Patents by Inventor John Edgar

John Edgar 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: 20190351848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle system, in particular a motor vehicle latching system encompassing a locking mechanism with a catch and a pawl, where the motor vehicle system encompasses a cable duct 1 for the conducting of a cable 4, 5 through a sheet metal aperture, whereby the cable duct 1 is formed of a single component and has a first exit aperture 2 for a first cable 4 and a second exit aperture 3 for a second cable 5, which are designed in such a way that the first cable 4 and the second cable 5 cannot come into contact with one another when exiting the cable duct 1. Undesired noise formation can thus be counteracted in an improved manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Octavian Cimpean, Michael Uhrin, John Kachnowski, Brad Edgar
  • Patent number: 10484827
    Abstract: A load control system may include control-target devices for controlling an amount of power provided to an electrical load. The control-target devices may be capable of controlling the amount of power provided to the electrical load based on control instructions. The control-target devices and/or the control-instructions may be determined based on a gesture performed by a user. The user may wear a wearable control device capable of measuring movements performed by the user and transmit digital messages that may be used to control an electrical load. The wearable control device may identify gestures performed by the user for controlling a control-target device and/or provide control instructions to the control-target device based on the identified gestures. A gesture may be associated with a scene that includes a configuration of one or more control devices in a load control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Rhodes B. Baker, Erica L. Clymer, Galen Edgar Knode, Sanjeev Kumar, John Nill, Daniel L. Twaddell, Michael J. Zizza
  • Patent number: 10446832
    Abstract: A negative electrode for an alkaline battery cell which includes zinc-based particles, wherein less than 20% of the zinc-based particles, by weight relative to the total zinc in the electrode, have a particle size of greater than about 150 micrometers, is provided. An alkaline electrochemical cell that includes the negative electrode and a method for reducing the gassing of the electrochemical cell is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Energizer Brands, LLC
    Inventors: M. Edgar Armacanqui, Wen Li, John Hadley, Matthew Hennek
  • Patent number: 10443124
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for densifying a porous structure is disclosed. The porous structure comprises a first surface, a second surface, an inner diameter surface and an outer diameter surface. The process may comprise progressive densification in conjunction with thermal gradient and/or pressure gradient densification processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark James Purdy, John Edgar Finley, Mark Russell Wolke, James Warren Rudolph, Timothy Patrick Smith
  • Publication number: 20190308067
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an apparatus for oral-motor and oral pharyngeal exercise may include an at least partially flexible, collapsible chamber formed to fit within a patient's mouth. An aperture may be formed in a flexible surface of the collapsible chamber to allow gas to flow into and out of an interior of the collapsible chamber. Moreover, a substantially inflexible wall of the collapsible chamber may be located opposite the aperture. According to some embodiments, the substantially inflexible wall incudes a coupling portion affixed to the flexible surface of the collapsible chamber and having a cleaning opening (e.g., an opening for optional cleaning). A cap portion may be adapted to be removably attached to the coupling portion to seal the interior of the collapsible chamber when attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Carl Edgar Rohde, II, Norma Kalil, John B. Lee, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190262827
    Abstract: This document provides methods, devices, and systems for detecting the presence, absence, or amount of one or more analytes. For example, this document provides methods for using graphene-based sensors to detect one or more analytes (e.g., proteins, nucleic acids, intact cells, intact viruses, intact microorganisms, and/or chemicals).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: John Lalonde, Bruce Edgar Batten, Stephanie Marie Griffin
  • Publication number: 20190218959
    Abstract: A fuel and gas mixing structure for an engine is provided. This mixing structure includes a body configured to be positioned between a fuel injector and a cylinder of an engine. The body defines an interior volume that is configured to receive gas from outside the body and to receive one or more streams of fuel from the fuel injector in the interior volume. The body also defines one or more mixture conduits configured to conduct plumes of the fuel and gas, while mixing, from the interior volume to one or more exit ports and therethrough to the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Edgar Klingbeil, Roy James Primus, John Dowell, Victor Manuel Salazar, Thomas Michael Lavertu, Kevin Bailey, Kevin McElhaney, Bhaskar Tamma, Sreenivasa Rao Gubba
