Patents by Inventor John Francis

John Francis 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: 11117087
    Abstract: The present technology is generally directed to systems and methods for removing mercury from emissions. More specifically, some embodiments are directed to systems and methods for removing mercury from exhaust gas in a flue gas desulfurization system. In one embodiment, a method of removing mercury from exhaust gas in a flue gas desulfurization system includes inletting the gas into a housing and conditioning an additive. In some embodiments, conditioning the additive comprises hydrating powder-activated carbon. The method further includes introducing the conditioned additive into the housing and capturing mercury from the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Ashley Nicole Seaton, Justin Leigh Prien, Jennifer Renee McLaren
  • Patent number: 11118779
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a speaker positioned at a first depth within a luminaire housing and capable of generating an audio output from a speaker diaphragm. The luminaire also includes a light source that generates a light output. Further, the luminaire includes a light guide assembly positioned at a second depth within the luminaire housing different from the first depth. The light guide assembly includes an acoustically transparent area positioned along a sound path from the speaker diaphragm, and the light guide assembly extracts the light output from the light source and directs the light output away from the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Jeffrey Spencer, Daniel Francis Posacki, Kyle Michael Bradd, Gregory Philip Frankiewicz, Feng Chen, John Glenn Serra, Darcie Renee Callison
  • Publication number: 20210276064
    Abstract: A bender configured to bend a workpiece in a bending operation and its method of use are provided. The bender includes a frame, a bending shoe assembly rotatably mounted on the frame, a control system and a driver in communication therewith, and a springback assembly in communication with the control system and configured to provide information to the control system regarding information on a bend affected to the workpiece. The bending shoe assembly includes a bending shoe into which the workpiece can be seated, and a gripping member mounted on the bending shoe and configured to grip the workpiece during the bending operation. The driver provides rotational force to the bending shoe assembly to rotate the bending shoe assembly relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Henry Alexander Fiorentini, Anthony J. Bussan, Andrew Francis Troy, SatishKumar SivaSankaran, Thomas M. Sticha, John Russell Fenske, Joshua Curtis Kerns
  • Publication number: 20210278079
    Abstract: Provided is a torch including a body having a first portion and a second portion angled relative to the first portion, a control knob at a top of the second portion for adjusting a flow of fuel through the torch, a trigger at a top of the first portion that is movable from an off position to an on position to at actuate an igniter, and a burn tube extending from an end of the second portion away from the first and second portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
  • Publication number: 20210272203
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficiently processing withholding payments for constructive dividends. A party that receives constructive dividend payments also has a corresponding short position in a withholding financial instrument. A clearing house computer system adjusts the value of a withholding financial instrument in response to receipt of constructive dividend payments. The clearing house computer system determines a variation margin amount for the short party and processes a variation margin payment from the short party to a withholding account through the variation margin settlement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Co, Timothy Francis McCourt, Thomas Patrick Rafferty, John Balaam Alexander Kerpel
  • Patent number: 11104857
    Abstract: A fuel composition for powering a combustion engine, the composition comprising: a liquid base fuel; and a (co)polymer obtainable by (co)polymerizing at least the following monomers: •at least one bicyclic (meth)acrylate ester •optionally at least one lower-alkyl (meth)acrylate, •optionally at least one aromatic vinyl monomer, and •optionally other ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Brewer, John Socrates Thomaides, John M. Morales, Qiwei He, Philip Nigel Threlfall-Holmes, Damien Christian Vadillo, Nicholas James Rounthwaite, Michael Timothy Philbin, Roger Francis Cracknell, Andrea Schuetze
  • Patent number: 11109133
    Abstract: Embodiments of a modular array microphone system are disclosed, which may include one or more industrial design, mechanical connectivity, and/or acoustic features, components, or aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory William Lantz, John Matthew Miller, Albert Francis McGovern, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210259845
    Abstract: A glenoid implant is provided and may include a body portion and a stem portion. The stem portion may extend from the body portion along a longitudinal axis. The body portion may include an articular side and a bone-engaging side opposite the articular side. At least a portion of the bone-engaging side may be disposed at a non-parallel angle relative to at least a peripheral edge of the articulation side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Francis Kovacs, John M. McDaniel, Nathan A. Winslow, Thomas M. Vanasse, Michael A. Wack
