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: 20180109108
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a hybrid energy system that includes a gas-turbine generator configured to provide a up to a full-load power output and an energy storage device configured to store energy, and methods of operating such hybrid energy systems. A hybrid energy system includes a gas turbine generator or combined cycle gas turbine generator system configured to provide up to a full-load power output and a storage device for storing electric energy. The hybrid energy system includes a generator step-up transformer, in which the turbine generator and the storage device are electrically co-located on a low side of the step-up transformer. Methods of operation include controlling power output from the storage device and/or the gas-turbine generator to function as a spinning reserve during scheduled and unscheduled grid power demands to achieve economic and environmental performance advantages, and maintaining a charge state in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Grant MCDANIEL, Harold Edwin DITTMER
  • Patent number: 9946293
    Abstract: Embodiments for a user input device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user input device comprises a body, an elongate directional control element having a first end projecting towards the body and a second end projecting away from the body and configured to be movable by a user, a magnet to hold the directional control element in one or more predetermined positions, and a sensor coupled to the body to detect a change in position of the directional control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Vasco Rubio, Eph John Evans, Bill Lawrence, Anthony John Grant, Gary Strowe
  • Patent number: 9936730
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for manufacturing multi-component segments for smoking articles, each having a removable wrap. The method includes feeding a stream of heat sources and aerosol-forming substrates along a moving delivery path; compacting into groups at least one heat source and an aerosol-forming substrate, each group corresponding to at least one multi-segment component, each multi-segment component having a first end adjacent the heat source and a second end adjacent the aerosol-forming substrate; wrapping the heat sources and aerosol-forming substrates in a web of material, said web having spaced apart lines of weakness; aligning each line of weakness proximate to a respective heat source; and cutting said web at a position proximate to the first end of the at least one multi-segment component, wherein at least a portion of said web forms a removable wrap being removable by breaking the wrapper at the respective line of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Carraro, Alexis Louvet, Oleg Mironov, Christopher John Grant
  • Patent number: 9933684
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus for displaying an image comprising: a first optical substrate comprising at least one waveguide layer configured to propagate light in a first direction, wherein the at least one waveguide layer of the first optical substrate comprises at least one grating lamina configured to extract the light from the first substrate along the first direction; and a second optical substrate comprising at least one waveguide layer configured to propagate the light in a second direction, wherein the at least one waveguide layer of the second optical substrate comprises at least one grating lamina configured to extract light from the second substrate along the second direction; wherein the at least one grating lamina of at least one of the first and second optical substrates comprises an SBG in a passive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: Rockwell Collins, Inc., SBG Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Brown, Alastair John Grant, Wyatt L. Hendrick, Milan Momcilo Popovich, James H. Stanley, Jonathan David Waldern
  • Publication number: 20180078798
    Abstract: A user-wearable device incorporates a respirator or breathing air filter in combination with an electronic system providing functionality to a wearing user. The functionality can include, for example, physiological data sensing, environmental data sensing, user input, user output, and communication network connectivity. The electronic system can be configured to communicate with an application executing on a user host device, such as a mobile phone, tablet or personal computer for transferring information gathered by the user-wearable device. The application executing on the user host device can be used to configure the user-wearable device. User host devices of multiple users can be configured to report gathered data to a data management system, which can aggregate and store data and perform analysis on the aggregated data. Various control arrangements may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Microsfere Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Judit FABIAN, Mark Appleton HILDESLEY, William Jack MACNEISH, III, William Edwin John GRANT, Edwin Egge Hendrik NIEMAN, Benjamin John STRUTT, Roberto BASILE, James BAKER
  • Publication number: 20180074352
    Abstract: A contact image sensor having a waveguiding structure for propagating light in a first direction including, in series, a first clad medium, a first core, a switchable grating clad, a second core, and a second clad medium sandwiched by transparent substrates, patterned parallel electrode elements orthogonally traversing the waveguides, a light source, a platen and a detector. Switchable grating regions overlapped by a first voltage-addressed electrode element diffract TIR light from the first core towards the platen. Switchable grating region overlapped by a second voltage-addressed electrode element diffract TIR light reflected from the platen into a TIR path within the second core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo POPOVICH, Jonathan David WALDERN, Alastair John GRANT
  • Publication number: 20180074265
    Abstract: An optical waveguide display comprises: a waveguide; a source of light modulated with temporally-varying angularly-distributed information; a fold grating providing a first beam expansion; an input coupler for directing light into total internal reflection paths in a first propagation direction: and an output grating for providing a second beam expansion and extracting light from the waveguide. The input light undergoes at least two diffractions within the fold grating, each diffraction directing light into a unique total internal reflection angular range along a second propagation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicants: DigiLens Inc., Rockwell Collins Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David WALDERN, Alastair John GRANT, Milan Momcilo POPOVICH, James H. STANLEY, Robert D. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20180059305
    Abstract: A waveguide apparatus has in combination: a light pipe with an optical axis for guiding light therethrough; a light coupling element in optical contact with an elongate portion of the reflecting surface of the light guide; and an optical waveguide in optical contact with the coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo POPOVICH, Jonathan David WALDERN, Alastair John GRANT
  • Patent number: 9877057
