Patents by Inventor John Booth

John Booth 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: 10378679
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for retaining at least one elongate object. The apparatus includes a first retaining member (702) comprising at least one female portion (712), a further retaining member (700) comprising at least one male portion (732) receivable in the at least one female portion, wherein the at least one male portion (732) comprises a first connecting region adapted to cooperate with a further connecting region and at least one securing element (785) slidable in a keyway (775) of the first retaining member (702) and engagable with said male portion (732) to securely connect the first and further retaining members and retain an elongate object therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ellis Patents Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Booth, Christopher John Calvert
  • Publication number: 20180205740
    Abstract: A method for controlling permissions relating to online interactions of a sub-account, the sub-account being linked with a main account, the method comprising modifying permissions associated with a sub-account using the linked main account, the permissions controlling the ability of a sub-account to engage in online interactions, wherein the sub-account is a user account that is restricted such that a user of the sub-account is not able to modify permissions of the sub-account to the same degree as a user of the linked main account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Clark, Murray Hume, John Booth, Rafael Wyss
  • Publication number: 20170290466
    Abstract: The devices, methods, and algorithms of the present disclosure provide a hot food holding cabinet to detect the presence and uniquely identify a plurality of food holding trays within a plurality of food holding locations within a hot food holding cabinet. There can also be multiple, separate food holding cabinets that are linked together. Timing and other functions related to the storage of the food holding trays are initiated automatically, without any manual input from a user. This allows for the automated initiation and tracking of product quality parameters by the cabinet computer. The parameters can include product timers and holding profiles, and whether the food holding trays are removed, transferred between bins in a single cabinet, or transferred between separate cabinets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee LUNDBERG, Nicholas PATTERSON, Daryl Gregory ERBS, Andrew Michael BEST, Charles E MOSES II, John BOOTH, Ricardo ACOSTA
  • Publication number: 20170212071
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a holder for a test object, more specifically to a holder for measuring electrochemical properties of the test object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Adam C. STOOT, Ross BIRNEY, Timothy John BOOTH
  • Patent number: 9562443
    Abstract: A component, for example an aerofoil vane or other gas path structure in a gas turbine machine such as a gas turbine engine, in which an insulated electrical conductor path is embedded structurally integrally, and in which electromagnetic shielding, for the embedded electrical conductor path is provided structurally integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: David V. Roberts, Alison Jane McMillan, Stephen John Booth
  • Publication number: 20160258014
    Abstract: This invention relates to the identification of modified cytosine residues, such as 5-methylcytosine (5mC), 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and 5-formylcytosine (5fC) to be distinguished from cytosine (C) in a sample nucleotide sequence. Methods may comprise oxidising or reducing a first portion of polynucleotides which comprise the sample nucleotide sequence; treating the oxidised or reduced first portion and a second portion of polynucleotides with bisulfite; sequencing the polynucleotides in the first and second portions of the population following steps ii) and iii) to produce first and second nucleotide sequences, respectively and; identifying the residue in the first and second nucleotide sequences which corresponds to a cytosine residue in the sample nucleotide sequence. These methods may be useful, for example in the analysis of genomic DNA and/or of RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Michael John Booth, Shankar Balasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20160159064
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for separating a graphene-support layer laminate from a conducting substrate-graphene-support layer laminate, using a gentle, controllable electrochemical method. In this way, substrates which are fragile, expensive or difficult to manufacture can be used—and even re-used—without damage or destruction of the substrate or the graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Filippo Pizzocchero, Timothy John Booth, Natalie Kostesha, Letizia Amato, Peter Bøggild
  • Patent number: 9290807
    Abstract: This invention relates to the identification of modified cytosine residues, such as 5-methylcytosine (5mC), 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and 5-formylcytosine (5fC) to be distinguished from cytosine (C) in a sample nucleotide sequence. Methods may comprise oxidizing or reducing a first portion of polynucleotides which comprise the sample nucleotide sequence; treating the oxidized or reduced first portion and a second portion of polynucleotides with bisulfite; sequencing the polynucleotides in the first and second portions of the population following steps ii) and iii) to produce first and second nucleotide sequences, respectively and; identifying the residue in the first and second nucleotide sequences which corresponds to a cytosine residue in the sample nucleotide sequence. These methods may be useful, for example in the analysis of genomic DNA and/or of RNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cambridge Epigenetix Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Booth, Shankar Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 9251601
