Patents by Inventor John Ford

John Ford 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: 11545275
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in an embodiment, is a facility that includes a device configured to generate a beam having an energy range of 5 MeV to 500 MeV, a first radiation shielding wall surrounding the device, a second radiation shielding wall surrounding the first radiation shielding wall, radiation shielding fill material positioned between the first radiation shielding wall and the second radiation shielding wall forming a first barrier. In embodiments, the radiation shielding fill material includes at least fifty percent by weight of an element having an atomic number from 12 to 83, and a thickness of the first barrier is 0.5 meter to 6 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Rad Technology Medical Systems LLC
    Inventors: John Ford, Ron Johnston, Cynthia Keppel, Pawel Ambrozewicz, Eric Landau, Cheri Oquist, John Lefkus
  • Patent number: 11540876
    Abstract: An irrigated high density electrode catheter can comprise a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft can include a proximal end and a distal end and can define a catheter shaft longitudinal axis. A flexible tip portion can be located adjacent to the distal end of the catheter shaft. An irrigated coupler can be disposed on the distal end of the catheter shaft and can be configured to discharge fluid over the flexible tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Oliverius, Ryan Kenneth Buesseler, John Hong, Jodee Wakefield, Brent Ford
  • Patent number: 11523623
    Abstract: The disclosure describes methods for the purification of protein-enriched extracts to provide concentrates and isolates and methods for incorporation of such materials into products. The purification methods are adapted for removal of, e.g., chlorophyll and may thus provide lightening the color of the protein-enriched extracts. The methods generally include treatment with peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide and filtrations. A protein composition in the form of a concentrate or isolate is provided, the protein composition including RuBisCO, F2 fraction proteins, or combination thereof extracted from a plant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Partain, Joshua D. Morton, Barry Bratcher, John-Paul Mua, Kyle Ford
  • Patent number: 11528333
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for initiation, use, access, and control of functionality of a network. In one aspect, the systems and methods can be utilized to generate information defining signaling or control performance and operational characteristics associated with the functionality in a variety of network environments. In another aspect, based on such information, adaptive signaling can be utilized to monitor, analyze and detect specific signaling signatures associated with the functionality. Managing signaling or control messages in response to information collected by monitoring and analyzing the adaptive signaling permits originating or requesting the functionality without conventional operation of a network component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: VOAPPS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Augenstine, John Ford, Erick Schmitt, David King
  • Patent number: 11479406
    Abstract: A multi-use garbage truck has an ability to not only to front load containers of garbage into a hopper in a refuse collection body, but also an ability to swap out the forks, if not arm connection assemblies, or even entire frame arms, to be replaced with one of a plurality of attachments which connect to at least one, if not both frame arms with attachments for various uses such as snow plow, leaf blower, street sweeper, bucket, grapple, etc. Furthermore, an ability to independently operate the left frame arm relative to the right frame arm can now be provided so that the left frame arm can utilize and perform one function and the right frame arm provide another or at least be independently operable from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventors: Shane Peek, Richard Ford, Chad Gentry, John Smith, Bobby McKinney, John Bedwell, Brian Parker, Ken Beaver
  • Publication number: 20220322889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support device for assisting a user in showering or toileting. The support device comprises a seat comprising a seating surface for supporting a weight of the user; a plurality of legs attached to the seat; a pair of handles configured to attach to substantially opposite side portions of the seat, each handle comprising a pair of end portions for attaching to the seat; and a securing element for securing each handle to the seat; wherein each of the substantially opposite side portions of the seat comprises a plurality of receptacles for snugly fitting the end portions of a respective handle, and wherein the support device is configured such that a portion of the user's weight on the handles of the support device applies a force that has a force component directed into each receptacle and parallel to a central axis of each receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: KERRY JOHN FORD, JOHN VAN KAPPEL
  • Publication number: 20220288192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method vaccinating avian against reovirus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kristi Mae Dorsey, Brianna Ford, Christopher Luther, John Knox Rosenberger
  • Publication number: 20220287356
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods of obtaining and/or deriving proteins from plants of the Nicotiana species and methods for incorporation of such proteins into various products. For example, a method for obtaining a protein-enriched material from a plant of the Nicotiana species or portion thereof is provided, comprising: extracting one or more proteins from the plant material into a solvent to form a liquid protein-containing extract; separating a solid extracted plant material from the liquid protein-containing extract; clarifying the liquid protein-containing extract to form a clarified protein-containing extract and a solids fraction; and treating the clarified protein-containing extract so as to provide a protein-enriched material comprising at least about 60% protein by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: John-Paul Mua, Kyle Ford, Leigh Ann Blevins Joyce, Margarette Elisa Lovette, Joshua D. Morton, Leigh Hagan, Barry Bratcher, Samuel Mark Debusk
  • Patent number: 11437160
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in an embodiment, is a facility that includes a device configured to generate a beam having an energy range of 5 MeV to 500 MeV, a first radiation shielding wall surrounding the device, a second radiation shielding wall surrounding the first radiation shielding wall, radiation shielding fill material positioned between the first radiation shielding wall and the second radiation shielding wall forming a first barrier. In embodiments, the radiation shielding fill material includes at least fifty percent by weight of an element having an atomic number from 12 to 83, and a thickness of the first barrier is 0.5 meter to 6 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: RAD TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: John Ford, Ron Johnston, Cynthia Keppel, Pawel Ambrozewicz, Eric Landau, Cheri Oquist, John Lefkus
