Patents by Inventor John Cox

John Cox 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: 20150272762
    Abstract: Devices and methods for forming and securing tissue folds and elongated invaginations in stomach tissue are used as a treatment for obesity. In a first embodiment, a plurality of tissue folds is formed in the fundus region of the stomach. In methods for surgically altering stomach tissue to change gastric emptying, plications are formed in the stomach to speed up or slow down gastric emptying, depending on the number and locations of plications used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Cox, Scott Moonly, Richard C. Ewers
  • Publication number: 20150255053
    Abstract: A method of communicating musical sound control data over a wireless network that includes receiving a plurality of data commands formatted according to a MIDI protocol; assigning a packet sequence number to each of the data commands to form a plurality of historical data payload packets; storing the historical data payload packets in a buffer; receiving at a wireless interface device an acknowledgment message having a feedback sequence number; removing from the buffer selected historical payload packets of the plurality of stored historical data payload packets, each of the selected historical data payload packets having a packet sequence number that is the same as or less than the feedback sequence number, such that the buffer stores non-selected data commands, each of the non-selected data commands associated with a packet sequence number greater than the feedback sequence number; and transmitting the non-selected historical payload packets over a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Robert NELSON, Allen James HEIDORN, Robert John COX
  • Publication number: 20150254873
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are provided for image compression. Edge elements of an image comprising pixels are established by analysing pixel values associated with the pixels of the image. The edge elements are organised in an edge data structure having at least two dimensions. The edge data structure is compacted along a first dimension by arranging the established edge elements adjacent to each other along the first dimension in a compacted edge data structure. Compressed edges in a second dimension in the compacted edge data structure are determined by: determining edge elements to be joined along a second dimension in the compacted edge data structure based on pixel values of neighbouring edge elements, along the second dimension, in the compacted edge data structure; and compressing the image by encoding formed edges, the edges being formed by joining the determined edge elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: PHILIP JOHN COX
  • Publication number: 20150176223
    Abstract: A resilient railway rail fastening clip (3) has successive first to seventh portions (31 to 37) where, when the clip (3) is in a non-operative configuration, the first and seventh portions (31, 37) of the clip (3) form leg portions which lie in a first plane (P), the second and sixth portions extend substantially away from and above the first plane (P), at least parts of the third and fifth portions (33, 35) extend towards and above the first plane (P) such that the longitudinal axes of the third and fifth portions (33, 35) lie substantially in a second plane (R), different from the said first plane (P), which second plane (R) intersects the first plane (P) at a first acute angle ?, and the fourth portion (34) extends substantially in or below the said first plane (P) such that the longitudinal axis of the fourth portion (34) lies substantially in a third plane (Q) which is different to the said second plane (R) and intersects the said first plane (P) at a second acute angle ?, where 0°??<?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Gardner, Stephen John Cox
  • Patent number: 8905322
    Abstract: A railway rail pad (1), for use beneath a railway rail in a rail fastening assembly as cushioning and/or electrical insulation, has first and second major faces (2, 3), the first face (2) having a rail seat portion (20) on which a foot of a railway rail sits when the pad (1) is in use, and side members (4A, 4B) attached to and extending from two opposite edges of the first face (2) of the pad (1). The side members (4A, 4B) are arranged so as to be located on respective opposite sides of the railway rail when the pad (1) is in use such that the rail seat portion (20) of the pad (1) lies between respective inwardly-facing wall faces (41A, 41B) of the said side members (4A, 4B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pandrol Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, Robert John Hamilton, Christopher Gardner
  • Patent number: 8894858
    Abstract: A method of filtering a feed liquid in a membrane filtration assembly is provided comprising introducing feed liquid to be treated into a filtration chamber of a membrane filtration system including a membrane module having one or more permeable hollow membranes, the module being located in the filtration chamber, and the filtration chamber having an open upper end located above an upper header of the membrane module and a closed lower end, and feed tank surrounding the filtration chamber. The feed tank may be configured to provide the feed liquid through the open upper end of the filtration chamber, and the feed liquid may be applied to the surface of the membranes within the membrane module and withdrawn from the lumens of the membranes as filtrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David John Cox, Warren Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 8888012
    Abstract: An electrical insulator for use with a rail fastening clip comprises a contact member providing on one side a substantially flat rail contact surface for contacting a foot of a rail and on the opposing side a clip contact surface for contacting a rail bearing surface of a bearing portion of the clip, the insulator also having retaining means for retaining the insulator on the clip in such a way as to allow rotation of the insulator about a longitudinal axis of the bearing portion of the clip. The insulator has stop portions for limiting such rotation about the longitudinal axis of the bearing portion of the clip to a desired extent. The clip contact surface of the insulator is convex, in a vertical plane which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the bearing portion of the clip, such that, when the insulator is attached to a clip having a flat rail bearing surface, a contact region between the flat rail bearing surface of the clip and the clip contact surface of the insulator is linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pandrol Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, Robert John Hamilton, Christopher Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140326682
    Abstract: A method of filtering a feed liquid in a membrane filtration assembly is provided comprising introducing feed liquid to be treated into a filtration chamber of a membrane filtration system including a membrane module having one or more permeable hollow membranes, the module being located in the filtration chamber, and the filtration chamber having an open upper end located above an upper header of the membrane module and a closed lower end, and feed tank surrounding the filtration chamber. The feed tank may be configured to provide the feed liquid through the open upper end of the filtration chamber, and the feed liquid may be applied to the surface of the membranes within the membrane module and withdrawn from the lumens of the membranes as filtrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: David John Cox, Warren Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 8858796
    Abstract: A membrane filtration assembly (10) including having a filtrate carrier (9) for minimizing backwash. The membrane filtration assembly includes a membrane module (5) having one or more permeable hollow membranes (6) supported therein by an upper header (7) and a lower header (8). The filtrate carrier (9) extends between the upper (7) and lower (8) headers to allow filtrate to be collected from either or both ends of membranes (6). A filtrate collection chamber (18) is associated with the upper (7) and lower headers (9) and in fluid communication with lumens of the membranes (6) for collecting filtrate withdrawn through said membrane lumens. A filtration chamber (11) is provided for receiving feed liquid to be applied to the surface of membranes (6) within the module (5). The filtration chamber (11) includes an open end for receiving the feed liquid. The open end is located beyond the height of the module (5) to enable gravity feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David John Cox, Warren Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 8833671
    Abstract: Railway rail fastening apparatus, for suspending a railway rail at discrete locations along its length above a rail foundation, comprises two rail suspending assemblies located when in use one on each side of the rail. Each assembly comprises an elastic member for supporting the head of the rail on one side thereof and a bracket for applying a lateral clamping force to the elastic member. The rail suspending assembly on one side of the rail is located such that the center line of the assembly is offset with respect to that of the rail suspending assembly on the other side of the rail by x mm along the longitudinal axis of the rail, where x is 50?x>0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Pandrol Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, Andrew Garwood, Keith Poole
  • Publication number: 20140257351
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the endoluminal revision of previously performed obesity procedures which have failed are described. One or more endoluminal instruments may be advanced per-orally into the previously formed failed pouch where a number of different procedures can be performed. One or more tissue folds can be formed and secured to reduce the size of the pouch, or the stoma connecting the pouch to the intestinal tract can be reduced in size using endoluminally deployed tissue anchors. These procedures can be performed entirely from within the pouch lumen or upon the exterior surface of the pouch via transgastric entry of the instruments into the peritoneal cavity of a patient. Alternatively, the interior tissue within the pouch can be injured or sclerosed to shrink the pouch lumen. In another alternative, a length of the Roux limb can be shortened endoluminally to create a malabsorptive region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: USGI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Cox, Tracy Maahs, Richard C. Ewers, Eugene Chen, Cang Lam, Lee Swanstrom
  • Publication number: 20140247587
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Publication number: 20140247586
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Publication number: 20140247589
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Publication number: 20140247588
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Patent number: 8763923
    Abstract: A railway rail fastening apparatus has a baseplate for receiving a railway rail to be fastened thereto and baseplate securing elements for securing the baseplate to a baseplate seat area of a concrete railway foundation. The baseplate securing elements carry first and second fastening assemblies configured for location on the concrete rail foundation on opposite sides of the baseplate seat area. Each of the first and second fastening assemblies including fixing member having a first part that extends from the baseplate member for retention within the concrete rail foundation. Only the fixing member of one fastening assembly includes a screw-threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pandrol Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, John Phillip Porrill, Anthony Adedipe, Nicholas Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20140151589
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flow apparatus (10) having a flow control valve (12) having a housing (14), an aperture (16), an aperture obturator (18) and an actuator (20) for moving said obturator (16) between a first closed position and multiple open positions (B-L), characterised by a valve position monitor (21) for monitoring the position of the valve (12) and comprising a plurality of discrete sensors (28a to 28e) associated with a plurality of open positions (B-L) of said valve for monitoring the presence or absence of one or more members (26) movable with said valve (12). The arrangement may be used to monitor the valve position and such monitoring may be of use in the prediction of the amount of fluid remaining within a cylinder (32) to which it has been attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Michael John Cox, John Andrew Golby, Alan Edward Green, Piers Lambert
  • Patent number: 8726909
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the endoluminal revision of previously performed obesity procedures which have failed are described. One or more endoluminal instruments may be advanced per-orally into the previously formed failed pouch where a number of different procedures can be performed. One or more tissue folds can be formed and secured to reduce the size of the pouch, or the stoma connecting the pouch to the intestinal tract can be reduced in size using endoluminally deployed tissue anchors. These procedures can be performed entirely from within the pouch lumen or upon the exterior surface of the pouch via transgastric entry of the instruments into the peritoneal cavity of a patient. Alternatively, the interior tissue within the pouch can be injured or sclerosed to shrink the pouch lumen. In another alternative, a length of the Roux limb can be shortened endoluminally to create a malabsorptive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: USGI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Cox, Tracy Maahs, Richard C. Ewers, Eugene Chen, Cang Lam, Lee Swanstrom
  • Publication number: 20140128668
    Abstract: Devices and methods for forming and securing tissue folds, elongated invaginations, and tissue appositions in stomach tissue are used as a treatment for obesity. In a first embodiment, a plurality of tissue folds is formed in the fundus region of the stomach. In a second embodiment, one or more elongated invaginations are formed in the body region and/or antrum of the stomach. In a third embodiment, a plurality of tissue folds is formed in the fundus region of the stomach and one or more elongated invaginations is formed in the body region and/or antrum of the stomach. In other embodiments, a plurality of tissue folds is formed in the fundus region of the stomach and one or more tissue appositions are formed in the body region and/or antrum of the stomach. Additional embodiments include various combinations of tissue folds, elongated invaginations, tissue appositions, and other reconfigurations of stomach tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: USGI MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Cox, Tracy D. Maahs, James White
  • Patent number: 8684280
    Abstract: A concrete railway rail foundation wherein an uppermost face of the foundation comprises a rail seat area for supporting a railway rail extending in a first direction across the rail seat area, two anchoring device seating regions located on either side of the rail seat area for accommodating respective anchoring devices, and, on each side of an anchoring device seating region, an upstanding portion having a height substantially the same as or higher than that of an anchoring device and a depth, in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, which is substantially the same as or deeper than that of the anchoring device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pandrol Limited
    Inventor: Stephen John Cox