Patents by Inventor John Hines

John Hines 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: 20190253669
    Abstract: A hand hygiene compliance benchmark is determined for a target institution based on observations of hand hygiene opportunities in a studied institution and relationships between the number of observed hand hygiene opportunities and characteristics of the studied institution. The benchmark for the target institution is determined based on target institution characteristics and the relationships between institution characteristics and observed hand hygiene opportunities of the studied institution. The benchmark for the target institution may be adjusted based on direct observation of hand hygiene opportunities in the target institution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Alper, John Hines, Dean Philip Limbert
  • Patent number: 10366017
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes: a host controller offload capability detector to determine that a media stream offload capability is available in the peripheral interface host controller; a media stream offload arbiter to send a media stream offload request to a media processor manager based on the media stream offload capability and based on a peripheral device being connected to the peripheral interface host controller; and an endpoint mapper to generate an endpoint table entry corresponding to the peripheral device, the endpoint table entry to assign a first communication interface of the peripheral interface host controller to transfer a media stream corresponding to the peripheral device between the media processor and the peripheral interface host controller without the media stream being routed to an application processor that is in circuit with the peripheral interface host controller and in circuit with the media processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Darren Abramson, David Hines, Alberto Martinez, Adeel Aslam, John Howard, Shanthanand R. Kutuva, Karthi R. Vadivelu, Kar Leong Wong, Satheesh Chellappan
  • Publication number: 20190218995
    Abstract: An engine component includes stratified metal layers. The stratified metal layers form walls of a cylinder head having internal cavities defining a cooling jacket configured to direct coolant within and through the walls. The stratified metal layers also form a lattice disposed within and spanning between opposing surfaces of the cooling jacket configured to promote heat transfer between the stratified metal layers and coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Fabian GADAU, Mark Michael MADIN, Joy Hines FORSMARK, Lloyd E. STANLEY, John CORNELL
  • Patent number: 10277868
    Abstract: A hand hygiene compliance benchmark is determined for a target institution based on observations of hand hygiene opportunities in a studied institution and relationships between the number of observed hand hygiene opportunities and characteristics of the studied institution. The benchmark for the target institution is determined based on target institution characteristics and the relationships between institution characteristics and observed hand hygiene opportunities of the studied institution. The benchmark for the target institution may be adjusted based on direct observation of hand hygiene opportunities in the target institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DEB IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Alper, John Hines, Dean Philip Limbert
  • Publication number: 20180339895
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser filling hose for use in filling a liquid dispenser with liquid from a liquid reservoir via a pump, comprising: a distal coupler for coupling the filling hose to the liquid dispenser; and a controller arranged to control the pump. The liquid dispenser may be filled using a method comprising: providing a liquid reservoir, a pump and a controller arranged to control the pump, and a filling hose having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the filling hose being coupled to the liquid reservoir; coupling the distal end of the filling hose via a distal coupler to the liquid dispenser; and transferring liquid from the liquid reservoir via the filling hose to an airless liquid container forming part of the liquid dispenser. A system for filling a liquid dispenser, comprising: the liquid filling hose; and a liquid reservoir and/or liquid supply station is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: DEB IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Dean Limbert, Jack Kidd, Chris Lang, David Creaghan, John Hines
  • Publication number: 20180126708
    Abstract: A process for the production of a polymeric article directed to (a) forming a ply having successive layers, namely, (i) a first layer made up of strands of an oriented polymer material; (ii) a second layer of a polymeric material; (iii) a third layer made up of strands of an oriented polymeric material, wherein the second layer has a lower peak melting temperature that of the first and third layers; (b) subjecting the ply to conditions of time, temperature, and pressure sufficient to melt a proportion of the firsts layer to melt the second layer entirely, and to melt a proportion of the third layer, and to compact the ply; and (c) cooling the compacted ply. The resultant articles have good mechanical properties yet may be made at a lower compaction temperature than articles not employing the second layer, leading to a more controllable manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Propex Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ian MacMillan Ward, Peter John Hine, Keith Norris
  • Patent number: 9873239
    Abstract: A process for the production of a polymeric article directed to (a) forming a ply having successive layers, namely, (i) a first layer made up of strands of an oriented polymer material; (ii) a second layer of a polymeric material; (iii) a third layer made up of strands of an oriented polymeric material, wherein the second layer has a lower peak melting temperature that of the first and third layers; (b) subjecting the ply to conditions of time, temperature, and pressure sufficient to melt a proportion of the firsts layer to melt the second layer entirely, and to melt a proportion of the third layer, and to compact the ply; and (c) cooling the compacted ply. The resultant articles have good mechanical properties yet may be made at a lower compaction temperature than articles not employing the second layer, leading to a more controllable manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Propex Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ian MacMillan Ward, Peter John Hine, Keith Norris
  • Publication number: 20170358149
    Abstract: A system for reducing occupational dermatitis at a work place the system comprising at a facility: one or more dispensers configured to dispense a pre-work hand product; one or more dispensers configured to dispense a washing or cleansing product; one or more dispensers configured to dispense a conditioning product; one or more dispensers configured to dispense a post-work product; a dispenser usage monitoring system; each of said plurality of dispensers in communication with the dispenser usage compliance system and configured to provide a signal to the dispenser usage monitoring system, indicative of usage of the dispenser, wherein the dispenser usage monitoring system is configured to determine usage of the plurality of the dispensers against a skin care regime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: John Hines, Dean Limbert
  • Patent number: 9549419
    Abstract: An Automatic Location Identifier (ALI) trigger mechanism can include a data tap configured to detect an ALI location request for an emergency services call. The data tap can also be configured to output a trigger signal in response to detecting the ALI location request. The ALI trigger mechanism can also include a metadata router configured to receive the trigger signal and output an enhanced caller information request to a metadata server in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Stuart Marshall, Gordon John Hines, Victor Burton, Thomas Woodrow Nesmith, Todd Poremba
  • Patent number: 9521538
    Abstract: A practical inter-carrier roaming solution by way of a roaming location protocol (RLP) router that provides consistent location support across heterogeneous wireless network standards. The RLP router maintains connectivity to each location server in a roaming ecosystem, alleviating the need for an expensive and impractical mesh network of location servers. When a home location server (H-LS) determines it cannot locate a subscriber device because the subscriber device is roaming, the H-LS sends an RLP request to the RLP router. The RLP router then routes the RLP request to a serving location server (S-LS), which subsequently returns location information for the roaming subscriber device. The RLP router maintains mobile switching center ID (MSCID) to location based services (LBS) mappings for routing RLP requests. The RLP router may also maintain rough MSC-level positioning data for each MSCID to enable the RLP router to resolve certain location fixes without utilizing an S-LS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon John Hines, Paul Thompson, Kambiz Ghozati, Lynne Seitz, Joseph Hannan
  • Publication number: 20160360357
    Abstract: A method and mechanism to allow a location server to initiate a user plane location service (e.g., SUPL defined by OMA) procedure to a user plane enabled device via Instant Messaging, or alternatively, via an existing SIP session if a multimedia session is already established. The location request is signaled to the user plane enabled device via a SIP INFO message. The location request uses SIP messaging to overcome firewall and other network security issues. Location using SUPL over SIP may be provided about a caller making an E911 emergency call. An Instant Message may be sent to the user plane enabled device, e.g., a VoIP wireless phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: YINJUN ZHU, GORDON JOHN HINES, ROGER MARSHALL, FEI YANG, VICTOR BURTON
  • Patent number: 9514368
    Abstract: An analysis master control can be configured to derive contextual information of visual media that includes extracted information and extrapolated information. The analysis master control can receive the extracted information characterizing visual media from a recognizer. An information finder can be configured to query a plurality of information sources for information based on the extracted information. The analysis master control can also be configured to match information received from the information sources with the extracted information to form the extrapolated information that characterizes the visual media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance D. Pitt, Gordon John Hines
  • Publication number: 20160330321
    Abstract: A technique and apparatus to allow a determination of an MSAG-valid address by use of normalized house numbers included in address entries in an MSAG Address data store, to facilitate the simple match of an input civic/postal address against entries in a MSAG data store based on the use of a normalization of the house numbers. The house number normalization allows for an easy lexicographical determination as to whether or not the input civic/postal house number falls with the range of house numbers in the MSAG data store. The inventive process and apparatus pre-stores normalized house number fields in an MSAG address data store, and then normalizes house numbers in a civic/postal address associated with an emergency call. The normalized numbers in the input civic/postal address associated with the emergency call are then lexicographically matched with normalized entries in an MSAG address data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: GERHARD GELDENBOTT, GORDON JOHN HINES, JEFFREY THOMAS MARTIN, ABE BACKUS
  • Publication number: 20160316449
    Abstract: A location verifier can be configured to receive a location report of a target mobile device, wherein the location report includes data characterizing a location for the target mobile device. The location verifier can also be configured to receive a list of mobile devices that are within a predefined proximity of the target mobile device. The location verifier can further be configured to interrogate each mobile device in the list of mobile devices for a list of detected devices. Each device in the list of detected devices can be detected through peer-to-peer communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: LANCE D. PITT, GORDON JOHN HINES
  • Patent number: 9479897
    Abstract: A WiFi Access Point (AP) controller with location capabilities (e.g., an MSE) provides location to a SUPL location server platform (SLP), for response to a network location request. WiFi AP controllers are enabled to communicate with the SLP. WiFi location measurements are transferred via SUPL to the SUPL location server. An AP to WiFi AP controller mapping database provides an association of a WiFi AP controller list to the access points (AP) they manage. The AP to WiFi controller mapping database, together with SUPL messaging between a SUPL location server and the AP controllers, provides WiFi-determined precise location across networks from the SLP. A specific MSE is identified by the AP to WiFi controller mapping database, and queried, by the SLP for WiFi based positioning of mobile devices. In other embodiments a plurality of MSE's are identified, and queried, and a WiFi location is received from at least one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Thompson, Gordon John Hines
  • Publication number: 20160303835
    Abstract: A process for the production of a polymeric article directed to (a) forming a ply having successive layers, namely, (i) a first layer made up of strands of an oriented polymer material; (ii) a second layer of a polymeric material; (iii) a third layer made up of strands of an oriented polymeric material, wherein the second layer has a lower peak melting temperature that of the first and third layers; (b) subjecting the ply to conditions of time, temperature, and pressure sufficient to melt a proportion of the firsts layer to melt the second layer entirely, and to melt a proportion of the third layer, and to compact the ply; and (c) cooling the compacted ply. The resultant articles have good mechanical properties yet may be made at a lower compaction temperature than articles not employing the second layer, leading to a more controllable manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Ian MacMillan WARD, Peter John Hine, Keith Norris
  • Publication number: 20160255196
    Abstract: An ALI/ESME steering gateway bridges the nationwide ALI/ESME network notes (or PSAPs) with the GMLC/MPCs of various different XPC networks. The steering gateway provides a unified interface between the PSAP/ALI network and positioning centers (GMLC/MPC/VPCs). Using the steering gateway, an E911 service provider accesses positioning centers (GMLC/MPC/VPC) of any XPC network. This access by the ALI to the positioning center is accomplished with any type of interface, irregardless of the protocol type. The connectivity of each virtual communication path between ALIs and PSAPs is managed. The ALI/ESME steering gateway also provides translation of the protocols between the two ALI-MPC interface sets (inbound and outbound). The ALI/ESME steering gateway also consolidates (or “de-duplicates”) any/all duplicated requests from a same ALI or PSAP for the same emergency call so that only one request is then sent to the destined positioning center within the relevant network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yinjun Zhu, Cristine Connor, Gordon John Hines, Hsin-Chih Liao, William Pelligrini
  • Patent number: 9426618
    Abstract: A method and mechanism to allow a location server to initiate a user plane location service (e.g., SUPL defined by OMA) procedure to a user plane enabled device via Instant Messaging, or alternatively, via an existing SIP session if a multimedia session is already established. The location request is signaled to the user plane enabled device via a SIP INFO message. The location request uses SIP messaging to overcome firewall and other network security issues. Location using SUPL over SIP may be provided about a caller making an E911 emergency call. An Instant Message may be sent to the user plane enabled device, e.g., a VoIP wireless phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yinjun Zhu, Gordon John Hines, Roger Marshall, Fei Yang, Victor Burton
  • Patent number: 9413889
    Abstract: A technique and apparatus to allow a determination of an MSAG-valid address by use of normalized house numbers included in address entries in an MSAG Address data store, to facilitate the simple match of an input civic/postal address against entries in a MSAG data store based on the use of a normalization of the house numbers. The house number normalization allows for an easy lexicographical determination as to whether or not the input civic/postal house number falls with the range of house numbers in the MSAG data store. The inventive process and apparatus pre-stores normalized house number fields in an MSAG address data store, and then normalizes house numbers in a civic/postal address associated with an emergency call. The normalized numbers in the input civic/postal address associated with the emergency call are then lexicographically matched with normalized entries in an MSAG address data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Geldenbott, Gordon John Hines, Jeffrey Thomas Martin, Abe Backus
  • Publication number: 20160227372
    Abstract: An Automatic Location Identifier (ALI) trigger mechanism can include a data tap configured to detect an ALI location request for an emergency services call. The data tap can also be configured to output a trigger signal in response to detecting the ALI location request. The ALI trigger mechanism can also include a metadata router configured to receive the trigger signal and output an enhanced caller information request to a metadata server in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: ROGER STUART MARSHALL, GORDON JOHN HINES, VICTOR BURTON, THOMAS WOODROW NESMITH, TODD POREMBA