Patents by Inventor John C. Kim

John C. Kim 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: 11097499
    Abstract: A method allows for preparation of CNT nanocomposites having improved mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. Structured carbon nanotube forms such as sheet, yarn, and tape are modified with ?-conjugated conductive polymers, including polyaniline (PANT), fabricated by in-situ polymerization. The PANI modified CNT nanocomposites are subsequently post-processed to improve mechanical properties by hot press and carbonization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Jae-Woo Kim, Emilie J. Siochi, Kristopher E. Wise, John W. Connell, Yi Lin, Russell A. Wincheski, Dennis C. Working
  • Patent number: 10956995
    Abstract: A user of a personal computing device may interact with a network-based travel service with respect to one or more travel items. The network-based travel service may monitor the users' interactions, determine user's travel interests, and provide relevant travel item provider devices information for generating user-specific offers. For example, anonymized user statistics, suggested terms for a user-specific offer, or estimated likelihood of acceptance may be provided to the travel item provider. The network-based travel service may receive and evaluate user-specific offers submitted by the travel item provider, cause presentation to corresponding users, and enable the users to accept, decline or propose modifications to the offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Expedia, Inc.
    Inventors: David Elias Fleischman, Gregory Scott Mushen, Daniel Harrison Friedman, John C. Kim, Benoit Jolin, Arthur Atherton Chapin
  • Publication number: 20170076350
    Abstract: A network-based service may be provided for facilitating queries for a number of items, such as travel services. A user may submit a query including criteria for determining one or more relevant items. Based on the submitted query, the network-based service may present the user with information regarding the actions of other similar users of the network-based service, such as searches performed by the other users. Based on this information, the user may elect to supplement the current query to conform to the actions for other users. In some embodiments, actions by other users may be based at least in part on a category of the querying user. By presenting actions of similar users, a current user may be enabled to select the most relevant query terms for identifying a desired item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: David Elias Fleischman, Joanne Louise Burger, Brian Scott Keffeler, Jeffrey Stewart Miller, Daniel Harrison Friedman, Glenn Padgett Crowe, Vincent Yung, Murari Gopalan, John C. Kim, Anne Marie Tuazon
  • Patent number: 9519678
    Abstract: A network-based service may be provided for facilitating queries for a number of items, such as travel services. A user may submit a query including criteria for determining one or more relevant items. Based on the submitted query, the network-based service may present the user with information regarding the actions of other similar users of the network-based service, such as searches performed by the other users. Based on this information, the user may elect to supplement the current query to conform to the actions for other users. In some embodiments, actions by other users may be based at least in part on a category of the querying user. By presenting actions of similar users, a current user may be enabled to select the most relevant query terms for identifying a desired item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: EXPEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: David Elias Fleischman, Joanne Louise Burger, Brian Scott Keffeler, Jeffrey Stewart Miller, Daniel Harrison Friedman, Glenn Padgett Crowe, Vincent Yung, Murari Gopalan, John C Kim, Anne Marie Tuazon
  • Patent number: 5651317
    Abstract: A tie exchange attachment for removing and installing track and switch ties having a clamp for gripping the ties for removal and insertion. Rail clamps are used to lift rails during removal and installation. A kicker is used to break the tie loose. The rail clamp is adjustable to adapt to track and switch ties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: Swingmaster Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Kim
  • Patent number: 5263233
    Abstract: An apparatus and an electrostatic process employing the apparatus which is capable of flocking spring clips of the type used in commercial applications, such as those used in the automotive industry to attach an instrument panel to an interior support structure. The apparatus and process are capable of securely adhering the flocking fibers uniformly over the irregular surfaces of a spring clip such that the spring clip can be more readily assembled while also acting to significantly dampen the vibration between the members joined by the clip. In addition, the apparatus also provides the added feature of requiring minimal space by introducing the fibers at a single point on the perimeter of the apparatus. The fibers are guided by the perimeter of the apparatus until a sufficient electrostatic charge is imparted to attract the fibers to the spring clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventors: John C. Kim, John C. Kim, II