Patents by Inventor John Hancock

John Hancock 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: 10605569
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device may include a laser rangefinder circuit including an emitter configured to direct a focused beam toward a view area and including one or more optical sensors configured to receive light including ambient light and reflections associated with the view area. The device may further include a processor coupled to the laser rangefinder and configured to determine an edge of an object within the view area based on measurements of the reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Talon Precision Optics LLC
    Inventor: John Hancock Lupher
  • Publication number: 20200043377
    Abstract: A time-temperature integrating (TTi) indicator label comprises an initiator reservoir and a target reservoir, said initiator reservoir containing a pH modification system and said target reservoir comprising a pH responsive indicator. The pH responsive indicator may be photo-initiated. There is also provided a time-temperature indicator label comprising first and second reservoirs separated by a hydrogel valve, said valve allowing passage of an acid from said first reservoir to said second reservoir when the hydrogel valve is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Intray Ltd
    Inventors: John Robinson, Stephen Wintersgill, Andy Hancock, Martin Peacock, Sarah Akbar, Brunella Maranesi
  • Publication number: 20200036273
    Abstract: A linear electromagnetic machine includes a stator, a translator, and a bearing system. The bearing system maintains alignment against lateral displacement of the translator relative to the stator, as the translator reciprocates axially. More particularly, the bearing system maintains a motor air gap between the stator and a magnetic section of the translator. The stator includes a plurality of stator teeth and windings, which form a plurality of phases. The stator teeth and windings are arranged using a hoop stack with spines to form a stator bore and define the motor air gap. The bearing system can include bearing housings that are configured to form a bearing interface with a surface of the translator. The bearing interface can include a contact bearing or a non-contact bearing, such as a gas bearing. Current is controlled in the phases to convert between electrical energy and kinetic energy of the translator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: John Lawler, John Powers, Scott Coakley, Alan Crapo, David DeGraaff, Christopher David Gadda, Andrew Hancock, Shannon Miller, Samuel Sherman, Matthew Svrcek, Kevin Walters
  • Patent number: 10513517
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) or a salt thereof: wherein R1 represents a five-membered aromatic heterocycle selected from a N- or a C-linked mono- or di-substituted pyrazole, an N- or a C-linked optionally mono- or di-substituted triazole or an N- or a C-linked optionally mono- or di-substituted imidazole, which five-membered aromatic heterocycle may be substituted by one or two of the groups selected from a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a fluorine atom, a hydroxymethyl group, a 2-hydroxypropan-2-yl group, a trifluoromethyl group, a difluoromethyl group or a fluoromethyl group, except that when R1 represents an N-linked mono- or di-substituted pyrazole, R1 does not represent 3,5-Dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl, 5-Methyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl, 5-Ethyl-3-methyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl, 3,5-Diethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl, 4-Fluoro-3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl, 3-Methyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl or 1H-pyrazol-1-yl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited
    Inventors: Niall Andrew Anderson, Ian Baxter Campbell, Matthew Howard James Campbell-Crawford, Ashley Paul Hancock, Seble Lemma, Simon John Fawcett MacDonald, John Martin Pritchard, Panayiotis Alexandrou Procopiou
  • Patent number: 10489882
    Abstract: File exploration is facilitated by enabling zoom with respect to a thumbnail based on an identified point of interest. More particularly, a scaled thumbnail of the same size as a thumbnail can be generated and presented based on an identified point of interest. In one instance, a scaled thumbnail can be generated automatically by repositioning an image based on a point of interest and applying a scaling factor to the image behind a fixed clipping mask of the same size as the thumbnail. Furthermore, navigation, among other things, is enabled to allow panning with respect to a scaled thumbnail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Milan, Wei Huang, John Hancock, Patrick Baumgartner, Drew Voegele
  • Patent number: 10480903
    Abstract: A method includes providing a visual representation of a targeting environment to a display of a rifle scope, where the visual representation includes a target and a reticle. The method further includes receiving a trigger pull signal at a processor coupled to the display, determining an impact location of a virtual shot in response to receiving the trigger pull signal, and dynamically adjusting the target within the visual representation in response to determining the impact location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TrackingPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hancock Lupher, John Francis McHale
  • Publication number: 20190311458