  • Publication number: 20190214632
    Abstract: An alkaline electrochemical cell includes a cathode, an anode which includes an anode active material, and a non-conductive separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein from about 20% to about 50% by weight of the anode active material relative to a total amount of anode active material has a particle size of less than about 75 ?m, and wherein the separator includes a unitary, cylindrical configuration having an open end, a side wall, and integrally formed closed end disposed distally to the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: M. Edgar Armacanqui, Andrew J. Roszkowski, Casey Imhoff, Donald Raymond Crowe, Matthew Evans, John Hadley
  • Publication number: 20190199060
    Abstract: Described are various configurations of integrated wavelength lockers including asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometers (AMZIs) and associated detectors. Various embodiments provide improved wavelength-locking accuracy by using an active tuning element in the AMZI to achieve an operational position with high locking sensitivity, a coherent receiver to reduce the frequency-dependence of the locking sensitivity, and/or a temperature sensor and/or strain gauge to computationally correct for the effect of temperature or strain changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Greogry Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20190199061
    Abstract: Described are various configurations of integrated wavelength lockers including asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometers (AMZIs) and associated detectors. Various embodiments provide improved wavelength-locking accuracy by using an active tuning element in the AMZI to achieve an operational position with high locking sensitivity, a coherent receiver to reduce the frequency-dependence of the locking sensitivity, and/or a temperature sensor and/or strain gauge to computationally correct for the effect of temperature or strain changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20190129878
    Abstract: A plurality of devices communicate over a bus, the devices comprising a plurality of controller devices and a plurality of second devices. Each of the controller devices is responsible for assigning one or more of the addresses including at least the address of each of a respective one or more of the second devices. A controller device comprises address allocation logic configured to assign an address to each of that controller device's respective one or more second devices, by: searching for a currently unassigned address to assign to each of the respective one or more second devices, and if an unassigned address for one of those one or more second devices cannot be found, to issue a request to at least one other of the controller devices requesting that the other controller device changes one of the one or more addresses which that other controller device is responsible for assigning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: ALEXANDER ABRAHAM CORNELIUS VAN DER ZANDE, JURGEN MARIO VANGEEL, JOHN EDGAR HELD
  • Patent number: 10185689
    Abstract: A plurality of devices communicate over a bus, the devices comprising a plurality of controller devices and a plurality of second devices. Each of the controller devices is responsible for assigning one or more of the addresses including at least the address of each of a respective one or more of the second devices. A controller device comprises address allocation logic configured to assign an address to each of that controller device's respective one or more second devices, by: searching for a currently unassigned address to assign to each of the respective one or more second devices, and if an unassigned address for one of those one or more second devices cannot be found, to issue a request to at least one other of the controller devices requesting that the other controller device changes one of the one or more addresses which that other controller device is responsible for assigning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Abraham Cornelius Van Der Zande, Jurgen Mario Vangeel, John Edgar Held
  • Patent number: 10022061
    Abstract: A health-monitor patch comprising at least one physiological sensor and digital processor is configured to be adhered to the skin of a subject. A health-monitor patch may further include an accelerometer and may detect cardiac waveforms, activity performed by the subject, and a body orientation of the subject. A health-monitor patch may be disposable, in some embodiments, and used for outpatient monitoring. Aspects of noise cancellation and reel-to-reel manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LumiraDx UK Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, David Peabody Goodall, III, John Edgar MacLean
  • Patent number: 9967529
