Patents by Inventor John Fox

John Fox 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: 10894730
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating tailings at an elevated pH using lime are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the method comprises (i) providing a tailings stream comprising bicarbonates and a pH less than 9.0, (ii) adding a coagulant comprising calcium hydroxide to the tailings stream to form a mixture having a pH of at least 11.5 and a soluble calcium level no more than 800 mg/L, and (iii) dewatering the mixture to produce a product having a solids content of at least 40% by weight. In some embodiments, the pH and soluble calcium level of the mixture cause chemical modification of clay materials of the mixture via pozzolanic reactions. In some embodiments, the undrained shear strength of the product increases over a period of time of at least two days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GRAYMONT (PA) INC.
    Inventors: Jared Ira Leikam, Nikolas Andrei Romaniuk, Jesse Wayne Fox, Michael John Tate, Narain Hariharan
  • Patent number: 10891843
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing hazard risk by one or more processors are described. A presence of an individual at a location is detected. A hazard risk score is calculated based on at least one data source associated with at least one of the individual and the location. A notification of the calculated hazard risk score is caused to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Jeremy Fox, Corville Allen, John Wilson
  • Patent number: 10883090
    Abstract: The invention is directed to p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes, nucleic acids encoding p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes, and inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase RNA; expression cassettes, plant cells, and plants that have or encode such nucleic acids and enzymes; and methods of making and using such nucleic acids, enzymes, expression cassettes, cells, and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: John Ralph, Steven D. Karlen, Rebecca Anne Smith, Brian Fox, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 10883089
    Abstract: The invention relates to feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes. The enzymes and/or the nucleic acids enable incorporation of monolignol ferulates into the lignin of plants. The monolignol ferulates include, for example, p-coumaryl ferulate, coniferyl ferulate, and/or sinapyl ferulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: John Ralph, Steven D. Karlen, Rebecca Anne Smith, Brian Fox, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 10877477
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle is configured to fly along a flight path and collect a substance at a specified geographic location. For example, the unmanned aerial vehicle may include a rail mount to which various attachments can be coupled. One such attachment may be a rail attachment coupled to a support that carries a canister. The canister may include a lid that allows substances to enter the canister, but that prevents substances from exiting the canister. The unmanned aerial vehicle can fly to the specified geographic location, descend or otherwise cause the canister to descend, and maintain a position for a period of time to allow a substance to enter the canister. The unmanned aerial vehicle can then return to the point of origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hana Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Fox, Michelle Caruana
  • Patent number: 10837720
    Abstract: Heat exchangers and methods for assembling a heat exchanger are described, such as for example a round tube heat exchanger, which may be a fin and tube heat exchanger, and which may be used for example in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) system and/or unit thereof. The heat exchanger includes aluminum tubes mechanically rolled into an aluminum tube support and the tubes are fluidically sealed with the tube support. The aluminum tube support including the aluminum tubes rolled therein is assembled to a fluid manifold configured to allow fluid flow through the heat exchanger and into and/or out of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: William Burgess Fox, Jacob Levi Gregg, Corey Michael Gilbertson, Sean Andrews Smith, Jeffery Carl Gill, Robert John Larrinaga
  • Patent number: 10829745
    Abstract: Enzymes for depolymerizing lignin. The enzymes include dehydrogenases, ?-etherases, and glutathione lyases. The dehydrogenases can comprise one or more or LigD, LigO, LigN, and LigL. The ?-etherases can comprise one or more of LigE, LigF, LigP, and BaeA. The glutathione lyases can comprise any one or more of LigG and a number of non-stereospecific, optionally recombinant glutathione lyases derived from Sphingobium sp. SYK-6, Novosphingobium aromaticivorans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus sanguinis, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and other microorganisms. The enzymes can be combined in compositions and/or used in methods of processing lignin or other aromatic compounds in vitro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Timothy James Donohue, Daniel Leo Gall, Wayne S. Kontur, Hoon Kim, John Ralph, Daniel R. Noguera, Brian Fox, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 10783181
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a user selection of an audio content item. Highlighted portion information associated with the audio content item is received. The highlighted portion information identifies one or more highlighted portions in the audio content item. A user interface is provided based on the highlighted portion information. The user interface comprises one or more highlight indicators. Each highlight indicator is associated with a respective highlighted portion of the one or more highlighted portions. Each highlight indicator is selectable by a user to select the associated highlighted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Parth Popatlal Detroja, Alexander John Fox, Haohuan Li
  • Publication number: 20200249745
    Abstract: An interface for displaying supplemental dynamic timeline content, such as in connection with the output of content is described. Upon reception of a selection of a selectable element associated with a supplemental content item in the content, an updated supplemental timeline indicating one or more time periods at which the supplemental content item is output in the primary content is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Zane Vella, Ole Lutjens, John Fox, Andrew Panfel, Edward Lee Elliott, Geoff Katz, Herve Utheza
  • Publication number: 20200239349
