Patents by Inventor John Cooper

John Cooper 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: 20190150823
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting and adapting to changes in cognitive ability are provided. The system includes a user interface and a processor system, the processor system being configured to detect changes in cognitive ability based on detected interactions with the user interface. The system is configured to change its interaction with the individual based on detected changes in cognitive ability. The system is configured to change system access controls for third parties based on detected changes in cognitive ability in a manner that respects the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mary Pat HINTON, Jennifer Lynn KRUL, Patricia Lynne COOPER BARFOOT, Alexander John DLUGOKECKI
  • Patent number: 10293860
    Abstract: A rocker assembly for a vehicle includes an outer panel and a side sill secured to the outer panel and defining a cavity with the outer panel. The rocker assembly further includes an attachment assembly including a mounting plate secured to the side sill and a mounting guide secured to the mounting plate. The mount guide includes a side rail that extends within the cavity. The rocker assembly further includes an insert pod disposed within the cavity and secured to the attachment assembly. The insert pod includes a plurality of interconnected walls defining a plurality of transversely extending open cells. The insert pod further includes a slot region extending through a side wall and sized to receive a portion of the mounting guide. The insert pod further includes guide channels walls extending from the side wall and defining a guide channel sized to receive the side rail therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey John Cooper, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Sagar Ashok Dhond, AmirReza Latif
  • Patent number: 10160499
    Abstract: A rocker assembly includes a rocker reinforcement panel attached to a side inner panel to define a cavity and an elongated bar disposed within the cavity. The elongated bar is formed of a polymer resin that includes reinforcement strands of continuous fiber roving that are embedded in the polymer resin and extend along a full length of the bar. The elongated bar has a constant cross-section perpendicular to the length of the bar that may define at least one elongated opening. A method of making a rocker assembly includes pultruding a polymer resin and a continuous fiber roving to form a reinforced elongated bar that is assembled into a cavity defined between the rocker reinforcement panel and the side inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey John Cooper, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Scott Mair
  • Publication number: 20180304932
    Abstract: A rocker assembly includes a rocker reinforcement panel attached to a side inner panel to define a cavity and an elongated bar disposed within the cavity. The elongated bar is formed of a polymer resin that includes reinforcement strands of continuous fiber roving that are embedded in the polymer resin and extend along a full length of the bar. The elongated bar has a constant cross-section perpendicular to the length of the bar that may defines at least one elongated opening. A method of making a rocker assembly includes pultruding a polymer resin and a continuous fiber roving to form a reinforced elongated bar that is assembled into a cavity defined between the rocker reinforcement panel and the side inner panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey John COOPER, Paul Kenneth DELLOCK, Stuart C. SALTER, Scott MAIR
  • Patent number: 10109907
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter, including two dielectric resonator bodies, the first incorporating a piece of dielectric material having a shape to support a first resonant mode and a second substantially degenerate resonant mode; the second also including a piece of dielectric material; the piece of dielectric material having a shape to support a first resonant mode; a layer of conductive material in contact with and covering both of the dielectric resonator bodies; an aperture in the layer at the interface of the first and second dielectric resonator bodies, for transferring signals from the second dielectric resonator body to the first, transferring signals from the first dielectric resonator body to the second and/or outputting signals from the first dielectric resonator body, the aperture being arranged for coupling signals to the first and second resonant modes in parallel, and/or coupling signals from the first and second resonant modes in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven John Cooper, David Robert Hendry, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 10110434
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for orchestrating an update of an on-premises cloud connector from a cloud-based software platform. In particular, a first version of a first cloud connector is running in an active-active configuration across first and second nodes in an on-premises cluster. The first cloud connector is associated with user subscriptions to a first on-premises application and the first cloud connector connects the first on-premises application to a first cloud service hosted at a cloud-based software platform application. The first cloud connector is updated from the first version to a second version on each of the first and second nodes in a sequential manner. The update of the first cloud connector from the first version to the second version is initiated at the cloud-based software platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew John Cooper
  • Patent number: 10093591
    Abstract: A method of characterizing the structure of a void sensitized liquid energetic material, which method comprises defining the material in terms distribution function, the distribution function representing the fraction of liquid energetic material that occurs at a given point within the void sensitized liquid energetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Orica International Pte Ltd
    Inventors: John Cooper, Ian John Kirby, Vladimir Sujansky, Sek K Chan
  • Patent number: 10081579
    Abstract: An explosive composition comprising a liquid energetic material and sensitizing voids, wherein the sensitizing voids are present in the liquid energetic material with a non-random distribution, wherein the liquid energetic material comprises (a) regions in which the sensitizing voids are sufficiently concentrated to render those regions detonable and (b) regions in which the sensitizing voids are not so concentrated and wherein the explosive composition does not contain ammonium nitrate prill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ORICA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