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and receiving addressable content may include an electronic device for receiving the content. The electronic device may receive a first data stream including targeting data criteria for a plurality of assets at the electronic device. The electronic device may determine a subset of the plurality of assets for storage on the electronic device. The electronic device may also receive a second data stream including the plurality of assets. The electronic device may identify each asset of the subset of the plurality of assets within the second data stream, and may store each asset of the subset of the plurality of assets at the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: John Grant
  • Publication number: 20180011324
    Abstract: A waveguide display having an input image generator providing image light projected over a field of view; a waveguide having first and second external surfaces; and at least one grating optically coupled to the waveguide for extracting light towards a viewer. The waveguide has a lateral refractive index variation between said external surfaces that prevents any ray propagated within the waveguide from optically interacting with at least one of the external surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo POPOVICH, Jonathan David WALDERN, Alastair John GRANT
  • Patent number: 9861878
    Abstract: An arrangement adapted to be used with conventional billiard tables for greater utilization, versatility and/or application of said tables, said arrangement including, a multiplicity of billiard tables located at a variety of separate locations, a means to register and allow for communication between a plurality of players, such that said players need not necessarily play upon the same table nor be located at the one location, said players intended to compete against other registered players, or approve upon personal individual skill level, a timer such that competition between players or improvement of personal standings of an individual is based upon timing of pocketing a set of balls or part thereof upon the respective billiard table by said, timer, a means for having time results of the or each player transferred to a central database wherein individual player's times and standings may then be acknowledged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas David Penna, Stephen John Grant
  • Publication number: 20180003805
    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: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo POPOVICH, Jonathan David WALDERN, Alastair John GRANT
  • Patent number: 9855303
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are therapeutic compositions containing non-pathogenic, germination-competent bacterial spores, for the prevention, control, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, disorders and conditions and for general nutritional health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory McKenzie, Mary-Jane Lombardo McKenzie, David N. Cook, Marin Vulic, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Brian Goodman, John Grant Aunins, Matthew R. Henn, David Arthur Berry, Jonathan Winkler
  • Publication number: 20170351540
    Abstract: The described technology provides a system and method for sequential execution of one or more operation segments in an asynchronous event driven architecture. One or more operation segments may be associated and grouped into an activity of operation segments. The operation segments of an activity may be sequentially executed based on a queue structure of references to operation segments stored in a context memory associated with the activity. Any initiated operation segment may be placed on the queue structure upon completion of an associated I/O action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Chen Fu, John Grant Bennett
  • Patent number: 9823423
    Abstract: An optical waveguide comprises at least two TIR surface and contains a grating. Input TIR light with a first angular range along a first propagation direction undergoes at least two diffractions at the grating. Each diffraction directs light into a unique TIR angular range along a second propagation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: DIGILENS INC., ROCKWELL COLLINS INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant, Milan Momcilo Popovich, James H. Stanley, Robert D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170331298
    Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods of operating a hybrid energy system that includes a gas-turbine generator configured to provide a full-load power output and a storage device configured to store energy. The hybrid energy system includes a generator step-up transformer, wherein the gas-turbine generator and the storage device are electrically co-located on a low side of the generator step-up transformer. Methods of operation include controlling power output from the storage device and/or the gas-turbine generator during scheduled and unscheduled grid power demands to achieve economic and environmental performance advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: John Grant MCDANIEL, Harold Edwin DITTMER
  • Patent number: 9801412
    Abstract: A smoking article is formed from two component parts. These parts are a rod comprising an aerosol-forming substrate and a removable cap. The removable cap can be coupled to the rod in two configurations. In a first configuration, the removable cap is coupled to a first end of the rod and a heat source located at or near a second end of the rod heats the aerosol-forming substrate to generate an inhalable aerosol. In a second configuration, the removable cap is coupled to the second end of the rod and at least substantially covers the heat source. The smoking article is arranged in the second configuration for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Christopher John Grant
  • Patent number: 9804389
    Abstract: An eye tracker having a waveguide for propagating illumination light towards an eye and propagating image light reflected from at least one surface of an eye, a light source optically coupled to the waveguide, and a detector optically coupled to the waveguide. Disposed in the waveguide is at least one grating lamina for deflecting the illumination light towards the eye along a first waveguide path and deflecting the image light towards the detector along a second waveguide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DIGILENS, INC.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo Popovich, Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant
  • Publication number: 20170297958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate comprising an ion-implanted layer, for example a cation, wherein the ion implanted layer has a uniform distribution of the implanted ions at a significantly greater depth than previously possible. 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, 2013
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Gin Jose, Toney Teddy Fernandez, Peter John Grant, Animesh Jha, Sikha Saha, David Paul Steenson
  • Publication number: 20170276940
    Abstract: An image generation device having: 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 the SLM, a switchable grating in the image transport waveguide diffracting image-modulated from the SLM into a waveguide path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicants: DigiLens, Inc., Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo POPOVICH, Jonathan David WALDERN, Alastair John GRANT