    Abstract: One or more digital representations of single- (101) and/or few-layer (102) thin-film material are automatically identified robustly and reliably in a digital image (100), the digital image (100) having a predetermined number of color components, by—determining (304) a background color component of the digital image (100) for each color component, and—determining or estimating (306) a color component of thin-film material to be identified in the digital image (100) for each color component by obtaining a pre-determined contrast value (CR; CG; CB) for each color component and multiplying the respective background color component with a numerical difference between the pre-determined contrast value (CR; CG; CB) for a given color component and about 1,—identifying points or parts of the image with all color components being within a predetermined range of the determined or estimated color component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    Inventors: Bjarke Sørensen Jessen, Mikkel Buster Klarskov, Lisa Katharina Tschammer, Timothy John Booth, Peter Bøggild
  • Publication number: 20150199826
    Abstract: One or more digital representations of single- (101) and/or few-layer (102) thin-film material are automatically identified robustly and reliably in a digital image (100), the digital image (100) having a predetermined number of colour components, by—determining (304) a background colour component of the digital image (100) for each colour component, and—determining or estimating (306) a colour component of thin-film material to be identified in the digital image (100) for each colour component by obtaining a pre-determined contrast value (CR; CG; CB) for each colour component and multiplying the respective background colour component with a numerical difference between the pre-determined contrast value (CR; CG; CB) for a given colour component and about 1, —identifying points or parts of the image with all colour components being within a predetermined range of the determined or estimated colour component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Bjarke Sørensen Jessen, Mikkel Buster Klarskov, Lisa Katharina Tschammer, Timothy John Booth, Peter Bøggild
  • Patent number: 8778208
    Abstract: A method of making an article 2 comprising an ultra-thin sheet 26 of material secured at lateral regions to a support member, the method comprises laying the ultra-thin sheet on a substrate 20, forming the support member on the lateral regions of the ultra-thin sheet such that the lateral regions of the ultra-thin sheet are sandwiched between the support member and the substrate and adhered to the support member, and removing the substrate by vaporisation or by a dissolution step using a solvent, to leave the article. The ultra-thin sheet is supported around its periphery and has a central region in which the ultra-thin sheet is free from contact with any other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Graphene Industries Limited
    Inventors: Peter Blake, Timothy John Booth
  • Publication number: 20140193249
    Abstract: A component, for example an aerofoil vane or other gas path structure in a gas turbine machine such as a gas turbine engine, in which an insulated electrical conductor path is embedded structurally integrally, and in which electromagnetic shielding, for the embedded electrical conductor path is provided structurally integrally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: David V. ROBERTS, Alison Jane McMILLAN, Stephen John BOOTH
  • Publication number: 20140178881
    Abstract: This invention relates to the identification of modified cytosine residues, such as 5-methylcytosine (5mC), 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and 5-formylcytosine (5fC) to be distinguished from cytosine (C) in a sample nucleotide sequence. Methods may comprise oxidising or reducing a first portion of polynucleotides which comprise the sample nucleotide sequence; treating the oxidised or reduced first portion and a second portion of polynucleotides with bisulfite; sequencing the polynucleotides in the first and second portions of the population following steps ii) and iii) to produce first and second nucleotide sequences, respectively and; identifying the residue in the first and second nucleotide sequences which corresponds to a cytosine residue in the sample nucleotide sequence. These methods may be useful, for example in the analysis of genomic DNA and/or of RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Cambridge Epigenetix Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Booth, Shankar Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 8649686
    Abstract: In a communication device using a plurality of signal enhancement mechanisms, a system and method are provided for managing signal processing power consumption. A receiver accepts a communications signal and analyzes signal integrity. In response to analyzing the signal integrity, a signal enhancement mechanism is changed, and device power consumption is modified in response to changing the signal enhancement mechanism. In one aspect, the receiver changes a receiver signal enhancement mechanism, and modifies its power consumption. For example, one or more of the following receiver signal enhancement mechanisms may be selected: forward error correction (FEC), equalization, dc voltage level, and physical coding sublayer (PCS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