  • Patent number: 11102627
    Abstract: A service type symbol may be presented on a display of a communication device to indicate a type of service supported or unsupported on the communication device over a network to which the communication device is presently connected. The communication device may determine a value of a parameter, may determine, based at least in part on the value of the parameter, a service type symbol from a set of multiple different service type symbols to present on a display of the communication device, and may present the symbol on the display. Service type symbols might include, among others, a video symbol corresponding to a video streaming service, a voice symbol corresponding to a voice calling service, a basic data symbol corresponding to a basic data service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: John Humbert, Scott Francis Migaldi, Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 11098252
    Abstract: A coke oven can include an oven body, a foundation, and a plurality of beams separating the oven body from the foundation. A buckstay applies force to the oven body to maintain compression on the oven body during thermal cycling of the coke oven. The coke oven further comprises a spring-loaded compression device, which can include a restraining device, an anchor coupled to the restraining device, and a spring coupled to the restraining device. The anchor can be attached to one or more of the beams, the foundation of the oven, or to a similar compression device on an opposite side of the oven. The spring applies force between the restraining device and the one or more beams or foundation to compress the buckstay against the oven. The force applied by the spring can maintain structural stability of the coke oven over a plurality of thermal cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Wes Alderman, Milos Kaplarevic, Suresh Mehta, F. Robert Carroll, Chun Wai Choi
  • Patent number: 11093379
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for testing complex data processing systems. A transaction processing testing system may identify test scenarios used to test a software system or application, such as a data processing system, in a modified state. The test scenarios may be based on actual historical data, selected and prioritized using natural language terms, provided to the data processing system and the results of the processing thereof by the data processing system. The testing system may then compare the results of processing one or more particular test scenarios by a modified version of the data processing system against the results of processing the same scenario(s) by the version of the data processing system prior to being modified to determine whether or not there are defects in the modified version. The testing may account for any expected differences between the results due to the modification(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Health Care Service Corporation
    Inventors: Flavia Elia Pistone Duffy, John Francis Ashman
  • Publication number: 20210250059
    Abstract: An RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. In addition, a clock system can include an RF clocked device. The RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. The clock system can also include a client device operable to receive timing information from the RF clocked device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Gilbert Roden, III, John-Francis Mergen, Christopher Michael Wilder, David Brian Miller, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210240710
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to database query optimizers. In some embodiments, a query parser of a database system receives a query requesting data from a multi-tenant database. The query includes a first constraint that restricts a query optimizer's selection of a set of execution plans available to implement the query. The database system determines whether an override has been specified for a particular tenant associated with the received query, the override indicating that the first constraint is to be replaced with a second constraint for the particular tenant. In response to determining that the override has been specified for the particular tenant, the database system replaces the first constraint in the query with the second constraint and provides the query with the second constraint to the query optimizer for selection of an execution plan in accordance with the second constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Rama Krishna Korlapati, William J. McKenna, John Francis O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210236080
    Abstract: Systems and techniques that facilitate automated localization of large vessel occlusions are provided. In various embodiments, an input component can receive computed tomography angiogram (CTA) images of a patient's brain. In various embodiments, a localization component can determine, via a machine learning algorithm, a location of a large vessel occlusion (LVO) in the patient's brain based on the CTA images. In various instances, the location of the LVO can comprise a laterality and an occlusion site. In various aspects, the laterality can indicate a right side or a left side of the patient's brain, and the occlusion site can indicate an internal carotid artery (ICA), an M1 segment of a middle cerebral artery (MCA) or an M2 segment of an MCA. In various cases, a visualization component can generate and display to a user a three-dimensional maximum intensity projection (MIP) reconstruction of the patient's brain based on the CTA images to facilitate visual verification of the LVO by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Markus Daniel Herrmann, John Francis Kalafut, Bernardo Canedo Bizzo, Christopher P. Bridge, Michael Lev, Charles J. Lu, James Hillis
  • Patent number: 11071935
    Abstract: Systems and methods for particle leak detection generally include a separation or collection device configured to filter particulate from a stream and a detection device downstream of the separation or collection device. The detection device can be positioned to detect particulate that passes the separation or collection device and can include a probe configured to detect the solid particles. The particle leak detection systems can be configured to be disposed on moveable systems, such as moveable systems in coke oven operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Daniel C. Charles
  • Patent number: 11066713
    Abstract: A method of operating a top submerged lance furnace, and more particularly but not exclusively to a method of coating an end of a lance of a top submerged lance furnace with a slag layer, as well as a method of maintaining a uniform heat distribution about the periphery of the lance of the top submerged lance furnace. In terms of the method, the lance is caused to rotate, and a fluid is passed through the lance before it is inserted into the molten material bath inside the crucible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Tenova South Africa (Pty) Ltd
    Inventors: Brett John Francis, Hugo Joubert, Martin Lluis Bakker, Stanko Nikolic, Stephen Gwynn-Jones
  • Publication number: 20210215785
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a circuit having a power header configured to couple to a power supply and to provide an output voltage. A sense circuit is coupled to the power header to receive the output voltage, the sense circuit including a replica voltage circuit coupled to a replica power header circuit and a transistor, the replica voltage circuit being configured to provide a replicated output voltage in accordance with the output voltage, the replica power header circuit being configured to couple to the power supply and the replicated output voltage to generate a replica current, the transistor being configured to deliver the replica current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Miguel E. Perez, Michael Sperling, Michael Floyd, John Francis Bulzacchelli
  • Patent number: 11060032
    Abstract: The present technology, is generally directed to integrated control of coke ovens in a coke plant in order to optimize coking rate, product recovery, byproducts and/or unit lime consumption Optimization objectives are achieved through controlling certain variables (called control variables) by manipulating available handles (called manipulated variables) subject to constraints and system disturbances that affect the controlled variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Parthasarathy Kesavan, Jack Ziegler, Katie Russell, Mike Muhlbaier, Rakshak Khanna, Sharla Evatt, Milos Kaplarevic, Peter Chun
  • Patent number: 11062183
    Abstract: System and method of facilitating generation of 3D training content is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method may include classifying a 3D model to determine the one or more objects associated with the 3D model by implementing a machine learning model. The classification of the 3D model includes analysis of the 3D model and extraction of feature set for the one or more objects in the 3D model in order to determine a class and a tag for the one or more objects in the 3D model. The method may further include assigning the class and the tag to the one or more objects in the 3D model. The method may further include assigning one or more functionalities to the objects based on the at least one tag, and creating a 3D training content by using the objects assigned with the at least one tag and the one or more functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Aditi Dey, Raymond Dixon John Francis Regis
  • Patent number: 11053444
    Abstract: The present technology is generally directed to methods of increasing coal processing rates for coke ovens. In various embodiments, the present technology is applied to methods of coking relatively small coal charges over relatively short time periods, resulting in an increase in coal processing rate. In some embodiments, a coal charging system includes a charging head having opposing wings that extend outwardly and forwardly from the charging head, leaving an open pathway through which coal may be directed toward side edges of the coal bed. In other embodiments, an extrusion plate is positioned on a rearward face of the charging head and oriented to engage and compress coal as the coal is charged along a length of the coking oven. In other embodiments, a false door system includes a false door that is vertically oriented to maximize an amount of coal being charged into the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Chun Wai Choi, Parthasarathy Kesavan, Katharine E. Russell, Khambath Vichitvongsa, Jeffrey Scott Brombolich, Richard Alan Mrozowicz, Edward A. Glass