Patents by Inventor John David Watson

John David Watson 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: 20220306651
    Abstract: The disclosures herein relate to novel compounds of Formula (1): and salts thereof, wherein A1, A2, Q, X, R1, R2 and R3 are defined herein, and their use in treating, preventing, ameliorating, controlling or reducing the risk of disorders associated with CGRP receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Giles Albert Brown, Miles Stuart Congreve, Stephen Paul Watson, Julie Cansfield, Michael Alistair O'Brien, Francesca Deflorian, Gregory R. Ott, Nigel Alan Swain, Andrew David Cansfield, John Andrew Christopher, Andrea Bortolato
  • Publication number: 20220299551
    Abstract: A method to evaluate a semiconductor-superconductor heterojunction for use in a qubit register of a topological quantum computer includes (a) measuring one or both of a radio-frequency (RF) junction admittance of the semiconductor-superconductor heterojunction and a sub-RF conductance including a non-local conductance of the semiconductor-superconductor heterojunction, to obtain mapping data and refinement data; (b) finding by analysis of the mapping data one or more regions of a parameter space consistent with an unbroken topological phase of the semiconductor-superconductor heterojunction; and (c) finding by analysis of the refinement data a boundary of the unbroken topological phase in the parameter space and a topological gap of the semiconductor-superconductor heterojunction for at least one of the one or more regions of the parameter space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitry PIKULIN, Mason L THOMAS, Chetan Vasudeo NAYAK, Roman Mykolayovych LUTCHYN, Bas NIJHOLT, Bernard VAN HECK, Esteban Adrian MARTINEZ, Georg Wolfgang WINKLER, Gijsbertus DE LANGE, John David WATSON, Sebastian HEEDT, Torsten KARZIG
  • Patent number: 8313152
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of hydraulically mining of oil sands from a well pair drilled into an oil sands deposit is disclosed. The wells are preferably installed from a protected underground workspace in or near the producing zone. The method of hydraulic mining disclosed herein includes: means of drilling production and tailings injection wells; means of augmenting hydraulic excavation for example by inducing block caving and/or wormholing; means of isolating the underground personnel areas from formation gases and fluids; and means of backfilling the excavated volumes with tailings. In one configuration, production wells are formed and lined with a frangible material, for example, a weak concrete or an inflatable epoxy-impregnated felt tube. Hydraulic mining of the full deposit thickness using a directional water jet bit begins at the far end of the drill hole and continues back in stages toward the well-head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Osum Oil Sands Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Brock, Andrew Squires, John David Watson
  • Patent number: 8287050
    Abstract: In one configuration, the present invention is directed to a method and system for extracting hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon-containing deposit. One or more underground excavations designed to at least partially cave in are used to increase the permeability of the deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: OSUM Oil Sands Corp.
    Inventors: John David Watson, Michael Helmut Kobler, Dana Brock
  • Patent number: 8244419
    Abstract: A marine power system comprises a motor for providing propulsion. It also comprises an energy storage unit (ESU) for storing and supplying energy to the motor. A prime power system is connected to the ESU and motor for selectively providing energy to these subsystems through a bus. The motor selectively receives energy from the prime power system and the ESU and can supply regenerative braking energy to the bus. The system can also accommodate multiple generator sets providing system power. The ESU can also provide starting power for the prime power system. Alternately, the prime power system drives a mechanical power system output shaft connected to the motor, and the marine system comprises an alternator driven by the prime power system output shaft. The ESU can transmit energy to the alternator. The prime power system can be located on a tugboat displacing a barge carrying the energy storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Mi-Jack Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Wegner-Donnelly, John David Watson
  • Publication number: 20120132424
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a selection process for installing underground workspace in or near a hydrocarbon deposit that is an appropriate workspace from which to drill, operate and service wells applicable to any of a number of methods of recovering hydrocarbons. The present invention includes a number of innovative methods for developing workspace for drilling from a shaft installed above, into or below a hydrocarbon deposit, particularly when the hydrocarbon reservoir is at significant formation pressure or has fluids (water oil or gases) that can enter the workspace. These methods can also be used for developing workspace for drilling from a tunnel installed above, into or below a hydrocarbon deposit. The present invention also discloses a procedure for evaluating the geology in and around the reservoir and using this information to select the most appropriate method of developing workspace for drilling from a shaft and/or tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: OSUM OIL SANDS CORP.
    Inventors: John David Watson, Michael Helmut Kobler, Dana Brock
  • Patent number: 8127865
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a selection process for installing underground workspace in or near a hydrocarbon deposit that is an appropriate workspace from which to drill, operate and service wells applicable to any of a number of methods of recovering hydrocarbons. The present invention includes a number of innovative methods for developing workspace for drilling from a shaft installed above, into or below a hydrocarbon deposit, particularly when the hydrocarbon reservoir is at significant formation pressure or has fluids (water oil or gases) that can enter the workspace. These methods can also be used for developing workspace for drilling from a tunnel installed above, into or below a hydrocarbon deposit. The present invention also discloses a procedure for evaluating the geology in and around the reservoir and using this information to select the most appropriate method of developing workspace for drilling from a shaft and/or tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: OSUM Oil Sands Corp.
