Patents by Inventor John Carter

John Carter 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: 10342975
    Abstract: Presented herein are stimulation techniques for implantable tissue-stimulating systems. The stimulation techniques generate and deliver sets of micro-charge pulses to a recipient. The micro-charge pulses within a set collectively cause the firing of a recipient's nerve cell(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COCHLEAR LIMITED
    Inventors: Oliver John Ridler, Paul Michael Carter
  • Patent number: 10343015
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to the tracking of the performance of a person playing basketball are described. The systems and methods can be used to determine and evaluate the shot placement of the basketball at the basketball hoop. The shot placement includes a lateral position and a depth position and is determined from a base point on the basketball hoop. The base point can correspond to the portion of the basketball hoop that is closest to the person's location on the basketball court when taking the shot. A placement map can be provided to the person that provides information on the person's shot placements so that the person can make adjustments to his/her shot placement and increase the probability of making a shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Pillar Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Marty, John Carter
  • Publication number: 20190207366
    Abstract: There is disclosed a DBR laser and a method of use. The DBR laser comprises a phase section in a cavity of the DBR laser and configured to adjust an optical path length of the cavity. A DBR section comprises a frequency tuning system configured to adjust a Bragg frequency of the DBR section. A detector is configured to detect laser light transmitted through the DBR section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Davies, Andrew John Ward, Andrew Cannon Carter
  • Publication number: 20190206202
    Abstract: A system providing various improved perceptions techniques for haptic feedback above interactive surfaces that require no contact with either tools, attachments or the surface itself is described. A range of receptors in a perceiving member which is part of the human body is identified to create substantially uniformly perceivable feedback. A vibration frequency that is in the range of the receptors in the perceiving member is chosen and dynamically altered to create substantially uniformly perceivable feedback throughout the receiving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Carter, Benjamin John Oliver Long, Sriram Subramanian, Robert Charles Blenkinsopp, Sue Ann Seah
  • Publication number: 20190197841
    Abstract: A system providing various improved processing techniques for haptic feedback is described. An acoustic field is defined by one or more control points in a space within which the acoustic field may exist. Each control point is assigned an amplitude value equating to a desired amplitude of the acoustic field at the control point. Transducers are then controlled to create an acoustic field exhibiting the desired amplitude at each of the control points. When human skin interacts with the acoustic field, vibrations of the skin are interpreted by mechanoreceptors being excited and sending signals to the brain via the nervous system. Improved processing techniques allow for more efficient real-world operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Carter, Benjamin John Oliver Long, Sriram Subramanian
  • Publication number: 20190196578
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for tracking objects (including human body parts such as a hand), namely: 1) two-state transducer interpolation in acoustic phased-arrays; 2) modulation techniques in acoustic phased-arrays; 3) fast acoustic full matrix capture during haptic effects; 4) time-of-flight depth sensor fusion system; 5) phase modulated spherical wave-fronts in acoustic phased-arrays; 6) long wavelength phase modulation of acoustic field for location and tracking; and 7) camera calibration through ultrasonic range sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Michele Iodice, Benjamin John Oliver Long, Brian Kappus, Thomas Andrew Carter, Rafel Jibry, Orestis Georgiou
  • Patent number: 10320358
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inductor damper circuit includes a shared magnetic core, a primary winding, and a secondary winding. The primary winding includes an inductor winding of a first wire gauge wound about the shared magnetic core. The secondary winding includes a resistive damper winding of a second wire gauge that is less than the first wire gauge and wound about the shared magnetic core in contactless magnetic coupling with the primary winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huazhen Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Publication number: 20190166212
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Christopher C. Jensen, Alexander R. Ledwith, David A. Carter, Marc Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Jonathan M. Grynspan
  • Publication number: 20190158404
    Abstract: At an application executing in conjunction with a vSwitch in a host system, using a processor assigned to the vSwitch in the host system, a flow of a number of packets is received from a VM. At the application, a set of CWND values is computed using a corresponding set of congestion control algorithms. At the application, a determination is made whether any of the CWND values in the set of CWND values match the number of packets in the flow within a tolerance value. In response to a CWND value in the set of CWND matching the number of packets in the flow within the tolerance value, a conclusion is drawn that a type of the congestion control algorithm which computed the matching CWND value is the type of a local congestion control algorithm implemented within the VM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, John Carter, Wesley M. Felter, Yu Gu, Keqiang He, Eric J. Rozner
  • Publication number: 20190145125
    Abstract: A fence panel system comprises a first elongate frame member having a plurality of panel spacers projecting from a rearward facing wall in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the first elongate frame member, such that respective spacer pairs define open-ended channels therebetween that, in use, are adapted to receive fence panel ends. A second elongate frame member is adapted to secure to the first elongate frame member so as to close the open-ended channels for retaining the fence panel ends therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: John Carter
  • Publication number: 20190143406
