Patents by Inventor John Burns

John Burns 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: 20190176101
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for separating an amount of a substance from groundwater, comprising an elongate chamber (18) having an inlet (22) which is arranged in use to admit groundwater into the chamber near a lower first end (24). There is also a gas sparger (26) located near the first end (24) which admits gas into the chamber for inducing groundwater to flow from the first end (24) of the chamber toward a second end upper end, and for producing a froth layer (32) which rises above an interface with the groundwater including a concentrated amount of the substance. A suction hood (38) can be moved downward from the top of the chamber (18) into a position to collapse the froth layer (32) and to cause it to be removed from the well body (14). The suction hood (38) (acting as a froth depth regulation device) controls the amount of groundwater in the froth layer (32), which influences the concentration of the contaminant substance achieved in the froth layer (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Edward Phillips, Gregory Raymond Brickle, David John Burns
  • Patent number: 10317080
    Abstract: A liner panel for use in a combustor for a gas turbine engine includes a forward region including a multiple of effusion passages each directed at an orientation consistent with a local swirl direction of combustion gases. Another liner panel for use in a combustor for a gas turbine engine includes a forward region forward of a dilution passage and an aft region aft of the forward region. The forward region includes a multiple of effusion passages each directed generally circumferentially. The aft region includes a multiple of effusion passages each directed at an orientation generally axially. A method of cooling a wall assembly within a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes orienting a multiple of effusion passages within a forward region consistent with a local swirl direction of combustion gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Tu, Jr., Timothy S. Snyder, James B. Hoke, James P. Bangerter, Dennis J. Duhamel, David A. Burns
  • Publication number: 20190149931
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for transferring programming information to a hearing instrument. Such programming information may include hearing loss compensation parameters and/or other information pertaining to device operation. In one embodiment, each of a pair of hearing instruments prescribed and configured for a particular hearing loss contains the necessary information for operation on either the left or right ear. The data from one hearing instrument may then be transferred to the other hearing instrument by means of wireless communication. In other embodiments, programming information is transferred wirelessly by an external device connected to a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Solum, Gregory John Haubrich, Brent Anthony Bauman, Stephen Paul Flood, Thomas Howard Burns
  • Patent number: 10229262
    Abstract: An approach is described for securely and automatically handling credentials when used for accessing endpoints, and/or applications and resources on the endpoints, and more particularly accessing web endpoints and/or web applications and resources on the web endpoints. The approach involves selecting and injecting credentials at an endpoint by an accessor and/or protocol agent to log into the endpoint, running applications, or gaining access to resources on the endpoint, without full credential information traversing the accessor's machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bomgar Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Cherukuri, John Burns Smith, III, Nicholas Shawn Twerdochlib, Ricardo Fabiano De Andrade
  • Publication number: 20180318984
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include devices and methods for gripping electrical components. The electrical device gripping tool may include a rotating handle, a cam assembly, and a body. The rotating handle may be attached to the assembly and the cam assembly may include a cam holder that fits over the cam to connect the rotating handle to the body. Furthermore, the body may include a first body half and a second body half that are each separately coupled to the cam such that the first body half and the second body half slide towards each other and slide away from each other with respect to a rotation of the rotating handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Warren Tarbell, John Burns
  • Patent number: 10043696
    Abstract: A wafer container utilizes a rigid polymer tubular tower with slots and a “getter” therein for absorbing and filtering moisture and vapors within the wafer container. The tower preferably utilizes a purge grommet at the base of the container and may have a check valve therein to control the flow direction of gas (including air) into and out of the container and with respect to the tower. The tower is sealingly connected with the grommet. The tower may have a getter media piece rolled in an elongate circular fashion forming or shaped as a tube and disposed within the tower and may have axially extending. The media can provide active and/or passive filtration as well as having capabilities to be recharged. Front opening wafer containers for 300 mm sized wafers generally have a pair of recesses on each of the left and right side in the inside rear of the container portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Watson, John Burns, Martin L. Forbes, Matthew A. Fuller, Mark V. Smith
