Patents by Inventor John E. Hall, Jr.

John E. Hall, Jr. 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: 11398101
    Abstract: Systems for item validation and image evaluation are provided. In some examples, a system may receive an instrument and associated data. The instrument may be received and a user profile may be retrieved. The user profile may include a plurality of previously processed instruments that have been determined to be valid and/or authentic. The instrument may be compared to the plurality of previously processed instruments to determine whether one or more elements of the instrument being evaluated match one or more corresponding elements of the plurality of previously processed instruments. Matching or non-matching elements may be identified. In some examples, one or more user interfaces may be generated displaying the instruments and including any highlighting or enhancements identifying matching or non-matching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Mills, Jr., Murali Santhanam, Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John B. Hall, Michael J. Pepe, Jr., Jasher David Fowles, Jeanne M. Moulton
  • Patent number: 5603344
    Abstract: A water saving device for use with domestic hot water systems of the noncirculating storage tank heater type uses a hydraulic motor to drive a water pump to pump water from the hot water pipe to a cold water pipe. Pumping begins when a hot water tap connected to the device is turned on and the water in the hot water pipe is cold. Pumping continues until a temperature sensing element senses that hot water has reached the water saving device and actuates a valve. When hot water is present at the device, the valve permits the hot water to pass directly to the tap instead of driving the hydraulic motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: John E. Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5167423
    Abstract: An improved hitch for connecting a trailer to the rear axle of a towing vehicle includes an elongated resilient steel drawbar having opposite end sections, an intermediate section offset from at least one of the opposite end sections and an inclined bend section integrally connecting the intermediate section to the at least one opposite end section. The drawbar is solid and rectangular in cross section. A clamp rigidly and removably clamps one end of the drawbar to the tongue of a trailer with the greatest cross sectional dimension of the drawbar substantially horizontal and with the lesser cross sectional dimension substantially vertical. A pivotal support for the other end of the drawbar is mounted on the rear axle of the towing vehicle with a pivot pin extending vertically through the drawbar behind and adjacent to the center of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Inventor: John E. Hall, Jr.