Patents by Inventor John Grant

John Grant 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: 20190256413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate comprising an ion-implanted layer, for example a cation, wherein the ion implanted layer has a substantially uniform distribution of the implanted ions at a significantly greater depth than previously possible, to a well-defined and sharp boundary within the substrate. The invention further comprises said substrate wherein the substrate is a silicon based substrate, such as glass. The invention also comprises the use of said material as a waveguide and the use of said material in measurement devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Gin Jose, Toney Teddy Fernandez, Peter John Grant, Animesh Jha, Sikha Saha, David Paul Steenson
  • Publication number: 20190256987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the extraction of lithium from liquid resources, such as natural and synthetic brines, leachate solutions from clays and minerals, and recycled products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: David Henry SNYDACKER, Alexander John GRANT, Ryan Ali ZARKESH
  • Publication number: 20190254966
    Abstract: The invention provides gastric residence systems with specifically tailored architectures and methods for making such systems. The components of the gastric residence systems can be manufactured by three-dimensional printing or by co-extrusion. The ability to construct precise architectures for the systems provides excellent control over drug release, in vivo stability, and residence time of the systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew BELLINGER, Rosemary KANASTY, Tyler GRANT, Nupura BHISE, Robert DEBENEDICTIS, Jung YANG, Stephen ZALE, John KLIER
  • Patent number: 10385761
    Abstract: An automated flushing system includes a base having a flow inlet, flow outlets and a flow manifold, the system also including solenoid valves and a pressure switch mounted upon the manifold. The flow manifold includes a main flow channel connected to the flow inlet, and auxiliary flow channels interconnecting the main flow channel with respective ones of the flow outlets so as to provide flow communication in parallel to the flow outlets from the main flow channel. Each solenoid valve extends into a respective auxiliary flow channel and is actuatable between an activated status and a deactivated status to allow and block flow communication of liquid through the respective auxiliary flow channels to a flow outlet. The pressure switch in flow communication with the flow inlet is configured to sense that the pressure of liquid entering the flow inlet is above a preset minimum before initiation of automated flushing system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Joseph Napurano, Daniel Grant Bigelow
  • Patent number: 10382833
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to distribute targeted assets to a plurality of media devices. An exemplary embodiment generates an asset file defined by an asset file time period, wherein target assets are selected for saving into the asset file when the intended initial presentation time of a target asset falls within the asset file time period of the asset file that is being generated. Then, the asset file is communicated to a plurality of media devices at a time in advance of the intended initial presentation times of a target asset of the asset file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: John Grant
  • Patent number: 10375989
    Abstract: A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear end faces; an aerosol-forming substrate having opposed front and rear end faces, wherein the front end face of the aerosol-forming substrate is downstream of the rear end face of the combustible heat source; and a non-combustible holder configured to hold the combustible heat source. The holder includes a barrier between the rear end face of the combustible heat source and the front end face of the aerosol-forming substrate, and a plurality of first retention fingers connected to the barrier. The first retention fingers extend from the barrier along the exterior of the combustible heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Carolina Borges de Couraca, Christopher John Grant
  • Publication number: 20190236576
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are transaction completions methods and systems. The systems and methods may include receiving, at a computing device comprising a processor, shopper information associated with a shopper; printing a team member receipt and a customer receipt. The team member receipt and the customer receipt each may include a matching code. The systems and methods may further include receiving product information for a plurality of products the shopper wishes to purchase and printing a transaction receipt listing the plurality of products the shopper purchased. The team member receipt may be matched with the customer receipt via the matching code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Grant Gibson, John William Crawford
  • Publication number: 20190228422
    Abstract: An interactive algorithm and sequential methodology dynamically that pulls numerous organic data sets from online social, search, sentiment and paid media sources against a weighted formulation to determine with statistical significance a brand's market performance and characterization defined as a “Brand Attraction Score” in real time against key competitors. Consumer and media behaviors are measured using billions of data signals from multiple API sources distributed downstream through a series of influence (I) and exposure (E) weighted formulations to a master algorithm to determine the net performance and attraction scores and ranking. These statistical sets are then conformed into a series of scores and rankings in a predetermined competitive set in an Exposure to Attraction coordinate system, thereby allowing a Brand to easily visualize their comparative Attraction among their competitor brands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: MASS MINORITY INC.