    Inventor: Bradley John Booth
  • Patent number: 8375201
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for securing links at the physical (PHY) layer in an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet communication system. A local device (LD) receives an electrical waveform representing link partner security information from a network-connected link partner (LP) via unformatted message pages. The LD accesses predetermined LP reference information stored in a tangible memory medium. The LD compares the received LP security information to the LP reference information. In response to the LD matching the received LP security information to the LP reference information, a secure link to the LP is verified. Likewise, the LD may send electrical waveforms representing security information to the LP via the unformatted message pages. In response to the LP matching the LD security information to the LD reference information, a secure link to the LD is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
    Inventor: Bradley John Booth
  • Patent number: 8268375
    Abstract: A method for spraying a food product is disclosed herein. The method includes the step of disposing a first sprayer along an axis defining, at least in part, a path of movement for a food product. The method also includes the step of disposing a second sprayer along the axis axially and radially spaced from the first sprayer. The method also includes the step of directly communicating with the first and second sprayers disposed along the axis with a cavity operable to receive edible ink such that the first and second sprayers concurrently spray the edible ink to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: John Booth, James M. Whitham
  • Patent number: 8255779
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for accelerating forward error correction (FEC) synchronization in a communicating receiver. On the transmitter side, the method accepts an energy waveform representing a packet of data symbols, encodes the packet, and creates an FEC block. Prior to transmitting the FEC block, an electromagnetic waveform is transmitted representing an FEC flag character. Then, an electromagnetic waveform representing the FEC block is transmitted a predetermined first period of time after the transmission of the FEC flag character. For example, the first time period may be immediately following the FEC flag character transmission or a predetermined number of idle characters following the transmission of the FEC flag character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
    Inventor: Bradley John Booth
  • Patent number: 8210631
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for printing a media sheet in a media processing device. The method includes aligning a first portion of a printhead of the media processing device to a print area of the media sheet. The method further includes printing the print area of the media sheet by traversing the printhead over the print area in a first direction. The printing is performed by the first portion. Further, the method includes aligning a second portion of the printhead to the print area by adjusting the media sheet relative to the printhead by an index distance in a direction perpendicular to the first direction. Thereafter, the method includes reprinting the print area by traversing the printhead over the print area in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The reprinting is performed by the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ray Bailey, Lucas David Barkley, John Booth Bates, James Lesesne Bush, III, Michael Anthony Marra, III
  • Patent number: 8156439
    Abstract: A computer for use in the transfer and monitoring of data and a method of verifying the transfer of patient physiological data is herein disclosed. The computer comprises a display for displaying data, a controller for controlling the display of the data, a graphical user interface being disposed to display data, a first input device connected to the controller for entering data that is recorded and displayed by a data recording device and a second input device connected to the controller for entering data into the controller that is indicative of the spatial arrangement of the display of the data by the data recording device, wherein the controller uses the data indicative of the spatial arrangement of the display of data by the data recording device to display the data in the graphical user interface according to the data by the data recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The General Electric Company
    Inventor: John Booth
  • Patent number: 7957598
    Abstract: A method for compressing data includes transmitting a requested compression factor such as a quality factor known in JPEG compression, to a scanner or like peripheral device. The type of communication link between the scanner or like device and a host computer is identified, and based on the communication link type, the requested compression factor is altered to generate a new compression factor subsequently used to compress the data. The amount of buffer, such as scan buffer, used by the scanner or peripheral device may also be used to alter the compression factor prior to compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Booth Bates, Brian Andrew Brown, Timothy John Rademacher