  • Patent number: 10032660
    Abstract: An improved system and method for purging a microenvironment to desired levels of relative humidity, oxygen, or particulates through the implementation of a purge gas delivery apparatus and method that provides even distribution of the purging gas within the microenvironment. A substrate container has a tower therein with a fluid flow passageway extending the length of the tower. Apertures with porous media between the aperture and fluid flow passageway regulate the volume and pressure of air discharging at each aperture. Alternatively, the tower may be formed of a porous tubular polymeric material. A sleeve may direct the discharge purge gas in the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burns, Mark Smith, Matthew Fuller
  • Patent number: 9997388
    Abstract: A breather assembly mounted to the purge port of a substrate carrier for coupling with a tool port. In various embodiments, the breather assembly comprises a grommet that presents either a planar or a concave mounting face for coupling to the tool port. In one embodiment, the grommet is of a “solid compliant” construction, wherein the mounting face complies with the mouth of the tool port without substantially changing shape. In other embodiments, the grommet is of a “flexible compliant” construction, wherein the grommet changes shape when engaged with the tool port. The grommet can be configured so that the force (pressure-area product) exerted in the direction towards the tool port is greater than the force exerted in the direction away from the tool port, thereby enhancing the seal between the grommet and the tool port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark V. Smith, John Burns
  • Publication number: 20180138065
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer container assembly includes a container defining an exterior and defining an interior having a wafer storage area adapted to support one or more semiconductor wafers. The container also defines an opening in the container between the exterior and the interior. The container has a door and a latching mechanism to sealingly secure the door closed, and the door is openable for access to the wafer storage area. A passive getter module is removably secured with respect to the exterior of the container by substantially rigid connection structure that is a part of or extends from substantially rigid getter module housing. Getter material is disposed within the housing to decrease concentration of contaminants within the wafer storage area of the container via the access opening and the opening in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. KING, Matthew A. FULLER, John BURNS, Martin FORBES
  • Publication number: 20180126199
    Abstract: The present invention includes a safety apparatus and method for protecting users during maintenance operations for a rotorcraft comprising: at least one permanent, semi-permanent, or detachable safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop that is attached or attachable to a rotorcraft, wherein the safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop is positioned in an area or surface between a windshield of the rotorcraft and a tail boom of the rotorcraft and is connectable to a user safety device to provide fall protection from the area or surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Bob Thornton, Chyau Tzeng, Brian Mesing, Kevin Knott, Mark Wiinikka, Edith Richard, David Platz, Joshua Edler, Sarah Villanueva, Thomas Mast, Joseph Leachman, Daniel John Burns
  • Publication number: 20180048619
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network device connected to an Internet Protocol (IP) network and a serial network scans an infrastructure of the serial network. Based on the scanning, the network device can determine one or more serial endpoints within the serial network infrastructure, and may then allocate an IP address to each of the one or more serial endpoints. The network device may then map received IP network traffic into serial protocol commands on the serial network for a destination serial endpoint having an allocated IP address corresponding to a destination IP address of the received IP network traffic, and may also bridge data present on the serial network from a sourcing serial endpoint into an IP message on the IP network with an indication of a corresponding allocated IP address of the sourcing serial endpoint, accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Maluf, Raghuram S. Sudhaakar, John Burns, Jan Medved, Herbert Wildfeuer, Klement Sekera
  • Publication number: 20170333700
    Abstract: The present disclosure discusses a method of manufacturing an implantable neural electrode. The method includes cutting a metal layer to form a plurality of electrode sites, contact pads and metal traces connecting the electrode sites to the contact pads. A first silicone layer including a mesh is formed and coupled to the metal layer. A second silicone layer is formed and laminated to the first silicone layer coupled with the metal layer. Holes are formed in the first or second silicone layer exposing the contact pads and electrode sites. Wires are welded to the exposed contact pads and a third layer of silicone is overmolded over the contact pads and wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: John Burns, IV, Julianne Grainger, Bryan McLaughlin, Tirunelveli S. Sriram, John Lachapelle
  • Publication number: 20170300687
    Abstract: An approach is described for securely and automatically handling credentials when used for accessing endpoints, and/or applications and resources on the endpoints, and more particularly accessing web endpoints and/or web applications and resources on the web endpoints. The approach involves selecting and injecting credentials at an endpoint by an accessor and/or protocol agent to log into the endpoint, running applications, or gaining access to resources on the endpoint, without full credential information traversing the accessor's machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Rajesh Cherukuri, John Burns Smith, III, Nicholas Shawn Twerdochlib, Ricardo Fabiano De Andrade
  • Publication number: 20170296510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a concentrated solution of first and second pharmacologically active ingredients which involves: providing a solid eutectic composition of the first and second pharmacologically active ingredients; providing a first solvent; and dissolving the eutectic composition in the first solvent; wherein the first and second pharmacologically active ingredients are independently selected from ?2 agonists, muscarinic antagonists, anticholinergics, corticosteroids, methylxanthine compounds and salts, esters, polymorphs, hydrates or solvates thereof. A solution obtainable by this method is also described, along with an ampoule for a nebuliser and a pressurised metered dose inhaler comprising the solution. The solution is useful in the treatment of respiratory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: John Burns, Dipesh Parikh
  • Publication number: 20170271188
    Abstract: A substrate container includes a container portion having an open side or bottom, and a door to sealingly close the open side or bottom, one of the door and the container portion defining access structure. The substrate container additionally includes a check-valve assembly, the check-valve assembly being retained with respect to the access structure to provide fluid communication with an interior of the substrate container. The check-valve assembly includes a grommet, the grommet being formed of an elastomeric material. A valve seat is disposed within the grommet, the valve seat being integrally formed with the grommet according to one aspect, and being formed of a separate piece according to another aspect. An elastomeric valve member, specifically an elastomeric umbrella valve member according to one aspect, is disposed within the grommet and held to engage the valve seat, thereby restricting fluid flow through the check-valve assembly with respect to the interior of the substrate container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew A. Fuller, Mark V. Smith, Jeffery J. King, John Burns
  • Patent number: 9762613
    Abstract: A network appliance is configured to determine a security policy controlled by a system of an organization. The network appliance creates an association between the security policy and support agent access to the system. The network appliance creates portals where the access is based on the security policy and access includes connectivity for providing remote support service to the system from a remote support service disconnected from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BOMGAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajesh Cherukuri, Huey Jiun Ngo, John Burns Smith, III
  • Patent number: 9732046
    Abstract: Compounds of general formula (I), (II), (III) and (V) are described for use in modulating microtubule polymerization and in the treatment of associated disease states. Use of compounds (I), (III) and (V) in the treatment of kinase-associated disease states is also described. Further described are novel compounds of formula (II), (III) and (V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: YM BIOSCIENCES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher John Burns, Andrew Frederick Wilks, Michael Francis Harte, Harrison Sikanyika, Emmanuelle Fantino
  • Patent number: 9682038
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions comprising multi-component crystalline particles suitable for use in inhalation therapy and for delivery by oral or nasal inhalation are provided, wherein said compositions additionally comprise particles of at least one additional active agent. Also provided are methods of preparation of the compositions and their use in medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Prosonix Limited
    Inventors: John Burns, Dipesh Parikh
  • Patent number: 9626224
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the optimization of available computing resources within a virtual environment are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises determining the sizes of the computing resources available to the virtual machine and determining optimal data structures for the virtual machine based on the sizes of the computing resources. The optimal data structures may include an indexing data structure and a historic data. The method may further comprise allocating a Random Access Memory (RAM) and disk storage to the optimal data structures and configuring the optimal data structures within the RAM and the disk storage. The optimization of data structures involves balancing requirements of the indexing data structure and the historic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Anthony Hughes, John Burns
  • Patent number: D789691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S. a.r.l.
    Inventor: Peter John Burns