    Inventors: Brett William Mathew CHANNER, Esme ROTTSCHAFER, Jeremy Grant CHRYSTMAN, Wee (Jerry) Khang TEO, John Liam Sproule TENGELIS
  • Patent number: 10359736
    Abstract: A method for producing holograms with a multiplicity of holographic prescriptions from a single master is provided. A multiplicity of holographic substrates each having a first hologram is stacked on a second holographic recording medium substrate. The first hologram is designed to diffract light from a first direction into a second direction. When expose to illumination from the first direction zero order and diffracted light from each first hologram interfere in the second holographic recording medium substrate forming a second hologram. The second hologram is then copied into a third holographic recording medium substrate to provide the final copy hologram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DigiLens Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo Popovich, Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant
  • Patent number: 10357066
    Abstract: System and method for apparel identification using a scannable code. In one embodiment, the method comprises: receiving a purchase order comprising information relating to a unique identity of the apparel; printing a machine-readable code including the information relating to the unique identity onto a tag; disposing an electronic apparatus on the apparel during manufacture; attaching the tag onto a portion of the apparel during the manufacture; performing tests to the functionality of the electronic apparatus; scanning the machine-readable code of the tag during the manufacture; transmitting the information relating to the unique identity to the electronic apparatus; and providing the apparel having the information relating to the unique identity stored at the electronic apparatus to a user based on the purchase order. In one variant, the apparel comprises a shoe and the electronic apparatus comprises a movement sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin, Daniel Sargeant, F. Grant Kovach, Gamir Shrestha
  • Publication number: 20190222027
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a hybrid energy system that includes a gas-turbine generator (GTG), an energy storage device configured to store energy that is coupled to an inverter, with the GTG and energy storage device coupled to a low side of a step-up transformer, and methods of operating such hybrid energy systems to meet power output contract requirements or provide power for industrial power applications that exhibit load swings. Some methods of operation include controlling power output from and charging of the storage device so as to satisfy a contract schedule of electric power output. Some methods of operation include discharging a portion of stored energy of the energy storage device to satisfy swing loads of the industrial application and charging the energy storage device by the GTG between swing loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: John Grant MCDANIEL, Harold Edwin DITTMER
  • Publication number: 20190219822
    Abstract: An image generation device comprises: a spatial light modulator; a source of light; a beam deflector; an illumination waveguide and an image transport waveguide, each waveguide containing at least one switchable grating; and a coupler for directing scanned light into a first set of TIR paths in said illumination waveguide. A switchable grating in the illumination waveguide diffracts light onto said SLM, a switchable grating in said image transport waveguide diffracting image-modulated from the SLM into a waveguide path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: DigiLens Inc., Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo Popovich, Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant
  • Patent number: 10354334
    Abstract: An insurance computing device is provided. The insurance computing device may include a processor and a memory. The processor may be programmed to receive a registration request from a vehicle computing device associated with a vehicle and/or a covered parking location (CPL) computing device associated with a covered parking location, generate a usage profile associated with at least one of the vehicle and the covered parking location, monitor the vehicle computing device and/or the CPL computing device for any requests to reserve an available parking spot of the covered parking location, update the usage profile, determine if an insurance policy associated with the vehicle and/or the covered parking location is eligible for insurance-related benefits based upon the usage profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Aaron Chan, Christina P. Mullen, Rosemarie Grant, John Nepomuceno, Cynthia L. Garretson
  • Patent number: 10354455
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing covered parking to vehicles is provided. The method may include transmitting a location identifier of a covered parking location and a communication address of a covered parking location (CPL) computing device to a vehicle computing device and/or an insurance computing device. The method may further include transmitting a signal to the vehicle computing device indicating a number of available parking spots of the covered parking location when the vehicle computing device contacts the CPL computing device, receiving a request from the vehicle computing device to reserve a parking spot of the covered parking location, determining whether to accept the request, and transmitting a response to the vehicle computing device. Accepting the request causes the CPL computing device to permit a vehicle associated with the vehicle computing device access to the covered parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Aaron Chan, Christina P. Mullen, Rosemarie Grant, John Nepomuceno, Cynthia L. Garretson