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating oil sands tailings streams at an elevated pH using lime are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the method comprises providing a tailings stream including 10-55% solids by total weight, increasing the pH of the tailings stream by combining the tailings stream with lime to produce a lime-tailings mixture having a pH of at least 11.0, and dewatering the lime-tailings mixture to produce a first stream having 10% or less solids by total weight and a second stream having 50% or more solids by total weight. The first stream can correspond to a release water stream, and the second stream can correspond to a cake. The lime slurry can include about 10% lime by total weight, and can comprise lime hydrate, quicklime, or a combination thereof. Dewatering the lime-tailings mixture can include routing the lime-tailings mixture to a centrifuge unit and/or a pressure or vacuum filtration unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael John Tate, Jared Ira Leikam, Jesse Wayne Fox, Nikolas Andrei Romaniuk
  • Publication number: 20200237626
    Abstract: There are presented topical formulations and methods of applying these formulations in therapeutically effective amounts directly to areas of the human skin to remediate and to counter effects that are commonly regarded as aging. The formulations address the effects on the skin of UV light, High Energy Visible (HEV) light, blue light, and Urban Dust as well as remediating fine lines and age-related localized melanin concentrations (“age spots”), improving the uniformity of skin tone (reduction in skin redness) and enhancing the brightness of the skin to provide a more youthful appearance. Skin treated with the formulations also exhibit a reduction in the depth and prominence of wrinkles, a marked reduction in harmful reactive oxygen species in the treated skin, and a reduction in lipid peroxidation caused by Urban Dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tatiana KELLY, Alisar Salah ZAHR, Rita Dixiana CABRERA, John KOCH, Theresa FOX, Nirmal SHAH
  • Patent number: 10716292
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle is configured to fly along a flight path and capture audio signals produced by animal species or emitted by collars coupled to animals. For example, the unmanned aerial vehicle may include a rail mount to which various attachments can be coupled. One such attachment may be a rail attachment coupled to a support that carries a microphone, a recording device, and/or a radio frequency (RF) transceiver. The microphone can capture audio signals and transmit the captured audio signals to the recording device for storage. The RF transceiver can receive signals emitted by collars and forward the signals to a remote receiver. A remote system can compare the captured audio signals with animal species audio signatures or expected data payloads to identify which animal species are present along the flight path and/or the location at which the animal species are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hana Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Fox, Michelle Caruana
  • Patent number: 10713777
    Abstract: A plant growth measurement and prediction system uses drone-captured images to measure the current growth of particular plant species and/or to predict future growth of the plant species. For example, the system instructs a drone to fly along a flight path and capture images of the land below. The captured images may include both thermographic images and high-resolution images. The system processes the images to create an orthomosaic image of the land, where each pixel in the orthomosaic image is associated with a brightness temperature. The system then uses plant species to brightness temperature mappings and the orthomosaic image to identify current plant growth. The system generates a diagnostic model using the orthomosaic image to then predict future plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hana Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Fox, Michelle Caruana
  • Publication number: 20200219372
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing hazard risk by one or more processors are described. A presence of an individual at a location is detected. A hazard risk score is calculated based on at least one data source associated with at least one of the individual and the location. A notification of the calculated hazard risk score is caused to be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar KWATRA, Jeremy FOX, Corville ALLEN, John WILSON
  • Publication number: 20200186859
    Abstract: Embodiments include processes for media object rendering, including the steps of providing a plurality of clients, the clients including a media client and the clients in communication with a synchronization client, the clients defining a synchronization group. The media clients include instructions for receiving media object content over a network from a content server, rendering the media object content, and random access to the media object content in response to synchronization client seek time instructions. The synchronization client includes instructions to calculate a relative lag and provide seek time instructions to the media clients for a media object being rendered, the relative lag being a running measurement of its offset relative to the synchronization server's clock. The synchronization client periodically queries the clock of a synchronization server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: John Gazzini, Justin Good, Jason Fox
  • Patent number: 10681761
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing data using a short-range wireless interconnection protocol for electronic devices includes a processor communicatively connected, using a communication bus, to a number of originator antennas, each of the number of originator antennas communicating with an originating device, a plurality of device antennas, communicatively connected to the communication bus, each of the plurality of device antennas communicating with a number of client devices, and a non-transitory storage medium. The non-transitory storage medium includes a receive module, a session identify module, and a send module. The receive module receives a data packet using one of the number of originator antennas. The session identify module identifies at least one communication session with at least one remote device associated with one of the plurality of device antennas. The send module sends the data packet to the at least one remote device associated with one of the plurality of device antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, John Robinson, Joe Fox
  • Patent number: D892851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Collins, Ben Johnson, Glen Davis, Alex Ivlev, John Fox, Juliano Godinho Varaschin de Moraes, Aditya Gorthi, Andy Law, Michaela Tedore
  • Patent number: D892852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Collins, Ben Johnson, Glen Davis, Alex Ivlev, John Fox, Juliano Godinho Varaschin de Moraes, Aditya Gorthi, Andy Law, Michaela Tedore
  • Patent number: D892853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Collins, Ben Johnson, Glen Davis, Alex Ivlev, John Fox, Juliano Godinho Varaschin de Moraes, Aditya Gorthi, Andy Law, Michaela Tedore
  • Patent number: D893538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Collins, Ben Johnson, Glen Davis, Alex Ivlev, John Fox, Juliano Godinho Varaschin de Moraes, Aditya Gorthi, Andy Law, Michaela Tedore