Patents by Inventor John Chapman

John Chapman 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: 20190236887
    Abstract: An optical device includes an array of lenses and a plurality of first and second segments disposed under the array of lenses. At a first viewing angle, the array of lenses presents a first image for viewing without presenting the second image for viewing, and at a second viewing angle different from the first viewing angle, the array of lenses presents for viewing the second image without presenting the first image for viewing. In some examples, individual ones of the first and second segments can comprise specular reflecting, transparent, diffusely reflecting, and/or diffusely transmissive features. In some examples, individual ones of the first and second segments can comprise transparent and non-transparent regions. Some examples can incorporate more than one region producing an optical effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Chapman Rich, Joel Mikael Petersen, Roger Winston Phillips, John Michael Tamkin
  • Patent number: 10363564
    Abstract: A turret includes a generally frusto-conical shaped body and a plurality of static vanes arranged interior to the body and extending inwardly from an interior sidewall of the body. The vanes are configured to guide a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of controlled flows that are communicated to a plurality of coal outlet pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Joseph David Bianca, Paul John Chapman, Timothy Joseph Braun
  • Publication number: 20190217609
    Abstract: The invention describes a method and apparatus for characterising EHT tripping events and thus discriminating between false trip events and those that warrant the printer being shut down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Domino UK Limited
    Inventors: Daniel John LEE, Simon BRIERLEY, Christopher Adrian CHAPMAN
  • Publication number: 20190208322
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for homogenizing a low frequency listening experience for users in a plurality of locations, such as a plurality of seat positions in a vehicle. An example audio system includes a plurality of woofers configured to output low frequency sound into a listening environment to yield a homogeneous low frequency sound field. Homogeneity of the low frequency sound field in this case is for example spectrally uniform throughout an extended listening space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Peter John Chapman, Martin Olsen
  • Patent number: 10308950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to increasing oil content in plants through manipulating expression of proteins, namely At5g16550 proteins. At5g16550 proteins are lipid droplet proteins. Plants having reduced expression of At5g16550 proteins demonstrate cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LDs) that are increased in size, resulting in greater overall oil content in the plant cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: University of North Texas, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kent Chapman, Robert Mullen, Michal Pyc, John M. Dyer
  • Patent number: 10259434
    Abstract: Braking system includes a brake, first valve that actuates the brake based on user input, second valve configured to selectively actuate the brake, and valve actuation system including a user input device moveable between first and second positions. A brake sensor provides a signal indicative of actuation of the first valve. The valve actuation system activates the second valve if the user input device is in the first position and the first valve engaged, retaining the second valve in active state if the first valve is disengaged, deactivating the second valve if the user input device is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Neil Taylor, Roger Tansley, John Chapman, Josh Nolke, Tony Maughan, Adam Adeeb, John J. Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20180172166
    Abstract: A pinch valve has an upper casing support the entire pinch assembly and the lower casing. In a particular embodiment, a quarter-turn actuator is deployed and the sleeve may be removed without moving the actuator. The body may be open or closed to retain an external air pressure used to help close the sleeve and reduce actuator forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: John Chapman
  • Patent number: 10003405
    Abstract: A Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) Passive Optical Network (PON) system (DPON) makes optical subscribers appear as cable subscribers. In one embodiment, a Cable Modern (CM) proxy is located in an Optical Line Termination (OLT). The OLT implements a cable modem protocol stack that operates as the CM proxy and communicates with a back office system. The OLT translates the data retrieved by the CM proxy into Optical Network Unit (ONU) recognizable commands, and sends the translated data to the ONU. In a second embodiment, the CM proxy is located in the ONU. The ONU implements the cable modern protocol stack that operates as the CM proxy and communicates with the back office system. The ONU translates the data retrieved by the CM proxy into ONU recognizable commands and sends the translated data to the ONU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Bernstein, John Chapman
  • Patent number: 9911515
    Abstract: A non-mechanical fluid transfer device is disclosed herein. The device can include at least one tubular body configured to deliver a fluid, the tubular body having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. Additionally, the device can include a series of ratchets disposed along an interior surface of the tubular body such that the fluid moves from the proximal end of the tubular body to the distal end of the tubular body when the interior surface of the tubular body is heated to a temperature at or above the Leidenfrost point of the fluid. Additional aspects are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: John Chapman Caddell
  • Patent number: 9901733
    Abstract: A control unit for a dressing for treating damaged tissue via a pair of electrodes. An electric current passes between the electrodes through the gel to repair the damaged tissue. Sensors can be incorporated into the dressing along with a control unit. The control unit can vary current supplied to the electrodes. One or more pre-defined programs can be stored in the control unit for supplying an alternating current to the electrodes with a varying amplitude, frequency and waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPSE ELECTROCEUTICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: David John Chapman-Jones
  • Patent number: 9832499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cable TV broadband access system with distributed deployment and centralized control, which comprises: a system terminal end, configured to receive and transmit uplink and downlink service data, and receive and respond to access control data and management control data; a system access end, configured to implement data format transformation and data forwarding or processing for said uplink and downlink service data, said access control data and said management control data of said system terminal end, and transmit, receive and respond to management control data of said system access end; a system head end, configured to implement management control and access control for said system access end and said system terminal end, and process, converge and forward said uplink and downlink service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: SHENZHEN TOPWAY VIDEO COMMUNICATION CO., LTD., ACADEMY OF BROADCASTING PLANNING, SARFT, TOPVISION TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., ZTE CORPORATION, CISCO SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Zhifan Sheng, Jiangshan Xu, Yanlong Qin, Yanming Ren, Shijie Ouyang, Lili Sun, Biduo Chen, Guangsheng Wu, John Chapman, Zhenwei Li
  • Patent number: 9813805
    Abstract: An apparatus for re-distributing acoustic energy. The apparatus comprises a first concave surface defined as a surface of revolution of a line or curve. This curve of revolution is rotated beyond 230 degrees and thus defines a rather small opening, which has advantages in the frequency response output. Additionally or alternatively, edges of the concave surface may be rounded to provide advantageous effects in the sound output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BANG & OLUFSEN A/S
    Inventors: Peter John Chapman, Martin Olsen
  • Publication number: 20170246642
    Abstract: A deflector ring includes a generally annular body, and a plurality of static straightening vanes arranged interior to the body, the vanes dividing the body into a plurality of substantially equal sections. The vanes are configured to straighten a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the annular body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of straightened flows that are communicated to a turret positionable above the deflector ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Joseph David Bianca, Paul John Chapman
  • Publication number: 20170246644
    Abstract: A turret includes a generally frusto-conical shaped body and a plurality of static vanes arranged interior to the body and extending inwardly from an interior sidewall of the body. The vanes are configured to guide a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of controlled flows that are communicated to a plurality of coal outlet pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: JOSEPH DAVID BIANCA, PAUL JOHN CHAPMAN, TIMOTHY JOSEPH BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20170246643
    Abstract: A turret includes a generally frusto-conical shaped body and a plurality of static straightening vanes arranged interior to the body, the vanes dividing the body into a plurality of substantially equal sections. The vanes are configured to straighten a swirling flow of solid particles as they enter the body, and to divide the swirling flow into a plurality of straightened flows that are communicated to a plurality of coal outlet pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: JOSEPH DAVID BIANCA, PAUL JOHN CHAPMAN
  • Publication number: 20170187460
    Abstract: A Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) Passive Optical Network (PON) system (DPON) makes optical subscribers appear as cable subscribers. In one embodiment, a Cable Modern (CM) proxy is located in an Optical Line Temlination (OLT). The OLT implements a cable modem protocol stack that operates as the CM proxy and communicates with a back office system. The OLT translates the data retrieved by the CM proxy into Optical Network Unit (ONU) recognizable commands, and sends the translated data to the ONU. In a second embodiment, the CM proxy is located in the ONU. The ONU implements the cable modern protocol stack that operates as the CM proxy and communicates with the back office system. The ONU translates the data retrieved by the CM proxy into ONU recognizable commands and sends the translated data to the ONU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: ALON BERNSTEIN, JOHN CHAPMAN
  • Patent number: 9641253
    Abstract: A Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) Passive Optical Network (PON) system (DPON) makes optical subscribers appear as cable subscribers. In one embodiment, a Cable Modem (CM) proxy is located in an Optical Line Termination (OLT). The OLT implements a cable modem protocol stack that operates as the CM proxy and communicates with a back office system. The OLT translates the data retrieved by the CM proxy into Optical Network Unit (ONU) recognizable commands, and sends the translated data to the ONU. In a second embodiment, the CM proxy is located in the ONU. The ONU implements the cable modem protocol stack that operates as the CM proxy and communicates with the back office system. The ONU translates the data retrieved by the CM proxy into ONU recognizable commands and sends the translated data to the ONU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alon Bernstein, John Chapman
  • Patent number: 9625036
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle having a braking system and a method of engaging the braking system. The braking system engages a brake mechanism as a waiting brake. The vehicle has a dual function device which is configured such that when the dual function device is activated when the vehicle transmission system is in a drive mode, the transmission system is maintained in that drive mode, and when the dual function device is activated when the transmission system is in the neutral mode, the brake mechanism is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: John Chapman, David Thompson, Andrew Colin Ellis, Anthony James Pollock, Roger William Tansley, James Tarelli, Neil Taylor, Samuel Alec Roberts
  • Patent number: 9624899
    Abstract: A subsurface reaction body arranged for use in apparatus for converting wave motion in a body of water to useful energy is provided. The subsurface reaction body is arranged to be selectively filled with air to a maximum buoyancy configuration and to be filled with water to a minimum buoyancy configuration. The subsurface reaction body has an arrangement of chambers therein to inhibit free flow of water through the reaction body and to define at least one further preset buoyancy configuration between the respective maximum and minimum configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Marine Power Systems Limited
    Inventors: Graham Foster, Gareth Stockman, John Chapman
  • Publication number: 20170050626
    Abstract: Braking system includes a brake, first valve that actuates the brake based on user input, second valve configured to selectively actuate the brake, and valve actuation system including a user input device moveable between first and second positions. A brake sensor provides a signal indicative of actuation of the first valve. The valve actuation system activates the second valve if the user input device is in the first position and the first valve engaged, retaining the second valve in active state if the first valve is disengaged, deactivating the second valve if the user input device is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Neil Taylor, Roger Tansley, John Chapman, Josh Nolke, Tony Maughan, Adam Adeeb, John J. Kaufman