    Abstract: File exploration is facilitated by enabling zoom with respect to a thumbnail as a function of an identified point of interest. More particularly, a scaled thumbnail of the same size as a thumbnail can be presented as a function of an identified point of interest. Furthermore, navigation, among other things, is enabled to allow panning with respect to a scaled thumbnail, for instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph MILAN, Wei HUANG, John HANCOCK, Patrick BAUMGARTNER, Drew VOEGELE
  • Patent number: 10402042
    Abstract: For controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch includes a force sensor operatively coupled to a surface, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to: measure a force vector input by a user touch at the surface, the force vector including a magnitude and a direction, translate the magnitude into a cursor velocity, and control movements of a cursor based on the cursor velocity and the determined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Geary, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Wesley Abram Luttrell, Christopher Miles Osborne, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas John Sluchak, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10399083
    Abstract: A flow disrupter in a tube chamber of a tube assembly for homogenizing sample materials includes a flow-disrupting body that extends generally transversely into the tube chamber and divides the tube chamber into two sub-chambers. The flow-disrupting body includes at least one narrowed flow passageway through which the sample flows back and forth in both axially reciprocating directions as the tube assembly is vigorously shaken at high speeds faster and more reliably than what can be accomplished by hand shaking. And the flow-disrupting body includes at least two flow-interrupting surfaces facing generally in opposite axial directions and against which the sample impacts in each respective axially reciprocating direction as the tube assembly is vigorously shaken. In this way, the vigorous high-speed shaking of the tube assembly including the flow disrupter results in significant particle-size reduction of the sample by mechanical shear, fluid shear, cavitation, and/or pressure differentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Karl Jahn, Voya Vidakovic, John Hancock, Thomas Gray
  • Publication number: 20190243230
    Abstract: A rifle scope includes a housing configured to mount to a rifle. The rifle scope further includes a network transceiver within the housing and configured to communicate bi-directionally with at least one of a network and an electronic device configurable to communicate with to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TrackingPoint, inc.
    Inventors: John Hancock Lupher, John Francis McHale
  • Publication number: 20190223761
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for non-invasive assessment of lung inhomogeneity by accurate high temporal resolution measurement of respiratory gas flows at the mouth during steady state breathing and inert gas wash-in or wash-out and using these measurements to fit a mathematical model of the inhomogeneous lung. The model of the lung is based on modelling the lung as plural alveolar compartments each having an identical volume at functional residual capacity, but varying in its fractional share of total lung compliance, total pulmonary vascular conductance and total anatomical deadspace. A bivariate log-normal distribution of the lung compliance and pulmonary vascular conductance is used, together with a normal distribution of deadspace fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Alistair ROBBINS, Gus HANCOCK, Grant RITCHIE, James MOUNTAIN, David O'NEILL, Jonathan WHITELEY, Luca CIAFFONI, John COUPER
  • Patent number: 10337830
    Abstract: A firearm scope comprises an optical sensor to capture video data, a display, a transceiver configured to communicate data wirelessly through a communication channel, and a controller. The controller can be configured to provide a portion of the video data to the display, provide media content including the video data to the transceiver for wireless transmission, receive a signal from the communication channel in response to the wireless transmission, and selectively modify the portion of the video data to the display in response to receiving the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Talon Precision Optics, LLC
    Inventors: John Francis McHale, Jason Peter Schauble, John Hancock Lupher
  • Publication number: 20190142574
    Abstract: Medical implants comprising biocompatible materials and having surface features that may assist in biocompatibility upon implantation in the body are described. Methods for manufacturing such implants are also described. The manufacturing process may include applying a biocompatible material to a texturized surface of a mold. The implants may include various features to assist their positioning, fixation, and/or identification during and/or after implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Juan José Chacón QUIRÓS, Roberto DE MEZERVILLE, John HANCOCK, Salvador DADA, Nathalia ARAUJO, Josue CASCANTE, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI
  • Publication number: 20190134350