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes first and second spaced apart side walls defining a build chamber therebetween. The first and second spaced apart side walls are configured to rotate through an angle ?, about a z-axis along a pre-defined path. A build platform is defined within the first and second spaced apart side walls and is configured to rotate through an angle ? about the z-axis and vertically moveable along the z-axis. The apparatus further includes one or more build units mounted for movement along the pre-defined path. An additive manufacturing method is additionally disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, David Charles Bogdan, JR., Jason Harris Karp, Justin John Gambone, JR., Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Marshall Gordon Jones, Kevin George Harding, Younkoo Jeong, Michael Robert Tucker, Subhrajit Roychowdhury
  • Publication number: 20190133935
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new extended release pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof for the treatment of disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas SOMMER, Chengzhi ZHANG, John CARTER, John ARTHUR, Margaret BRADBURY
  • Publication number: 20190083484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new pharmaceutical compositions comprising benzoquinoline compounds, and methods to inhibit vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) activity in a subject for the treatment of chronic hyperkinetic movement disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Sommer, Chengzhi Zhang, John Carter, John Arthur, Margaret Bradbury, Thomas Gant, Manouchehr Shahbaz
  • Patent number: 10237186
    Abstract: At an application executing in conjunction with a vSwitch in a host system, a CWND value is computed corresponding to a flow from a VM using a period measured by a timer and a number of packets of the flow received and acknowledged in response packets, the number being counted by a counter, the timer being associated with a packet of the flow. The CWND value is stored in a field in a response packet received from a receiver of the flow, the field being designated for carrying a RWND value, the response packet corresponding to a packet in the flow. The storing forms a modified response packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, John Carter, Wesley M. Felter, Yu Gu, Keqiang He, Eric J. Rozner
  • Patent number: 10230640
    Abstract: At an application executing in conjunction with a vSwitch in a host system, using a processor assigned to the vSwitch in the host system, a CWND value corresponding to a flow from a VM is computed using a period measured by a timer and a number of packets of the flow received and acknowledged in response packets, the number being counted by a counter, the timer being associated with a packet of the flow. A set of flow parameters is extracted, at the application, from the flow. At the application, a normalized value corresponding to the flow is computed. At the application, the CWND value is reduced according to the normalized value of the flow to form a reduced CWND value. The reduced CWND value is applied to the flow at the vSwitch such that the vSwitch transmits, from the flow to a network, only a number of packets up to the reduced CWND value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, John Carter, Wesley M. Felter, Yu Gu, Keqiang He, Eric J. Rozner
  • Patent number: 10225192
    Abstract: At an application executing in conjunction with a vSwitch in a host system, using a processor assigned to the vSwitch in the host system, a flow of a number of packets is received from a VM. At the application, a set of CWND values is computed using a corresponding set of congestion control algorithms. At the application, a determination is made whether any of the CWND values in the set of CWND values match the number of packets in the flow within a tolerance value. In response to a CWND value in the set of CWND matching the number of packets in the flow within the tolerance value, a conclusion is drawn that a type of the congestion control algorithm which computed the matching CWND value is the type of a local congestion control algorithm implemented within the VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, John Carter, Wesley M. Felter, Yu Gu, Keqiang He, Eric J. Rozner
  • Patent number: 10166183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new extended release pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof for the treatment of disorders. In certain embodiments, disclosed herein is an extended-release pharmaceutical formulation comprising, in a solid dosage form for oral delivery of between about 100 mg and about 1 g total weight: between about 2 and about 18% of an active ingredient; between about 70% and about 96% of one or more diluents; between about 1% and about 10% of a water-soluble binder and between about 0.5 and about 2% of a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sommer, Chengzhi Zhang, John Carter, John Arthur, Margaret Bradbury
  • Publication number: 20180324040
    Abstract: An initial node deployment to form a cluster involves execution of program code to begin discovering other nodes on a LAN that will constitute the cluster. A node initially starts processes to obtain information to transition from an unconfigured state to a configured state. The nodes on the LAN can execute a discovery process that facilitates forming and configuring of the cluster, but the discovered information is confined within the LAN. This effectively blocks cluster configuration until someone locally connects to a host and retrieves a node address. To remove this obstacle, a node image can include program code to detect a compliant target device and extract to the target device an address of a discovered node that is valid for remote cluster configuration. The target device can then be used to convey the extracted address to allow commencement of cluster configuration remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: John Allen Patterson, Adam John Carter, Derek John Leslie
  • Publication number: 20180322337
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining reduced player performance during a sporting event. The system can use one or more sensors to capture information about actions such as shooting, dribbling, kicking and/or passing an object performed by the player and at least one processor to analyze the information in order to evaluate the player's performance. The system can determine and store at least one parameter indicative of the performance of the player in performing an action, and calculate based on the at least one stored parameter at least one value indicative of whether player intentionally underperformed the action and provide an output indicative of the assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: PILLAR VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Alan W. Marty, John Carter, Cynthia T. Marty
  • Publication number: 20180256533
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein generally relates to low-dose oral doxepin pharmaceutical formulations and the use of these formulations to promote sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Luigi Schioppi, Brian Talmadge Dorsey, Michael Skinner, John Carter, Robert Mansbach, Philip Jochelson, Roberta L. Rogowski, Cara Baron Casseday, Meredith Perry, Bryan Knox