Patents by Inventor John C Burns

John C 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: 20190143126
    Abstract: A system of two or more implantable medical devices is configured to establish a wireless link between the two or more implantable medical devices and a device external to a body of a patient while the two or more implantable medical devices are implanted in the body of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jesse J. Wheeler, Jake G. Hellman, Carlos A. Segura, John R. Burns, IV, Alejandro J. Miranda, Elliot H. Greenwald, Andrew Czarnecki, Matthew C. Muresan, Wes T. Uy, Caroline K. Bjune, John Roland Lachapelle
  • Patent number: 9496058
    Abstract: Systems passively eliminate noncondensable gasses from facilities susceptible to damage from combustion of built-up noncondensable gasses, such as H2 and O2 in nuclear power plants, without the need for external power and/or moving parts. Systems include catalyst plates installed in a lower header of the Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS) condenser, a catalyst packing member, and/or a catalyst coating on an interior surface of a condensation tube of the PCCS condenser or an annular outlet of the PCCS condenser. Structures may have surfaces or hydrophobic elements that inhibit water formation and promote contact with the noncondensable gas. Noncondensable gasses in a nuclear power plant are eliminated by installing and using the systems individually or in combination. An operating pressure of the PCCS condenser may be increased to facilitate recombination of noncondensable gasses therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Marquino, Stephan C. Moen, Richard M. Wachowiak, John L. Gels, Jesus Diaz-Quiroz, John C. Burns, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160204469
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a lithium ion battery, the electrolyte solution includes water, a cyclic carbonate, and a lithium imide salt. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, an electrolyte solution for a lithium ion battery is provided, wherein the electrolyte solution includes: a lithium ion battery charge carrying medium; water; a cyclic carbonate; and a lithium imide salt; wherein the water is present in an amount of at least 100 parts per million (ppm) (or at least 200 ppm), based on the total weight of the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Jeffrey R. Dahn, Kevin W. Eberman, Gaurav Jain, William M. Lamanna, Nupur Nikkan Sinha, Ang Xiao, Hui Ye
  • Publication number: 20150146839
    Abstract: Systems passively eliminate noncondensable gasses from facilities susceptible to damage from combustion of built-up noncondensable gasses, such as H2 and O2 in nuclear power plants, without the need for external power and/or moving parts. Systems include catalyst plates installed in a lower header of the Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS) condenser, a catalyst packing member, and/or a catalyst coating on an interior surface of a condensation tube of the PCCS condenser or an annular outlet of the PCCS condenser. Structures may have surfaces or hydrophobic elements that inhibit water formation and promote contact with the noncondensable gas. Noncondensable gasses in a nuclear power plant are eliminated by installing and using the systems individually or in combination. An operating pressure of the PCCS condenser may be increased to facilitate recombination of noncondensable gasses therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Wayne MARQUINO, Stephan C. MOEN, Richard M. WACHOWIAK, John L. GELS, Jesus DIAZ-QUIROZ, John C. BURNS, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150056521
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a lithium ion battery, wherein the electrolyte solution includes water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Jeffrey R. Dahn, Kevin W. Eberman, Gaurav Jain, William M. Lamanna, Nupur N. Sinha, Ang Xiao, Hui Ye
  • Patent number: 8917810
    Abstract: Systems passively eliminate noncondensable gasses from facilities susceptible to damage from combustion of built-up noncondensable gasses, such as H2 and O2 in nuclear power plants, without the need for external power and/or moving parts. Systems include catalyst plates installed in a lower header of the Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS) condenser, a catalyst packing member, and/or a catalyst coating on an interior surface of a condensation tube of the PCCS condenser or an annular outlet of the PCCS condenser. Structures may have surfaces or hydrophobic elements that inhibit water formation and promote contact with the noncondensable gas. Noncondensable gasses in a nuclear power plant are eliminated by installing and using the systems individually or in combination. An operating pressure of the PCCS condenser may be increased to facilitate recombination of noncondensable gasses therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Marquino, Stephan C. Moen, Richard M. Wachowiak, John L. Gels, Jesus Diaz-Quiroz, John C. Burns, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120063560
    Abstract: Systems passively eliminate noncondensable gasses from facilities susceptible to damage from combustion of built-up noncondensable gasses, such as H2 and O2 in nuclear power plants, without the need for external power and/or moving parts. Systems include catalyst plates installed in a lower header of the Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS) condenser, a catalyst packing member, and/or a catalyst coating on an interior surface of a condensation tube of the PCCS condenser or an annular outlet of the PCCS condenser. Structures may have surfaces or hydrophobic elements that inhibit water formation and promote contact with the noncondensable gas. Noncondensable gasses in a nuclear power plant are eliminated by installing and using the systems individually or in combination. An operating pressure of the PCCS condenser may be increased to facilitate recombination of noncondensable gasses therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne Marquino, Stephan C. Moen, Richard M. Wachowiak, John L. Gels, Jesus Diaz-Quiroz, John C. Burns, JR.
