Patents by Inventor John Curry

John Curry 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: 10487323
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for generating a library of synthetic polynucleotides. The present invention also provides methods for generating proteins encoded by the library of synthetic polynucleotides. In addition, provided herein are methods for determining the soluble expression of said proteins. This invention is based, in part, on the discovery of a method for selecting optimal oligonucleotides in combination with performing a phosphorylation reaction, ligation reaction and PCR amplification in a single reaction vessel to produce synthetic polynucleotides in a multiplex manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Christopher Anderson, Bo Curry, Timothy Hsiau
  • Publication number: 20190352773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of forming a film between two surfaces, in which the film includes diamond-like carbon. Also provided herein are uses of such films, such in sliding contacts and in metal coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas Argibay, Michael T. Dugger, Michael E. Chandross, Tomas Farley Babuska, Brendan L. Nation, John Curry
  • Patent number: 10387392
    Abstract: An industrial control program development system allows a user to set metadata attributes for respective data items in the controller that indicate which of the data tags are to be monitored and collected by a separate industrial data historian system. When the industrial controller is deployed on a plant network, the data historian system reads the metadata attributes for the respective data items (e.g., data tags or data logs) defined in the controller and configures itself to collect and store data associated with the subset of data items that have been flagged for data collection. This system mitigates the need to manually configure the data historian with the identities of the data items that are to be monitored and collected for historical or reporting purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Bliss, Anthony Carrara, Bruce T. McCleave, Jr., David P. Rapini, Michael John Pantaleano, Brian Alan Porter, Guangwen Sun, David Robert Curry, Ryan Cahalane
  • Patent number: 10371200
    Abstract: A bearing assembly is for movably coupling first and second members, one being movable relative to the other. A plain bearing section includes an inner ring having a bore for receiving the first member and an outer cylindrical bearing surface. An outer ring is disposed about the inner ring and has an inner cylindrical bearing surface disposed against the inner ring bearing surface, one bearing surface sliding against the other when the movable member displaces about a first axis. The two rings engage to prevent relative displacement between the rings when the movable member displaces about a second axis. An elastomeric bearing section is disposed about the plain bearing section, is connected with the second member and is formed such that at least a portion of the elastomeric bearing section flexes when the movable member angularly displaces about the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Daniel L Riedl, Lester John Temple James, Michael Brett Colton, William Andrew Curry
  • Patent number: 10370911
    Abstract: Methods of drilling earth formations may involve removing a portion of an underlying earth formation utilizing cutting elements of an earth-boring drill bit. A rotational speed of the drill string may be sensed utilizing a first sensor. A rate of penetration of the drill string during advancement of the earth-boring drill bit may be sensed utilizing a second sensor. An instantaneous average depth of cut of cutting elements of the earth-boring drill bit may be determined utilizing a control unit to calculate the instantaneous average depth of cut based on a sensed rotational speed of the drill string and a sensed speed of advancement of the drill string. The weight on the earth-boring drill bit may be increased utilizing the drawworks when the instantaneous average depth of cut is less than the predetermined minimum depth of cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Baker Hughes Incorporated, BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
    Inventors: David A. Curry, Rudolf Carl Pessier, Reed W. Spencer, Andrea Kuesters, John Wingate
  • Patent number: 10161996
    Abstract: A method of characterizing the performance of laser diode is disclosed wherein at least one laser diode device configured to emit optical radiation is detachably coupled to at least one carrier device, the carrier device configured to be positioned within at least one device test module, at least one unitary clamping force is controllably applied to the laser diode device thereby coupling the carrier device to the device test module, and at least one optical characteristic of the laser diode device is measured during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: John Curry, Christopher Cole Chandler, Wade P Watts, Nicholas Donnie Harriott
  • Publication number: 20180291283
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for decoking tubular passes of crude oil heaters and processed hydrocarbon heaters. The method permits continued operation of an associated crude oil processing unit or a processed hydrocarbon processing unit receiving crude oil or processed hydrocarbons from the heater during the decoking operation. The decoking operation utilizes dry steam to remove coke from passes within the crude oil heater or processed hydrocarbon heater and dry steam to maintain balanced operation of the crude oil processing unit or processed hydrocarbon processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Brent Mayo, John Curry, Darrell W. Gill
  • Publication number: 20180156864
    Abstract: A method of characterizing the performance of laser diode is disclosed wherein at least one laser diode device configured to emit optical radiation is detachably coupled to at least one carrier device, the carrier device configured to be positioned within at least one device test module, at least one unitary clamping force is controllably applied to the laser diode device thereby coupling the carrier device to the device test module, and at least one optical characteristic of the laser diode device is measured during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: John Curry, Christopher Cole Chandler, Wade P. Watts, Nicholas Donnie Harriott
  • Patent number: 9891270
    Abstract: A high power laser diode test system is disclosed which includes a housing body defining at least one device test module compartment therein, a power supply, the system controller, and thermal control system positioned within the device test module compartment, a device test module having at least one carrier device receiver formed therein detachably coupled to the housing body, and at least one carrier device configured to support at least one laser diode device coupled thereto detachably positioned within the carrier device port formed on the device test module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: John Curry, Christopher Cole Chandler, Wade P Watts, Nicholas Donnie Harriott
  • Patent number: 9680794
    Abstract: A system for transmitting ArchestrA information from a first network in a first security domain to a second network in a second security domain. A first stand-alone server within the first security domain retrieves information via the first network from a first ArchestrA Galaxy and/or from a first historian in the first security domain and forwards the retrieved information to a send server coupled to the first network. The send server forwards the received information received to a receive server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives the information from the send server and forwards the received information to a second stand-alone server via the second network. The second stand-alone server receives the information from the receive server and forwards the information to a second ArchestrA Galaxy and/or to a second historian in the second security domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20170123000
    Abstract: A high power laser diode test system is disclosed which includes a housing body defining at least one device test module compartment therein, a power supply, the system controller, and thermal control system positioned within the device test module compartment, a device test module having at least one carrier device receiver formed therein detachably coupled to the housing body, and at least one carrier device configured to support at least one laser diode device coupled thereto detachably positioned within the carrier device port formed on the device test module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: John Curry, Christopher Cole Chandler, Wade P. Watts, Nicholas Donnie Harriott
  • Patent number: 9641499
    Abstract: A system for transferring information from a first PI server coupled to a first network to a second PI server coupled to a second network. The system includes a source platform coupled to the first network and in communication with the first PI server, a receive platform coupled to the second network and in communication with the second PI server, and a one-way data link coupling the source platform to the receive platform. The source platform is configured to read transfer configuration information from the first PI server and to dynamically modify the transfer parameters based thereon. The receive platform is configured to, if there is changed database record configuration information, continually store a current predefined portion of the historical information in memory without transferring such information to the second PI server until a user, via a user interface, authorizes the release of such information to the second PI server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Patent number: 9088558
    Abstract: A system for transmitting OPC information from a first network in a first security domain to a second network in a second security domain. A first stand-alone server within the first security domain retrieves information via the first network from a first OPC server in the first security domain and forwards the retrieved information to a send server coupled to the first network. The send server forwards the received information received to a receive server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives the information from the send server and forwards the received information to a second stand-alone server via the second network. The second stand-alone server receives the information from the receive server and forwards the information to one or more OPC clients in the second security domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Patent number: 9065878
    Abstract: A system for virtual screen view service, comprising a monitored computer platform, a monitoring computer platform, a server installed on the monitored computer platform, a client installed on the monitoring computer platform, and a one-way data link for unidirectional data transfer from the server to the client, wherein the server is configured to periodically collect screen image data from the monitored computer platform and send it to the client via the one-way data link, and the client is configured to process the image data received from the server via the one-way data link and cause it to be displayed on the monitoring computer platform. An alternative configuration is also disclosed for allowing a remote client to securely monitor the screen of a locally monitored computer platform via an intermediary server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Patent number: 8997202
    Abstract: A system for securely transferring information from an industrial control system network, including, within the secure domain, one or more remote terminal units coupled by a first network, one or more client computers coupled by a second network, and a send server coupled to the first and second networks. The send server acts as a proxy for communications between the client computers and the remote terminals and transmits first information from such communications on an output. The send server also transmits a poll request to a remote terminal unit via the first network and transmits second information received in response to the poll on the output. The system also includes, outside the secure domain, a receive server having an input coupled to the output of the send server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives and stores the first and second information provided via the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20150067104
    Abstract: A system for transmitting ArchestrA information from a first network in a first security domain to a second network in a second security domain. A first stand-alone server within the first security domain retrieves information via the first network from a first ArchestrA Galaxy and/or from a first historian in the first security domain and forwards the retrieved information to a send server coupled to the first network. The send server forwards the received information received to a receive server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives the information from the send server and forwards the received information to a second stand-alone server via the second network. The second stand-alone server receives the information from the receive server and forwards the information to a second ArchestrA Galaxy and/or to a second historian in the second security domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20150058925
    Abstract: A system for transmitting OPC information from a first network in a first security domain to a second network in a second security domain. A first stand-alone server within the first security domain retrieves information via the first network from a first OPC server in the first security domain and forwards the retrieved information to a send server coupled to the first network. The send server forwards the received information received to a receive server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives the information from the send server and forwards the received information to a second stand-alone server via the second network. The second stand-alone server receives the information from the receive server and forwards the information to one or more OPC clients in the second security domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20150020155
    Abstract: A system for transferring information from a first PI server coupled to a first network to a second PI server coupled to a second network. The system includes a source platform coupled to the first network and in communication with the first PI server, a receive platform coupled to the second network and in communication with the second PI server, and a one-way data link coupling the source platform to the receive platform. The source platform is configured to read transfer configuration information from the first PI server and to dynamically modify the transfer parameters based thereon. The receive platform is configured to, if there is changed database record configuration information, continually store a current predefined portion of the historical information in memory without transferring such information to the second PI server until a user, via a user interface, authorizes the release of such information to the second PI server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20140165182
    Abstract: A system for securely transferring information from an industrial control system network, including, within the secure domain, one or more remote terminal units coupled by a first network, one or more client computers coupled by a second network, and a send server coupled to the first and second networks. The send server acts as a proxy for communications between the client computers and the remote terminals and transmits first information from such communications on an output. The send server also transmits a poll request to a remote terminal unit via the first network and transmits second information received in response to the poll on the output. The system also includes, outside the secure domain, a receive server having an input coupled to the output of the send server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives and stores the first and second information provided via the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: OWL COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Publication number: 20140089388
    Abstract: A system for virtual screen view service, comprising a monitored computer platform, a monitoring computer platform, a server installed on the monitored computer platform, a client installed on the monitoring computer platform, and a one-way data link for unidirectional data transfer from the server to the client, wherein the server is configured to periodically collect screen image data from the monitored computer platform and send it to the client via the one-way data link, and the client is configured to process the image data received from the server via the one-way data link and cause it to be displayed on the monitoring computer platform. An alternative configuration is also disclosed for allowing a remote client to securely monitor the screen of a locally monitored computer platform via an intermediary server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: OWL COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz