Patents by Inventor John Frank

John Frank 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: 20190247340
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating a patient suffering from apoptosis of tissue comprising administering to that subject a therapeutically effective amount of one or more ketogenic compounds such that a physiological ketosis is produced sufficient to arrest said apoptosis. Preferably the apoptosis is of cerebral tissue such as that associated with acute intractible seizures, particularly with status epilepticus. The method is also applicable to apoptosis associated with administration of topic stuimuli for treatment of cancer, that produced by viral infections, autoimmune diseases or Aquired Immuno Defficiency Syndrome. The ketosis produced is a state in which levels of one or both of acetoacetate and (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate concentrations in the mood of the subject such that their total concentration in the blood is elevated above the normal fed levels to between 0.1 and 30 mM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, John David Heal, Elizabeth Jagger
  • Patent number: 10373136
    Abstract: An image of a check may be presented for payment in a banking system in place of the physical paper check. The check to be deposited can be collected from a depositor using a scanner. A web site, accessed through a depositor's web browser, can be used to drive the process of collecting the check, but in some contexts (e.g., in less popular computing environments, such as those that do not run the most popular operating systems), it is economically infeasible to obtain the certificates that would be used to allow a program executing in the web browser to control the scanner. Thus, a depositor can be instructed to capture and upload images of the check in the form of files, where the image files are then presented for payment through a banking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Jeff Pollack, Michael Frank Morris, Bharat Prasad, Frank Kyle Major, John Weatherman Brady, Ralph Paige Mawyer, Jr., Clint James Reynolds, Kairav Mahesh Shah
  • Patent number: 10364049
    Abstract: A system for supporting maintenance of an aircraft is provided. The system includes a plurality of database importers. The database importers import a plurality of datasets from a plurality of data sources to a database with a composite dataset including data of the plurality of datasets. The system also includes a database-management system (DBMS) to manage the database. The system further includes a client application coupled to the DBMS. The client application receives a user request for a demand for replacement aircraft parts for maintenance during an in-service lifecycle of the aircraft. In response to the user request, the client application predicts and thereby produces a prediction of the demand based on the data retrieved from the composite dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Floyd, Brent Louis Hadley, Robert James Martin, John Timothy McCarty, Patrick J. Eames
  • Publication number: 20190225474
    Abstract: A container filling valve may include a shuttle and a drive sleeve that are magnetically coupled. Movement of the drive sleeve may move the shuttle from a position in which the filling valve is closed to a position in which the filling valve is open. A container handling arm may include a distal end configured to hold a container and a proximal end that includes a load cell. A low flow setpoint system may be configured to arrest closing of a filling valve when that filling valve is partially closed. A pressure control system may be configured to maintain a desired pressure in a reservoir or in a flow path from that reservoir. A product recirculation system may be configured to adjust flow rate in the product recirculation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: John A. EATON, David William MARTIN, David Jay WARBURTON, Nathan John COLEMAN, Samuel Frank FELLER, Thomas John EVANS, Jason Karl SORGE, Randy A. STRAUB
  • Publication number: 20190203378
    Abstract: Methods for removing a melt of silicon from a crucible used in a silicon ingot growth process and associated wick assemblies are disclosed. The wick is made of porous carbon that ignites upon reaching an ignition temperature causing relatively rapid and relatively large volume take-up of silicon from the crucible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bayard K. Johnson, Henry Frank Erk, Steven Lee Garner, John Gibbons, Anthony Thomas Berhorst, Joseph C. Holzer, Benjamin Michael Meyer, Parthiv Daggolu, Arash Mehdizadeh Dehkordi, Shawn Wesley Hayes
  • Patent number: 10329940
    Abstract: A method to design a turbine including: estimating rates of thermal radial expansion for each of a stator and a rotor corresponding to a period of operation of the turbine; estimating a clearance between the rotor and the stator based on the rates of thermal radial expansion, and determining a mass or surface area of the stator or rotor based on the clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry G. Ballard, Jr., Douglas Frank Beadie, John David Memmer
  • Patent number: 10322444
    Abstract: An apparatus for rotating an inner stamped part with respect to an outer stamped part is provided. The inner stamped part is nested within an aperture formed within the outer stamped part. The apparatus includes a plurality of grippers that include at least a first gripper positioned at a first edge of the inner stamped part and a second gripper positioned at a second edge of the inner stamped part opposite to the first edge. The plurality of grippers is configured to grip the inner stamped part at the first edge and the second edge, respectively. The plurality of grippers is further configured to rotate the gripped inner stamped part about an axis of rotation. The axis of rotation intersects the first gripper and the second gripper. The plurality of grippers is also configured to open to release the inner stamped part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: William R. Moore, Emily Germann, Paul Adams Thompson, John Scott McQueen, Jeffrey Frank Teubl
  • Patent number: 10325073
    Abstract: The method and system determine and report measures of adherence of patients to prescription medication regimens based upon fill gaps in the prescription history of the patients. The measure of adherence may be the proportion of days covered by the medication. The method and system may receive or access information relating to a patient's medical history, including past prescription medication fills. Fills of both the prescription medication and other medications that may substitute for the prescription medication may be considered in determining patient adherence levels. Upon determining the patient's level of adherence, the system and method may generate a report including the adherence information and associated information, such as a home pharmacy location. The report may include an indication of whether new-to-therapy information should be presented to a patient based on patient adherence levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Susan C. Ewing, Kristi Rudkin, Marianna L. Vranicar, Michael Taitel, Jenny Jiang, Randy Wolf, John Mazzaferri, Koteswar Kothapalli, Robert Van Oost, Richard Frank
  • Publication number: 20190177008
    Abstract: A system for supporting maintenance of an aircraft is provided. The system includes a plurality of database importers. The database importers import a plurality of datasets from a plurality of data sources to a database with a composite dataset including data of the plurality of datasets. The system also includes a database-management system (DBMS) to manage the database. The system further includes a client application coupled to the DBMS. The client application receives a user request for a demand for replacement aircraft parts for maintenance during an in-service lifecycle of the aircraft. In response to the user request, the client application predicts and thereby produces a prediction of the demand based on the data retrieved from the composite dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Floyd, Brent Louis Hadley, Robert James Martin, John Timothy McCarty, Patrick J. Eames
  • Patent number: 10320018
    Abstract: A highly efficient combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) system is capable of providing 100% utilization of an energy generator used by the system by distributing thermal and electrical outputs of the energy generator to loads and/or other storage apparatuses. The CCHP system includes an energy generator, which can be a fuel cell and a waste heat recovery unit that assists in recovering thermal energy from the energy generator and returning it to the energy generator, and/or providing it to a thermal load, or a storage as needed or desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Combined Energies, LLC
    Inventors: Rhonda Lee Staudt, Donald Frank Rohr, John Anthony Vogel
  • Patent number: 10316515
    Abstract: A structural insulated sheathing including a rigid foam insulation board having a first face, a structural member having a second face, wherein the first face of the foam insulation board is laminated to the second face of the structural member over substantially 100% of the interface between the first face and the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: John Frank Budinscak, Jr., Matthew Daniel Gawryla
  • Patent number: 10309244
    Abstract: A shroud and shroud hanger are provided wherein at least the shroud is formed of ceramic matrix composite material. The shroud and hanger extend in a circumferential direction. A generally C-shaped clip extends radially to retain the hanger and shroud together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason David Shapiro, Roger Lee Doughty, Michael John Franks
  • Publication number: 20190150356
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing particulate material has a plurality of independently weighed hoppers from which particulate materials are metered into a common collector and distributed to the environment with a common venture air system. Metering devices associated with at least two of the hoppers may be oriented in a face-to-face configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Geof J. Gray, John Mark Averink, Bradley William Baker, Jesse Abram Dyck, Arie Frank Bulk
  • Patent number: 10294091
    Abstract: A container filling valve may include a shuttle and a drive sleeve that are magnetically coupled. Movement of the drive sleeve may move the shuttle from a position in which the filling valve is closed to a position in which the filling valve is open. A container handling arm may include a distal end configured to hold a container and a proximal end that includes a load cell. A low flow setpoint system may be configured to arrest closing of a filling valve when that filling valve is partially closed. A pressure control system may be configured to maintain a desired pressure in a reservoir or in a flow path from that reservoir. A product recirculation system may be configured to adjust flow rate in the product recirculation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Eaton, David William Martin, David Jay Warburton, Nathan John Coleman, Samuel Frank Feller, Thomas John Evans, Jason Karl Sorge, Randy A. Straub
  • Patent number: 10253497
    Abstract: A board with preformed seals. In an exemplary embodiment, a sealing material is applied to at least one edge of a board to form a preformed seal on that edge. The board is configured such that when the board is attached to a frame adjacent to a another board, at least a portion of the sealing material applied to the edge of the board seals against at least a portion of an edge another board. In one exemplary embodiment, the boards are configured to seal against edges of substantially identical boards. A plurality of the sheathing boards may be installed on a building frame to form a sheathing system that provides a moisture and/or gas barrier between and interior and exterior of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Clancy, John Frank Budinscak, Jr., Leandro John Burlingame
  • Patent number: 10196937
    Abstract: A composite duct panel assembly is provided. The composite duct panel assembly includes a composite duct panel having a curved cross-section in a circumferential direction and a width based on the panel including a portion of a circumference of an annular bypass duct. In one embodiment, at least two adjacent corners of the panel are greater than 90°. In one embodiment, the panel includes a circumferential flange along a circumferential edge and an axial flange along an axial edge, and the assembly further includes a corner bracket coupled to the panel, the circumferential flange, and the axial flange. The corner bracket includes a flange corner having an approximate 90° angle, the flange corner extending the axial flange and the circumferential flange to an intersection at a corner of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Wunsch, Michael John Franks, Danielle Marie Greenfield, Michael Stephens Bodey, Randall Maurice Prather
  • Publication number: 20190034415
    Abstract: A document processing system is configured to identify, for each accessed electronic document in a first set of multiple electronic documents, a set of identified multi-word phrases determined to be in ordered text information in the accessed electronic document, each multi-word phrase of the set of identified multi-word phrases including adjacent words in the ordered text information; and determine, for each accessed electronic document in the first set of multiple electronic documents, a selected document type from the first set of document types based at least on an analysis of the set of identified multi-word phrases with respect to multi-word-phrase characteristics identified by a first definition and associated with each document type in a first set of document types associated with a first document-set type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: John Frank WALSH
  • Patent number: 10143767
    Abstract: An appliance for delivering agent. The agent-delivery appliance includes an agent-releasing mechanism, an air-moving device that generates a flow of air moving from upstream to downstream, and at least one filter. The agent-releasing mechanism includes a chamber configured to release agent into the flow of air generated by the air-moving device. The chamber includes multiple openings, one of which is configured to provide air loaded with agent from the chamber to a first location within the flow of air generated by the air-moving device. At least one filter is located upstream from the first location within the flow of air generated by the air-moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: John Franks, Rich Thrush
  • Publication number: 20180334806
    Abstract: A board with preformed seals. In an exemplary embodiment, a sealing material is applied to at least one edge of a board to form a preformed seal on that edge. The board is configured such that when the board is attached to a frame adjacent to a another board, at least a portion of the sealing material applied to the edge of the board seals against at least a portion of an edge another board. In one exemplary embodiment, the boards are configured to seal against edges of substantially identical boards. A plurality of the sheathing boards may be installed on a building frame to form a sheathing system that provides a moisture and/or gas barrier between and interior and exterior of a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Clancy, John Frank Budinscak, JR., Leandro John Burlingame
  • Patent number: 10087633
    Abstract: A clip (61) for holding together an upper roof cladding sheet (29a) and a lower roof cladding sheet (29b) in an end to end, i.e. end lap, relationship on a roof. The clip is formed to fit over and lock onto a rib (31) of the lower cladding sheet and to retain the upper sheet on the clip. An elongate weather strip (57) is formed from a compressible material and includes a pan section (81) that can fill a gap between overlapping pans of the cladding sheets. The pan section includes an upper surface having a series of troughs (87) and ridges (89) along the length of the pan section that has the result of providing the pan section with a variable height along the length of the pan section. The ridges of the pan section compress when the upper roof cladding sheet is positioned on and engaged with the lower cladding sheet in an overlapping relationship with the pan section filling the gap between the cladding sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventors: John Frank Kralic, Rodney John Gallaty, Michael Celeban