    Inventors: John David Watson, Michael Helmut Kobler, Dana Brock
  • Patent number: 7944081
    Abstract: Control modes for operating multiple power sources include energy storage systems and applicable to large systems such as locomotives. Selectable operating modes are provided for different locomotive speed ranges and work loads. A common DC bus electrical architecture is used so that prime power sources need not be synchronized. Multiple-engine locomotives have the engine systems that may be electrically connected in parallel or in series or in combinations of parallel and series to a DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Railpower, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, John David Watson, Bruce Wolff
  • Patent number: 7940016
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to regenerative braking methods for a hybrid vehicle such as a hybrid locomotive, which are compatible with optimum management of a large battery pack energy storage system. Four methods for recovering energy from regenerative braking and for transferring this energy to an energy storage systems are disclosed. These methods may also be used with battery operated vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: RailPower, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, John David Watson, Ronald B. Bailey, Andrew C. Tarnow
  • Publication number: 20110070137
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for managing the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by a process of mining, acquiring water, capturing carbon and disposing of water containing bicarbonates. A number of process configurations of accelerated weathering of carbonate mineral-containing materials (AWC) reactors are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Dana Brock, Michael H. Kobler, John David Watson
  • Publication number: 20100106343
    Abstract: Control modes for operating multiple power sources include energy storage systems and applicable to large systems such as locomotives. Selectable operating modes are provided for different locomotive speed ranges and work loads. A common DC bus electrical architecture is used so that prime power sources need not be synchronized. Multiple-engine locomotives have the engine systems that may be electrically connected in parallel or in series or in combinations of parallel and series to a DC bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, John David Watson, Bruce Wolff
  • Patent number: 7667347
    Abstract: Control modes for operating multiple power sources include energy storage systems and applicable to large systems such as locomotives. Selectable operating modes are provided for different locomotive speed ranges and work loads. A common DC bus electrical architecture is used so that prime power sources need not be synchronized. Multiple-engine locomotives have the engine systems that may be electrically connected in parallel or in series or in combinations of parallel and series to a DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Railpower, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, John David Watson, Bruce Wolff
  • Patent number: 7507500
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems for prolonging battery life, such as maintaining battery cell temperatures in battery packs within specified limits, providing vibration and shock resistance, and/or electrically isolating groups of batteries from nearby conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Railpower Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, David Herman Swan, John David Watson
  • Patent number: 7461901
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the separation of bitumen, such as by the Clark process or by a countercurrent de-sander, in an underground excavation machine, such as a tunnel boring machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: OSUM Oil Sands Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Drake, Michael Helmut Kobler, John David Watson
  • Patent number: 7448692
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the separation of bitumen, such as by the Clark process or by a countercurrent de-sander, in an underground excavation machine, such as a tunnel boring machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: OSUM Oil Sands.Corp
    Inventors: Ronald D. Drake, Michael Helmut Kobler, John David Watson
  • Publication number: 20080246338
    Abstract: Control modes for operating multiple power sources include energy storage systems and applicable to large systems such as locomotives. Selectable operating modes are provided for different locomotive speed ranges and work loads. A common DC bus electrical architecture is used so that prime power sources need not be synchronized. Multiple-engine locomotives have the engine systems that may be electrically connected in parallel or in series or in combinations of parallel and series to a DC bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: RAILPOWER Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, John David Watson, Bruce Wolff
  • Publication number: 20080182466
    Abstract: A marine power system comprises a motor for providing propulsion. It also comprises an energy storage unit (ESU) for storing and supplying energy to the motor. A prime power system is connected to the ESU and motor for selectively providing energy to these subsystems through a bus. The motor selectively receives energy from the prime power system and the ESU and can supply regenerative braking energy to the bus. The system can also accommodate multiple generator sets providing system power. The ESU can also provide starting power for the prime power system. Alternately, the prime power system drives a mechanical power system output shaft connected to the motor, and the marine system comprises an alternator driven by the prime power system output shaft. The ESU can transmit energy to the alternator. The prime power system can be located on a tugboat displacing a barge carrying the energy storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: RAILPOWER Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Frank WEGNER-DONNELLY, John David WATSON
  • Publication number: 20080122286
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of hydraulically mining of oil sands from a well pair drilled into an oil sands deposit is disclosed. The wells are preferably installed from a protected underground workspace in or near the producing zone. The method of hydraulic mining disclosed herein includes: means of drilling production and tailings injection wells; means of augmenting hydraulic excavation for example by inducing block caving and/or wormholing; means of isolating the underground personnel areas from formation gases and fluids; and means of backfilling the excavated volumes with tailings. In one configuration, production wells are formed and lined with a frangible material, for example, a weak concrete or an inflatable epoxy-impregnated felt tube. Hydraulic mining of the full deposit thickness using a directional water jet bit begins at the far end of the drill hole and continues back in stages toward the well-head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: OSUM OIL SANDS CORP.
    Inventors: Dana Brock, Andrew Squires, John David Watson
  • Patent number: 7349797
    Abstract: A locomotive is provided that includes: a receiver operable to receiving a locating signal, the locating signal indicating a current spatial location of a selected locomotive and a processor operable to (a) determine that the selected locomotive has entered, is entering, and/or is about to enter a spatial zone having at least one controlled parameter, the controlled parameter being at least one of a fuel combustion emissions level and a noise level and (b) configure the operation of the selected locomotive to comply with the controlled parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Railpower Technologies Corp
    Inventors: Frank Wegner Donnelly, Douglas W. Swartz, John David Watson
  • Patent number: 7192092
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to the combined use of slurry mining and hydrocyclones to recover hydrocarbons, such as bitumen, from hydrocarbon-containing materials, such as oil sands, and to selective mining of valuable materials, particularly hydrocarbon-containing materials, using a plurality of excavating devices and corresponding inputs for the excavated material. The excavated material captured by each input can be switched back-and-forth between two or more destinations depending on the value of the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Oil Sands Underground Mining Corporation
    Inventor: John David Watson