  • Publication number: 20190212699
    Abstract: Mastering systems and methods of fabricating waveguides and waveguide devices using such mastering systems are described. Mastering systems for fabricating holographic waveguides can include using a master to control the application of energy (e.g. a laser, light, or magnetic beam) onto a liquid crystal substrate to fabricate a holographic waveguide into the liquid crystal substrate. Mastering systems for fabricating holographic waveguides in accordance with embodiments of the invention can include a variety of features. These features include, but are not limited to: chirp for single input beam copy (near i.e. hybrid contact copy), dual chirped gratings (for input and output), zero order grating for transmittance control, alignment reference gratings, 3:1 construction, position adjustment tooling to enable rapid alignment, optimization of lens and window thickness for multiple RKVs simultaneously, and avoidance of other orders and crossover of the diffraction beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Waldern, Milan Momcilo Popovich, Alastair John Grant
  • Publication number: 20190212557
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating head-up displays (HUDs) using waveguides incorporating Bragg gratings in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are provided. The term HUD is typically utilized to describe a class of displays that incorporates a transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. HUDs can be incorporated in any of a variety of applications including (but not limited to) vehicular and near-eye applications, such as googles, eyewear, etc. HUDs that utilize planar waveguides that incorporate Bragg gratings in accordance with various embodiments of the invention can achieve significantly larger fields of view and have lower volumetric requirements than HUDs implemented using conventional optical components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Waldern, Milan Momcilo Popovich, Alastair John Grant
  • Publication number: 20190212588
    Abstract: Systems for the manufacturing of waveguide cells in accordance with various embodiments can be configured and implemented in many different ways. In many embodiments, various deposition mechanisms are used to deposit layer(s) of optical recording material onto a transparent substrate. A second transparent substrate can be provided, and the three layers can be laminated to form a waveguide cell. Suitable optical recording material can vary widely depending on the given application. In some embodiments, the optical recording material deposited has a similar composition throughout the layer. In a number of embodiments, the optical recording material spatially varies in composition, allowing for the formation of optical elements with varying characteristics. Regardless of the composition of the optical recording material, any method of placing or depositing the optical recording material onto a substrate can be utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Waldern, Ratson Morad, Alastair John Grant, Sihui He, Shibu Abraham, Milan Momcilo Popovich
  • Publication number: 20190212698
    Abstract: Holographic volume gratings in waveguide cells can be recorded using many different methods and systems in accordance with various embodiments of the invention. One embodiment includes a holographic recording system including at least one laser source configured to emit recording beams and a movable platform configured to move between a first position and a second position, wherein when the movable platform is in the first position, the at least one laser source is configured to emit a first set of one or more recording beams toward a first set of one or more stations and when the movable platform is in the second position, the at least one laser source is configured to emit a second set of one or more recording beams toward a second set of one or more stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant, Milan Momcilo Popovich, Ratson Morad, Sean Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 10339478
    Abstract: A networked system shares operational information (tasks, positions, times, etc.) between dissimilar operators performing dissimilar operations in a same marine field. The shared information include associations (linkages and conflicts) that allows each operator to optimize its operations and complete tasks in a more efficient manner. As part of this system, a planning tool having a graphical user interface can be used to visualize plans at an operator (and nearby operators). Changes made to plans by one operator are shared with other operators via the system and illustrated in the interface at the other operators, thereby allowing the other operators to make their own respective operational changes in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ION Geophysical Corporation
    Inventors: John Grant, Stuart Darling, Scott Cameron, Dave Gentle
  • Patent number: 10330777
    Abstract: A holographic waveguide LIDAR having a transmitter waveguide coupled to a beam deflector and a receiver waveguide coupled to a detector module. The transmitter waveguide contains an array of grating elements for diffracting a scanned laser beam into a predefined angular ranges. The receiver waveguide contains an array of grating elements for diffracting light reflected from external points within a predefined angular range towards the detector module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DigiLens Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo Popovich, Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant