Patents by Inventor John C. Nelson

John C. Nelson 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: 20200117444
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying program code changes causing a changed visual appearance of a graphical user interface of a computer application. A code change is received for the computer application in a build system. The code change results in a changed computer application. The changed computer application is run and screenshots of the visual appearance of the graphical user interface are captured and saved during the run. Differences between the saved screenshots are detected to identify changes in the visual appearance of the graphical user interface. The identified changes in the visual appearance are correlated with a particular section of program code causing the changes in the visual appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: John C. Nelson, Tamer E. Abuelsaad, David Nixon
  • Patent number: 10612514
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a molding apparatus for a turbine blade includes first and second mold compartments defining a mold cavity when in a closed position, at least one of the first and second mold compartments including a micro-structured surface facing an interior of the mold cavity. The micro-structured surface includes an array of V-shaped channels, and the V-shaped channels have a maximum height of 200 micrometers. A turbine blade including integral micro-structured riblets and method for making the turbine blade is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: 10X TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Pricone, John C. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200016421
    Abstract: A patient parameter monitoring pod in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: (a) portable housing containing a power supply, (b) a patient parameter module connectable to a patient via lead cables to collect patient data, the patient data including at least one vital sign, (c) a transceiver adapted to wirelessly transmit the patient data to a defibrillator, (d) a data port adapted to supply the patient data via a direct electrical connection to the defibrillator, and (e) a carrying handle extending from the housing proximate a patient lead cable port that permits connection of the lead cables to the pod, the carrying handle positioned to protect the patient lead cable port and the patient lead cables attached to the port from direct impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Christopher Pearce, Peter Wung, John C. Daynes, Kenneth J. Peterson, Maren L. Nelson, James S. Neumiller
  • Publication number: 20190359899
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin S. UMANSKY, Himanshu GUPTA, John D. NELSON, Cindy J. HUGHART, Jane C. CHENG, Steven W. LEVINE, Stephen H. BROWN, Todd P. MARUT, David C. DANKWORTH, Stuart L. SOLED, Thomas F. DEGNAN, JR., Robert J. FALKINER, Mohsen N. HARANDI, Juan D. HENAO, Lei ZHANG, Chuansheng BAI, Richard C. DOUGHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190351501
    Abstract: Welding power supplies and user interfaces for welding power supplies are disclosed. An example interface includes control circuitry configured to: in response to inputs from first, second, third, and fourth buttons, select a welding process, electrode wire type, electrode wire size, and shielding gas composition from respective sequences; select a welding program based on the selections; in response to input from the first input device, select a wire feed speed; based on the selected wire feed speed, automatically select a voltage based on a relationship between the wire feed speed and the voltage, the relationship based on at least one of the selected welding process, the electrode wire type, the electrode wire size, or the shielding gas composition; and control at least one of an output of power conversion circuitry based on the selected voltage, or a feed speed of a wire feeder based on the selected wire feed speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael P. Vandenberg, Brian J. Hammers, Andrew D. Nelson, John C. Leisner, Mark Christopher, Tiffany Carter
  • Publication number: 20190341922
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to adjusting a phase of a clock signal provided to a device based on a feedback signal from the device. The feedback signal can provide phase information associated with the device and/or other information associated with the device, such as temperature information. A feedback signal processor can compute a phase control signal based on the feedback signal. The phase control signal can be used to adjust the phase of the clock signal. By adjusting the phase of one or more clock signals, several devices, such as data converters, can be synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Kevin Behel, Kenny Gentile, Carroll C. Speir, Matthew D. McShea, Matthew Louis Courcy, Reuben Pascal Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190338203
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin S. UMANSKY, Himanshu GUPTA, John D. NELSON, Cindy J. HUGHART, Jane C. CHENG, Steven W. LEVINE, Stephen H. BROWN, Todd P. MARUT, David C. DANKWORTH, Stuart L. SOLED, Thomas F. DEGNAN, JR., Robert J. FALKINER, Mohsen N. HARANDI, Juan D. HENAO, Lei ZHANG, Chuansheng BAI, Richard C. DOUGHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190290435
    Abstract: According to a general aspect, an insertion device can include an elongate barrel having an opening defined in a distal end; a lumen defined within the elongate barrel, the lumen being accessible through the opening; and an obturator disposed within the lumen of the elongate barrel. The obturator can be movable within the lumen between a proximal position in the elongate barrel and a distal position in the elongate barrel. The obturator, in its distal position in the elongate barrel, can be configured to receive a needle via the opening. The obturator, in its proximal position in the elongate barrel, can be configured to secure the needle within the elongate barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Brian P. Watschke, Matthew Lee Nelson, John Christian Kulaga, Kyle Pickett
  • Patent number: 10414991
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Umansky, Himanshu Gupta, John D. Nelson, Cindy J. Hughart, Jane C. Cheng, Steven W. Levine, Stephen H. Brown, Todd P. Marut, David C. Dankworth, Stuart L. Soled, Thomas F. Degnan, Jr., Robert J. Falkiner, Mohsen N. Harandi, Juan D. Henao, Lei Zhang, Chuansheng Bai, Richard C. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 10413742
    Abstract: A patient parameter monitoring pod in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: (a) portable housing containing a power supply, (b) a patient parameter module connectable to a patient via lead cables to collect patient data, the patient data including at least one vital sign, (c) a transceiver adapted to wirelessly transmit the patient data to a defibrillator, (d) a data port adapted to supply the patient data via a direct electrical connection to the defibrillator, and (e) a carrying handle extending from the housing proximate a patient lead cable port that permits connection of the lead cables to the pod, the carrying handle positioned to protect the patient lead cable port and the patient lead cables attached to the port from direct impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Christopher Pearce, Peter Wung, John C. Daynes, Kenneth J. Peterson, Maren L. Nelson, James S. Neumiller
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Patent number: 10344896
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a vertical ratcheting anti-rotation device includes a ratchet mechanism pivotally coupled at a proximal end to a first tubular member in a first recessed area located on a shoulder of the first tubular member. A distal end of the ratchet mechanism includes a first plurality of angled teeth and a spring allowing the ratchet mechanism to pivot in a vertical direction within the first recessed area. The anti-rotation device may also include a toothed insert mechanically coupled to a second tubular member in a second recessed area located on a shoulder of the second tubular member. The toothed insert may include a second plurality of angled teeth positioned to engage the first plurality of angled teeth of the ratchet mechanism. The spring is compressible during coupling of the tubular members to allow the ratchet mechanism to move vertically over the second plurality of angled teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dril-Quip, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott P. Ellisor, Christopher C. Mayer, John E. Nelson, Mark Manning
  • Patent number: 10305495
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to adjusting a phase of a clock signal provided to a device based on a feedback signal from the device. The feedback signal can provide phase information associated with the device and/or other information associated with the device, such as temperature information. A feedback signal processor can compute a phase control signal based on the feedback signal. The phase control signal can be used to adjust the phase of the clock signal. By adjusting the phase of one or more clock signals, several devices, such as data converters, can be synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kevin Behel, Reuben Pascal Nelson, Matthew D. McShea, Matthew Louis Courcy, Kenny Gentile, Carroll C. Speir
  • Patent number: 10302675
    Abstract: The terminals of a device under test (DUT) are temporarily electrically connected to corresponding contact pads on a load board by a series of electrically conductive pin pairs. The pin pairs are held in place by an interposer membrane with a top facing the device under test, a bottom facing the load board, and a vertically resilient, non-conductive member between the top and bottom contact plates. Each pin pair includes a top and bottom pin, which extend beyond the top and bottom contact plates, respectively, toward the device under test and the load board, respectively. The bottom pins has a lower contact surface which includes an arcuate portion or ridge which increases contact pressure and ablates oxides by the rocking action of ridge when the DUT in inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Johnstech International Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Nelson, Jeffrey C. Sherry, Brian Warwick, Gary W. Michalko
  • Patent number: 10279533
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming at least one curved polymeric microneedle, wherein the microneedle includes a base portion and an elongated body portion terminating in a sharp tip, said elongated body portion comprising a lower portion that is 15% to 25% of the height of the microneedle, said elongated body portion being connected to said base layer. The method comprises: heating an array comprising said base layer and at least a segment of said elongated body portion; passing the heated array against a fixed member to bend the microneedles; and allowing the bent, heated array to be cooled. The heat applied to the base layer and elongated body portion is sufficient to cause the heated microneedle to be at or above the glass transition temperature of the polymer of the microneedle, but below a temperature that would cause the lower portion to bend during the passing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: John C. Nelson, Robert M. Pricone, Gregory D. Shields, William T. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190118419
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a molding apparatus for a turbine blade includes first and second mold compartments defining a mold cavity when in a closed position, at least one of the first and second mold compartments including a micro-structured surface facing an interior of the mold cavity. The micro-structured surface includes an array of V-shaped channels, and the V-shaped channels have a maximum height of 200 micrometers. A turbine blade including integral micro-structured riblets and method for making the turbine blade is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert M. Pricone, John C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10169427
    Abstract: A method for highlighting an electronic document comprises mining one or more sources to obtain data corresponding to a user, inferring one or more interests of the user based on the data, analyzing the electronic document to determine at least one portion of the electronic document related to the one or more interests, and automatically highlighting the at least one portion of the electronic document related to the one or more interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Aaron, Shang Q. Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Daniel A. Mazzella, Maharaj Mukherjee, John C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10110726
    Abstract: A private message can be delivered by a computer system to a user in an environment, using a display in the environment, a user device, and sensors in the space. The device is detected and connected to a system once it enters a space. A private message is directed to the device and it is received by the system, which notifies the device that the message has been received. The user can then look up at a device to display the message and the system can determine where the user is looking, in order to deliver the message using rapid serial visual presentation to the user on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Aaron, Joel W. Branch, Dario Gil, Jonathan Lenchner, John C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10044872
    Abstract: In an approach for creating a hierarchal organization of spoken conference call topics, a processor determines an identity of a first speaker from a group of participants on a conference call, wherein the group of participants are known. A processor determines a first conference call topic, wherein the first conference call topic is determined using a portion of the first speaker's speech. A processor adds a second speaker's identity to a queue of speakers while recording the first speaker's voice. A processor determines a second conference call topic. A processor links the first conference call topic and the second conference call topic into a hierarchal organization of spoken conference call topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Q. Guo, Christopher P. Jones, Jonathan Lenchner, Daniel A. Mazzella, John C. Nelson, Rodrigo A. Rey, Adarsh Saxena
  • Patent number: 10040195
    Abstract: A method for recognizing a location of a robotic device includes collecting first environmental data corresponding to a first current location of the robotic device, generating a first location signature based on the first environmental data, driving the robotic device to enter a standby mode at a first time, driving the robotic device to wake up from the standby mode after a predetermined time elapses at a second time after the driving the robotic device to enter the standby mode, collecting second environmental data corresponding to a second current location of the robotic device, generating the second location signature generated based on the second environmental data, comparing the first and second location signatures, and determining whether a location of the robotic device has been changed between the first and second times based on a comparison result between the first and second location signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward T. Geraghty, Steven L. Lubars, John C. Nelson, Tolga Oral