvers of the plurality of louvers are rotated in a substantially matched rotation in response to rotation of the lower louver. All of the louvers are held in position in response to the force of gravity on the offset louvers acting against the resisting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Comfortex Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Watkins, Jason Vandervoort, John Corey, Thomas Marusak
  • Publication number: 20150273174
    Abstract: A control circuit of an oxygen concentrator maintains pressure within a compressor of the oxygen concentrator. The control circuit includes a microprocessor that controls functioning of a controller based on two or more of: a user-adjustable flow rate of oxygen delivered by the oxygen concentrator to a user, an ambient temperature, and an ambient pressure. The functioning of the controller further controls the adsorption of various gases by sieve beds of the oxygen concentrator to produce oxygen enriched gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Beau Hart, John A. Corey
  • Publication number: 20150247267
    Abstract: A fabric for a window shade, a window shade including the fabric and a related method are disclosed. The fabric may include a relaxed condition in which the fabric is translucent or at least partially opaque; and at least one stretched condition caused by application of a tension in a single linear direction, wherein a degree of transparency of the fabric depends on an extent of the tension, The fabric exhibits substantially no dimension change other than in the single linear direction in response to tension. A roller shade for a window may include a roller including a position selectable, retraction system operatively coupled thereto; and the fabric on the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Corey
  • Patent number: 9027628
    Abstract: A shutter-blind system for windows is provided. The system includes a frame and a plurality of rotatable parallel louvers coupled within the frame. Each louver of the plurality of louvers is operatively coupled to adjacent louvers with a collapsible linkage. The system may further comprise a biasing member coupled to a first louver located at a first end of the plurality of louvers and a resisting member coupled to a second louver located at a second end of the plurality of louvers. The biasing member pulls against the resisting member to maintain tension in the collapsible linkage. According to certain embodiments, the frame elements are coupled within a window opening and trim elements are coupled to cover gaps between the frame elements and the window opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Comfortex Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Watkins, Jason Vandervoort, John Corey, Mark Kitterman, Thomas Marusak
  • Publication number: 20150098841
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to a spin pump that includes a combination of a compressor and a vacuum pump on respective pistons extending from a common crankshaft in a rotating housing. Related methods, apparatuses, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: John Corey
  • Publication number: 20150033767
    Abstract: A cryocooler is described that can include a pressure wave generator, and a refrigeration device (for example, a coldhead), which can be used to liquefy a gas when the gas is exposed to a surface of the refrigeration device. The pressure wave generator can include one or more motors. Each motor can include a stator, and at least one electrical coil wound around a portion of the stator. The electrical coil can generate a reversing magnetic field when alternating electric current is passed through the electrical coil. The motor can further include a pressurized container that can be placed within the space enclosed by the stator, and a piston that can be placed inside the pressurized container. The stators can be placed external to the pressurized container. The piston is made by combining magnets that have opposite and transverse polarities, and are combined adjacently on a common reciprocating axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Corey, Douglas Alan Wilcox, II
  • Patent number: D733460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Comfortex Window Fashions
    Inventors: John A. Corey, Michael Nygard
  • Patent number: D851139
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Chart, Inc.
    Inventors: John Corey, Peter Mansfield