  • Patent number: 11375741
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods of obtaining and/or deriving proteins from plants of the Nicotiana species and methods for incorporation of such proteins into various products. For example, a method for obtaining a protein-enriched material from a plant of the Nicotiana species or portion thereof is provided, comprising: extracting one or more proteins from the plant material into a solvent to form a liquid protein-containing extract; separating a solid extracted plant material from the liquid protein-containing extract; clarifying the liquid protein-containing extract to form a clarified protein-containing extract and a solids fraction; and treating the clarified protein-containing extract so as to provide a protein-enriched material comprising at least about 60% protein by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John-Paul Mua, Kyle Ford, Leigh Ann Blevins Joyce, Margarette Elisa Lovette, Joshua D. Morton, Leigh Hagan, Barry Bratcher, Samuel Mark Debusk
  • Patent number: 11313894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery failure prediction method and system. The invention has particular application to the prediction of vehicle battery failure and will be described with particular reference to that application. However, the invention has more general application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Somayeh Naderivesal, Anna Mary Soldatic, Marcus John Ford, Samuel Warren Beyer
  • Publication number: 20210405104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery failure prediction method and system. The invention has particular application to the prediction of vehicle battery failure and will be described with particular reference to that application. However, the invention has more general application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: INTELEMATICS AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Somayeh NADERIVESAL, Anna Mary SOLDATIC, Marcus John FORD, Samuel Warren BEYER
  • Publication number: 20210383938
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in an embodiment, is a facility that includes a device configured to generate a beam having an energy range of 5 MeV to 500 MeV, a first radiation shielding wall surrounding the device, a second radiation shielding wall surrounding the first radiation shielding wall, radiation shielding fill material positioned between the first radiation shielding wall and the second radiation shielding wall forming a first barrier. In embodiments, the radiation shielding fill material includes at least fifty percent by weight of an element having an atomic number from 12 to 83, and a thickness of the first barrier is 0.5 meter to 6 meters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: John FORD, Ron JOHNSTON, Cynthia KEPPEL, Pawel AMBROZEWICZ, Eric LANDAU, Cheri OQUIST, John LEFKUS
  • Patent number: 11191333
    Abstract: A system of interconnecting luggage includes first and second luggage items. The first luggage item has a handle about an upper end and rolling elements about a base, and is tiltable about a rotational axis of the rolling elements by the handle. The second luggage item also has rolling elements about a base. Each of the first and second luggage items have integral mutual engagement and disengagement elements configured to provide, when the first and second luggage items are mutually engaged, a substantially rigid mechanical connection that maintains the first and second luggage items in relative spatial arrangement such that when the system is in a stable arrangement, the rolling elements of the first and second luggage items contact an underlying planar substrate, and the first luggage item is maintained at a tilt angle relative to the underlying planar substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: GLIDE LUGGAGE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Adrian Stone, Timothy John Ford, Han Young Hwang
  • Publication number: 20210228580
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor: (Compound A) for use in the treatment of subjects suffering from or having an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, in particular hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of subjects suffering from or having an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, wherein the composition comprises a therapeutically effective amount of said Compound A CETP inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: DEZIMA PHARMA B.V.
    Inventors: John FORD, Patrick ROUND, John KASTELEIN, Atsuhiro KAWAGUCHI, Koichi TOMIYASU, Kozo OKA
  • Publication number: 20210227033
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for initiation, use, access, and control of functionality of a network. In one aspect, the systems and methods can be utilized to generate information defining signaling or control performance and operational characteristics associated with the functionality in a variety of network environments. In another aspect, based on such information, adaptive signaling can be utilized to monitor, analyze and detect specific signaling signatures associated with the functionality. Managing signaling or control messages in response to information collected by monitoring and analyzing the adaptive signaling permits originating or requesting the functionality without conventional operation of a network component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Augenstine, John Ford, Erick Schmitt, David King
  • Patent number: 11013742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor: (hereinafter referred to as Compound A) for use in the treatment of subjects suffering from or having an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, in particular hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of subjects suffering from or having an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, wherein the composition comprises a therapeutically effective amount of said Compound A CETP inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DEZIMA PHARMA B.V.
    Inventors: John Ford, Patrick Round, John Kastelein, Atsuhiro Kawaguchi, Koichi Tomiyasu, Kozo Oka
  • Publication number: 20210098147
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in an embodiment, is a facility that includes a device configured to generate a beam having an energy range of 5 MeV to 500 MeV, a first radiation shielding wall surrounding the device, a second radiation shielding wall surrounding the first radiation shielding wall, radiation shielding fill material positioned between the first radiation shielding wall and the second radiation shielding wall forming a first barrier. In embodiments, the radiation shielding fill material includes at least fifty percent by weight of an element having an atomic number from 12 to 83, and a thickness of the first barrier is 0.5 meter to 6 meters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John FORD, Ron JOHNSTON, Cynthia KEPPEL, Pawel AMBROZEWICZ, Eric LANDAU, Cheri OQUIST, John LEFKUS
  • Patent number: D959544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jeong-Sook Lee, John Pompa, Gerard Keane, Simone Daiber, Barbara Kuntz, Gergana Savova, Terrance Weinzierl, Jim Ford
  • Patent number: D972130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Summer Decker, Jonathan Ford, Todd Hazelton, Todd Goldstein, Kami Kim, Michael Teng, John Sinnott