  • Patent number: 7715635
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying and/or categorizing similarly formed paragraphs in a digital image is set forth. An exemplary system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores executable components which when direct the system to perform the following: obtain at least one page image of reflowable textual content and identify at least one paragraph of textual content. Thereafter, for each identified paragraph, a plurality of paragraph metrics regarding the identified paragraph is determined. Based on the paragraph metrics, similarly formed paragraphs are clustered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Shagam, Robert L Goodwin, John C Burns
  • Patent number: 7385965
    Abstract: A communication switch that includes a multiprocessor control block and a method therefore is presented. The multiprocessor control block includes a centralized resource and routing processor that controls resource allocation and routing functionality within the switch. A plurality of intermediate processors operably coupled to the resource and routing processor perform call processing for corresponding portions of the connections supported by the switch, where such call processing includes issuing resource allocation requests to the resource and routing processor. Each of the intermediate processors further performs functions associated with a signaling layer portion of the protocol stack. The multiprocessor control block also includes a link layer processor operably coupled to the plurality of intermediate processors, where the link layer processor also couples to a switching fabric of the communication switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
    Inventors: James S. McCormick, Jonathan Bosloy, John C. Burns
  • Patent number: 7200110
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for the ordered release of connections from a network entity in a signalling communications network upon the detection of the failure of a signalling link or a port corresponding to such connections. A priority indicator is associated with each of the connections. Each priority indicator is selected from a priority hierarchy having several priority levels which varies from highest priority to lowest priority. Upon detection of the failure of a signalling link or port, every connection associated with the failed signalling link or port is released. The release of the connections takes place at the network entity in a sequence which corresponds to the priority hierarchy. A method and device are also provided for the ordered release of connections carried on a logical truck having a variable capacity, for example an IMA trunk, upon the detection of a reduction in capacity. The IMA trunk may be provided on several physical links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Jonathan L Bosloy
  • Patent number: 6714544
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for establishing a connection across a connection oriented network to enable communication between an originating network element and a destination network node. The originating network element is connected to source network node in the connection oriented network by a source communications channel which is addressable in the connection oriented network. The connection oriented network has a signalling infrastructure employing a network signalling protocol for establishing connections within the connection oriented network. A connection establishment request message is generated for requesting the establishment of the connection between the originating network element and the destination network node and includes information identifying the source and destination communications channels. A proxy connection establishment request message is sent from a network controlling element to the connection oriented network over a proxy signalling link provided therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Bosloy, John C. Burns, Mark Tooker
  • Patent number: 6665295
    Abstract: A method of converting a permanent connection, such as a PVC, into a signalled permanent connection, such as an S-PVC, in a connection-orientated network, such as an ATM network, without service disruptions. The method includes the steps of: (a) establishing signalling links between each network node along the path of the permanent connection; (b) providing information to identify the cross-connections along the path; (c) incorporating the cross-connect identification information in a call set-up message; (d) signalling the call set-up message along the path from a source network node to a destination network node; and (e) associating the cross-connection of each node along the path with the appropriate signalling links in order to form the signalled permanent connection. The cross-connect identification information may be a unique call identifier for the permanent connection, in circumstances where the call identifier is associated with the permanent connection cross-connections prior to Step (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Jonathan L. Bosloy
  • Patent number: 6490245
    Abstract: A method of re-establishing a communications connection in a network element, a network element and a switched connection communications network are provided. The communications connection is re-established after a failure occurs affecting the communications connection. The network element is a network element in a switched connection communications network over which the communications connection is provisioned in a source-to-destination bearer path. The bearer path includes a cross-connection in the first-mentioned network element. The cross-connection is associated with the communications connection prior to the failure at a time when the communications connection is provisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Jonathan L. Bosloy, David Watkinson
  • Patent number: 6442132
    Abstract: A method of establishing and maintaining a connection through an asynchronous cell-based network having a plurality of switching nodes, comprises setting up a first bi-directional path between source and destination endpoints through one or more switching nodes, setting up an alternate bi-directional path between the endpoints, and switching from the first path to the alternate path by first causing the destination endpoint to send cells back to the source endpoint over the alternate path while still receiving cells over the first path. When the source endpoint receives an indication that the destination endpoint has transferred to the alternate path, it sends cells from the source endpoint to the destination endpoint to complete the transfer to the alternate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Burns, David Watkinson, Jonathan Bosloy
  • Publication number: 20020083260
    Abstract: A communication switch that includes a multiprocessor control block and a method therefore is presented. The multiprocessor control block includes a centralized resource and routing processor that controls resource allocation and routing functionality within the switch. A plurality of intermediate processors operably coupled to the resource and routing processor perform call processing for corresponding portions of the connections supported by the switch, where such call processing includes issuing resource allocation requests to the resource and routing processor. Each of the intermediate processors further performs functions associated with a signaling layer portion of the protocol stack. The multiprocessor control block also includes a link layer processor operably coupled to the plurality of intermediate processors, where the link layer processor also couples to a switching fabric of the communication switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: James S. McCormick, Jonathan Bosloy, John C. Burns
  • Publication number: 20010043561
    Abstract: The method of potentially recovering from a short term signalling failure in a switched connection data transmission network comprises the steps of: (a) establishing a unique, network-wide, identifier for each call; (b) incorporating the unique identifier in a call setup message transmitted to each network element in the path of the call; (c) linking the unique call identifier with each bearer channel cross-connect associated with the call; and (d) upon detection of a failure in a signalling network which affects the call, (i) actuating a timed release of the cross-connects, (ii) re-transmitting the call setup message, including the unique call identifier, to each network element involved in placing the call, (iii) re-linking the unique call identifier with the surviving cross-connects thereby reclaiming the cross-connects, and (iv) aborting the release of the cross-connects provided they have all been timely reclaimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Jonathan L. Bosloy, David Watkinson
  • Patent number: 6292463
    Abstract: The method of potentially recovering from a short term signalling failure in a switched connection data transmission network comprises the steps of: (a) establishing a unique, network-wide, identifier for each call; (b) incorporating the unique identifier in a call setup message transmitted to each network element in the path of the call; (c) linking the unique call identifier with each bearer channel cross-connect associated with the call; and (d) upon detection of a failure in a signalling network which affects the call, (i) actuating a timed release of the cross-connects, (ii) re-transmitting the call setup message, including the unique call identifier, to each network element involved in placing the call, (iii) re-linking the unique call identifier with the surviving cross-connects thereby reclaiming the cross-connects, and (iv) aborting the release of the cross-connects provided they have all been timely reclaimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: John C Burns, Jonathan L Bosloy, David Watkinson
  • Patent number: 6147965
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for detecting and diagnosing faults in a network. The network has a plurality of nodes through which switched virtual connections can be established. First, all attempts at establishing routes through the network are recorded. Then, the location of a failure is determined by analyzing the attempted routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Newbridge Networks Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Stephen C. Bews, Jonathan L. Bosloy, David Watkinson
  • Patent number: RE40148
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for detecting and diagnosing faults in a network. The network has a plurality of nodes through which switched virtual connections can be established. First, all attempts at establishing routes through the network are recorded. Then, the location of a failure is determined by analyzing the attempted routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Burns, Stephen C. Bews, Jonathan L. Bosloy, David Watkinson