    Abstract: Vascular access devices and methods of their use are provided. In one embodiment, a vascular access device includes a catheter (112) and at least one deployable wire (134). The catheter includes a primary lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the catheter. The at least one deployable wire is secured to the catheter and configured to move relative to the catheter between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: L. Van Thomas CRISCO, Ashley B. HANCOCK, Charles Bruce MOOMEY, Brian Patrick WALSH, Paul John GRATA, Donald A. RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20190135416
    Abstract: A landing gear is disclosed having a main strut being connected to a first attachment point located on the aircraft. The landing gear includes an inboard sidestay and outboard sidestays. The inboard sidestay has a first end connected to the main strut for movement along the main strut and is connected at a second end to a second attachment point located on the aircraft. The outboard sidestay has a first end connected to the main strut for movement along the main strut and is connected at a second end to a third attachment point located on the aircraft. When the landing gear is in a deployed configuration, the connection between the first end of each of the inboard and outboard sidestays and the main strut allows for movement of each first end along at least a portion of the length of the main strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: John WOOLCOCK, Nicholas HANCOCK
  • Publication number: 20190125401
    Abstract: A medical device may include a shaft extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft may include a lumen therein. The medical device may include a handle coupled to the proximal end of the shaft and may include a mode selector. The mode selector may be adapted to transition between a first mode and a second mode of the medical device. The medical device may further include a compressed fluid source. In the first mode, the compressed fluid source may be fluidly coupled with the shaft so as to impart a negative pressure in at least a portion of the lumen. In the second mode, the compressed fluid source may be fluidly coupled with the shaft so as to impart a positive pressure in the at least a portion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Establlishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Jose CHACON QUIROS, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI, Roberto DE MEZERVILLE, John HANCOCK, Nathalia ARAUJO, Matthew SOLAR, Nicholas LEWIN
  • Publication number: 20180347949
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device may include a laser rangefinder circuit including an emitter configured to direct a focused beam toward a view area and including one or more optical sensors configured to receive light including ambient light and reflections associated with the view area. The device may further include a processor coupled to the laser rangefinder and configured to determine an edge of an object within the view area based on measurements of the reflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: TrackingPoint, Inc.
    Inventor: John Hancock Lupher
  • Patent number: 10118176
    Abstract: A tube holder for mounting a sample-tube assembly to a homogenizing device includes at least one clamp, at least one retainer, and a mount. The mount couples the tube holder to the homogenizing device. Each clamp defines a tube channel and a transverse ledge surface, with the tube channel having a lateral opening through which a tube of the tube assembly can be easily inserted and removed for example with one hand. And each retainer defines a retaining surface that extends over the respective tube channel and opposes the respective ledge surface to cooperatively form a receptacle that receives/retains a cap of the tube assembly against axial tube motion during homogenization. In some embodiments, multiple retaining surfaces are included for retaining different types of tube assemblies, multiple clamps and retainers are included for holding multiple tube assemblies simultaneously, and/or ejection mechanisms are included for ease of ejecting the tube assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Omni International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gray, John Hancock, Spencer Smith, Voya Vidakovic
  • Patent number: 10118142
    Abstract: A processing plate assembly for mounting to a homogenizer and for holding tubes containing samples to be homogenized. The processing plate assembly includes a mounting structure and one or plural tube holders. The mounting structure removably or permanently mounts to the homogenizer and can be provided by for example a flat plate-like mounting structure. The tube holders are attached to the mounting structure and hold the tubes in generally tangential use positions with a centroid of each tube positioned along a longitudinal axis of the tube and axially offset from a radius line of the processing plate that is perpendicular to the tube axis. In this way, the homogenizer imparts sinusoidal swashing forces on the tubes that urge the tubes forward into securement in their tube holders and that produces improved homogenization in the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Omni International, Inc.
    Inventors: Voya Vidakovic, Thomas Gray, John Hancock, Spencer Smith, Alan Vaughn
  • Patent number: PP30800
    Abstract: ‘LEP01’ is a distinctive cultivar of Lepidosperma gladiatum which is characterized by a short plant height, dense foliage and fine-texture foliage. The new variety propagates successfully by division and tissue culture and has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: David John Hancock