    Inventors: John Cooper, Ian John Kirby, Richard Goodridge, Vladimir Sujansky, Simon James Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10021171
    Abstract: Presented herein are zero-downtime upgrade techniques for cloud connector/extension software components. In particular, an on-premises node that runs a first version of a cloud connector software component, receives a second version of the cloud connector software component from a cloud-based software platform. The second version of the cloud connector software component is installed and initialized at the on-premises node such that the first and second versions of the cloud connector software component run in parallel at the on-premises node. Management of the subscriptions of the on-premises services to the cloud-based software platform is then transferred from the first version of the cloud connector software component to the second version of the cloud connector software component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory John Regan, Andrew John Cooper
  • Publication number: 20180170266
    Abstract: A running board includes an integral hollow body having a step face and a first sidewall. The integral hollow body is made from a base polymer material with continuous reinforcing fibers running from a first end to a second, opposite end of the first sidewall while the step face is made from unfilled base polymer material. A production method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Michael A. Musleh, David Brian Glickman, Talat Karmo, Geoffrey John Cooper
  • Patent number: 9989344
    Abstract: A method of producing an explosive composition comprising a liquid energetic material and sensitizing voids, the sensitizing voids being present in the liquid energetic material with a non-random distribution, which method comprises: providing a flow of liquid energetic material; and delivering sensitizing voids into the flow of liquid energetic material in a series of pulses to provide regions in the liquid energetic material in which sensitizing voids are sufficiently concentrated to render those regions detonable and regions in the liquid energetic material in which the sensitizing voids are not so concentrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ORICA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
    Inventors: Johann Zank, Mark Stuart Rayson, Vladimir Sujansky, James Walter, Ian John Kirby, John Cooper
  • Patent number: 9972882
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter, including at least one dielectric resonator body incorporating a piece of dielectric material having a shape to support first resonant mode and a second substantially degenerate resonant mode; excitation device(s) for at least one of: establishing an electromagnetic field external to, but immediately adjacent to, a face of the dielectric resonator body or for extracting energy from an electromagnetic field located external to, but immediately adjacent to, a face of the dielectric resonator body, a layer of conductive material in contact with and covering the dielectric resonator body on the face of the dielectric resonator body: at least one aperture in the layer of conductive material for inputting signals to the dielectric resonator body and/or outputting signals from the dielectric resonator body, wherein the excitation device is located, in at least two dimensions, at an electrical center of the face of the dielectric resonator body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MESAPLEXX PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Steven John Cooper, David Robert Hendry, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 9963059
    Abstract: A self-adjusting cup holder assembly includes a housing having an open cavity and a flexible well held in that cavity. The flexible well is displaceable between a rest position and cup holding position whereby the cup is squeezed by the flexible well and positively maintained in the well by a positive gripping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey John Cooper, Hossein Jacob Sadri
  • Publication number: 20180111576
    Abstract: A vehicle seat restraint system includes a control system and a second-row restraint system. The control system receives a first-row seat value and a second-row seat value from seat sensors. The control system generates relative position data for a first-row seat and a second-row seat based upon the first-row seat value and the second-row seat value. The control system selects a load limiter setting value using a multidimensional load limiter model based upon body impact values as a function of load limiter setting values and the relative position data, a selected load limiter setting value outside a value avoidance zone for the body impact values. The second-row restraint system is configured by the control system with the selected load limiter setting value. The control system may also determine an occupant weight value and select the load limiter setting value using the occupant weight value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cooper, Madan Gopal, Bruno A. Luz, Honglu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9931629
    Abstract: An apparatus including an array of wells including a number of well channels, each well channel including a plurality of wells in the well channel, the wells containing a substance in use, one or more inlets for receiving respective fluids and channels coupled to the one or more inlets for selectively supplying one or more fluids to each well channel to thereby expose the substance to different conditions allowing a response of the substance to the conditions to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Justin John Cooper-White, Drew Murray Titmarsh
  • Patent number: 9927434
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiplex microarray having serially attached non-functionalized biomolecules attached to a polymer coating covering each electrode of an array of electrodes for assays and a method of making the multiplex microarray. The method comprises serially blocking the electrodes of the microarray with a blocking protein, electropolymerizing pyrrole or a functionalized pyrrole on the electrodes where the biomolecule is not present during polymerization, exposing the microarray to a biomolecular solution containing a non-functionalized biomolecule for attachment to the polymer coating, and then repeating the steps to form the multiplex microarray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CustomArray, Inc.
    Inventor: John Cooper
  • Publication number: 20180078266
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for aligning a sensor relative to at least two anatomical reference points of a patient's anatomy. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes: a body having a central axis; a sensor mount positioned relative to the body; at least two arms extending from the body, wherein two of said at least two arms are simultaneously and equidistantly moveable relative to the central axis; and at least two aligners connected to the at least two arms for aligning with said at least two anatomical reference points. The apparatus may also include an apparatus sensor. The present invention also relates to a surgical system for monitoring the orientation of a patient's anatomy, which includes the apparatus. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to a surgical system for guiding a surgical device to an optimal orientation relative to a patient's anatomy, wherein the surgical system includes the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: INLINE ORTHOPAEDICS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Don Fry, David John Cooper, David John Wadley, Martin John Ford
  • Patent number: 9879965
    Abstract: A mobile manufacturing and delivery platform that is adapted to provide in a blasthole an explosive composition comprising a liquid energetic material and sensitizing voids, the sensitizing voids being present in the liquid energetic material with a non-random distribution. The platform comprises a storage tank for the liquid energetic material; at least two delivery lines for conveying respective streams of the liquid energetic material from the storage tank; a void delivery system for producing sensitizing voids in at least one of the streams of liquid energetic material; a mixer for mixing the streams of liquid energetic material to produce the explosive composition; and a blasthole loading hose. The mixer may be provided at the end of the loading hose. A blasting method employs the platform to manufacture and deliver the explosive composition into a blasthole, which composition is subsequently detonated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Orica International Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Johann Zank, Mark Stuart Rayson, Vladimir Sujansky, James Walter, Ian John Kirby, John Cooper
  • Patent number: 9882259
    Abstract: A cavity filter, including first and second dielectric resonator bodies, each incorporating a piece of dielectric material, each piece of dielectric material shaped to support at least a first resonant mode, at least one excitation device for establishing an electromagnetic field within at least a first dielectric resonator body or extracting energy from an electromagnetic field located within the first dielectric resonator body, a layer of electrically conductive material in contact with and covering a surface of the first and a surface of the second dielectric resonator bodies, an aperture in the layer of electrically conductive material for inputting signals to the second dielectric resonator body and/or outputting signals from the second dielectric resonator body wherein the at least one excitation device is arranged to directly excite the first resonant mode or directly extract energy from the first resonant mode in the second dielectric resonator via the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven John Cooper, David Robert Hendry, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Publication number: 20180009562
    Abstract: This invention relates to application of labels from a supply of labels which are defined in sheet material and in which adjacent labels are joined together by a line of weakening to form a continuous label supply. The label sheet material is provided with a layer of adhesive which contacts with a backing layer to form the label supply. The leading label is provided with a leading edge portion detached from the backing layer from application at an application point to an article and the article and label feed movement are controlled such that the remainder of the label can be detached from the backing layer, and the line of weakening broken effectively and accurately and without the need for the sheet material of the label supply and/or backing layer to have a thickness to provide the level of rigidity or stiffness of the material which is conventionally required, thereby reducing material usage and wastage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael John COOPER