    Abstract: An apparatus displaying content to a viewer by adjusting parameters of the content or display devices based on environmental or display device changes. The apparatus includes a display device with a screen providing digital content. A thematic overlay is provided over the display screen to provide diffuse reflection of light striking the front surface. The output light is a combination of the displayed content from the screen and reflection of light from the thematic overlay. The apparatus includes a digital signage benchmarking tool with an output sensing element a benchmarking module processing the sensed output light to generate output light-based data. The apparatus includes a feedback control module modifying a parameter of the display device based on the output light-based data to modify chromaticity or illumination levels of the display device. The feedback control module operates to modify the digital content to provide the displayed content having an adjusted chromaticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mitchell, Darren P. Cosker, Nicholas Teixeira Swafford, Mark A. Reichow, Michael John Holton, John Edgar Park
  • Publication number: 20180079818
    Abstract: A method for inhibition of leukemic stem cells expressing IL-3R? (CD123), comprises contacting the cells with an antigen binding molecule comprising a Fc region or a modified Fc region having enhanced Fc effector function, wherein the antigen binding molecule binds selectively to IL-3R? (CD123). The invention includes the treatment of a hematologic cancer condition in a patient by administration to the patient of an effective amount of the antigen binding molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicants: CSL Limited, University Health Network
    Inventors: John Edgar Dick, Liqing JIN, Gino Luigi VAIRO, David Paul GEARING, Samantha Jane BUSFIELD
  • Patent number: 9892485
    Abstract: A method of manipulating at least a portion of a character model into a pose involving a library data having a plurality of deformations, where each deformation is associated with index values of one or more distance measurement nodes. One or more distance measurement nodes are defined for the portion of the character model, wherein each distance measurement node comprises a number of points on a surface defined by the geometry of the character model, wherein the points are separated by a distance value. A particular pose is selected for the character model portion to establish an initial model by selecting values for the pose controls. For the particular pose, a value of the distance measurement nodes is determined. At least one deformation is selected from the library data based in the value of the distance measurement nodes and applied to the initial model to generate a deformed model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Clay Kaytis, John Edgar Park, Gene Lee, Philippe Brochu, Hidetaka Yosumi
  • Publication number: 20180000874
    Abstract: A method of administering a food containing at least transfer factor and lactic acid generating bacteria to mitigate the symptoms of a specific human disease prior to medical or drug intervention. Another food formulation consists of transfer factor, lactic acid generating bacteria, and glucans in appropriate combinations. Other components may be added. The food, administered correctly, reduces cortisol levels, builds the immune system, and balances the endocrine system. Dosage amounts are adjusted for client weight. The method may be used with other treatment options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: CortControl
    Inventors: John Edgar Menear, Joseph Ramaekers
  • Publication number: 20170265769
    Abstract: A health-monitor patch comprising at least one physiological sensor and digital processor is configured to be adhered to the skin of a subject. A health-monitor patch may further include an accelerometer and may detect cardiac waveforms, activity performed by the subject, and a body orientation of the subject. A health-monitor patch may be disposable, in some embodiments, and used for outpatient monitoring. Aspects of noise cancellation and reel-to-reel manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas J. Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, David Peabody Goodall, III, John Edgar MacLean
  • Patent number: 9749177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an address assignment procedure where an address request containing a unique identification is sent to a predefined address of a network, and the role of an address assignment master is taken over in response to the receipt of a non-acknowledging response to the address request. Standard intelligent building blocks can thus be used to create a large product portfolio. The intelligent building blocks are connected to each other via a network and addresses can be assigned without needing additional process steps, human interaction or factory/field-service tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Gerardus Johannes Franciscus Maria Van Den Hurk, John Edgar Held, Anne Arne Schurer
  • Publication number: 20170224746
    Abstract: A method of improving the outcome or recovery for depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers progression, or breast cancer. This method consists of administering a food which includes transfer factor, lactic acid generating bacteria, and/or glucans in appropriate combinations and dosage levels. The food reduces cortisol levels, enhances the immune system, and balances hormones and cytokines. Dosage amounts are dependent on client weight. Consumption frequency and dosage may be adjusted. Typically, consumption of the food is done in combination with established medical treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: CortControl
    Inventors: John Edgar Menear, Joseph Ramaekers