Patents by Inventor John Holmes

John Holmes 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: 20220197061
    Abstract: An optical element includes a first layer, a second layer, and a fluid. A first surface of the first layer is configured to change hydrophobicity in response to incoming activation light. Absorbing molecules in the fluid are repelled or attracted to the first surface in response to the hydrophobicity of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jasmine Soria Sears, Christopher Andrew Galea, Junren Wang, Stephen John Holmes
  • Patent number: 11368020
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing energy distribution are disclosed. Exemplary embodiment may: receive a request for separating a grid sub-network from a greater grid network at a grid point of common coupling, and wherein the greater grid network comprises a first set of premises, a first set of energy resources, and a first set of premise points of common coupling; separate the grid sub-network, wherein the grid sub-network comprises a second set of premises, a second set of energy resources, and a second set of premise points of common coupling; distribute energy from the second set of energy resources to the second set of premises of the grid sub-network; receive a request to reintegrate the grid sub-network to the greater grid network; reintegrate the grid sub-network; and distribute energy from the first set of energy resources to the first set of premises of the greater grid network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Abdulelah Habib, Raymond de Callafon, Vahid Rasouli Disfani, Jan Kleissl, John Holmes, Elizabeth Ratnam
  • Publication number: 20220098081
    Abstract: A glassware manufacturing system, waste handling system, and method are disclosed. The glassware manufacturing system, in accordance with one aspect of the disclosure, comprises an architectural installation having a forming floor and no basement beneath the forming floor; a glassware forming machine carried on the forming floor; a molten glass feeder configured to provide molten glass to the glassware forming machine; and a glassware manufacturing waste handling system including a sump pit in the forming floor, and a waste liquid trench substantially surrounding the glassware forming machine and flowing to the sump pit. Also, a cullet material handler and/or a molten waste glass sluice may be configured to receive molten glass and unused molten glass streams from the molten glass feeder and hot glassware rejects from the glassware forming machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Philip J. Rausch, John Holmes-Libbis, Joseph Asmus, Corey Beaber
  • Publication number: 20220090194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting one or more target sequences in a sample by amplification. Kits and compositions for use with the method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: John Holme, Nisha Jain, Steven Asquith
  • Publication number: 20220048267
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a seal to a structure, for example sealing an aircraft fuel tank. The method comprises: providing a mould part; positioning the mould part against a surface of the structure thereby to create a mould cavity between the mould part and the surface; introducing a sealant into the mould cavity; curing the sealant within the mould cavity thereby to apply the seal to the surface; and removing the mould part from the surface with the seal applied thereto. The sealant may be a UV curing sealant and curing the sealant may comprise passing UV light through the mould part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Knott, David Samuel John Holmes
  • Publication number: 20220050958
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for document branching. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of: obtaining a branch model associated with a set of related documents, the branch model comprising one or more branches, each branch of the one or more branches comprising a branch type and one or more nodes, the one or more branches comprising a primary branch associated with a primary document, the set of related documents comprising the primary document having a first document identifier; generating a secondary branch based upon a revision of the primary document, the secondary branch associated with a secondary document of the set of related documents, the secondary document having a second document identifier; and adding the secondary branch to the branch model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Campbell, Matthew Peter Hinrichsen, Dustin John Holmes, Payson Merrit Lippert, Patrick C. Kujawa
  • Publication number: 20220011930
    Abstract: A method for oil and gas analysis includes receiving measurements from sensing devices instrumented on a blowout preventer, the measurements generated by the plurality of sensing devices over time, storing the measurements in a database, providing a data playback interface to a client device, determining a time range based one or more inputs into the data playback interface, determining one or more data variables selected from a plurality of data variables based the one or more inputs retrieving, from the database, respective values of the one or more data variables corresponding to the time range, generating, one the display, a visual representation of the values of the one or more data variables corresponding to the time range, the visual representation providing playback of the values of the one or more data variables synchronized with respect to time, and displaying the values according to user manipulation of playback control elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Prakashkumar Arcot, Thanh T. Nguyen, Sudhakar Bhagavatula, Jonathan Lim, John Holmes
  • Publication number: 20210354303
    Abstract: A workbench system comprising: a workbench; a multi-axis robot; a visible light projector; and a controller; wherein the workbench and the robot are located in a common workspace; the controller is configured to: determine a movement operation for the robot; and, using the determined movement operation, control the visible light projector to project a visible light indication onto at least one of a surface of the workbench and a surface of the workspace; the visible light indication indicates a limited area of the workbench and/or workspace, the limited area corresponding to a limited volume of space; and the movement operation is such that, if the robot performs the movement operation, the robot moves entirely within only the limited volume of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: David Samuel John Holmes, Martin Knott, Daniel James Middleton
  • Patent number: 11137605
    Abstract: A near-eye display assembly presented herein includes an electronic display, an optical assembly, and scanning assembly. The electronic display has a first resolution. The optical assembly controls a field of view at an eye box and directs a plurality of light rays emitting from the electronic display toward the eye box. The scanning assembly shifts a direction of at least one of the light rays in accordance with emission instructions such that a virtual display is presented to the eye box, the virtual display having a second resolution greater than the first resolution. The display assembly can be implemented as a component of a head-mounted display of an artificial reality system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen John Holmes, Wanli Chi, Maxwell Parsons, Jasmine Soria Sears
  • Patent number: 11110610
    Abstract: A workbench system comprising: a workbench; a multi-axis robot; a visible light projector; and a controller; wherein the workbench and the robot are located in a common workspace; the controller is configured to: determine a movement operation for the robot; and, using the determined movement operation, control the visible light projector to project a visible light indication onto at least one of a surface of the workbench and a surface of the workspace; the visible light indication indicates a limited area of the workbench and/or workspace, the limited area corresponding to a limited volume of space; and the movement operation is such that, if the robot performs the movement operation, the robot moves entirely within only the limited volume of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: David Samuel John Holmes, Martin Knott, Daniel James Middleton
  • Publication number: 20210264054
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for providing auditability of a distributed ledger technology (DLT) of de-identified data of entities, stored in the DLT. In certain embodiments, data related to an entity is de-identified. The de-identified data is stored in the DLT. Access to the de-identified data is determined. Instances of access to the de-identified data is recorded to the DLT. In certain embodiments, information used to re-identify the de-identified data is store on the DLT. Access to the information can also be determined and recorded to the DLT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Chad Anson, Robert N. Fielding, Richard A. Ford, Michael Green, John Holmes, Adam Abraham
  • Publication number: 20210249325
    Abstract: A package that includes a first substrate, an integrated device coupled to the first substrate, a second substrate coupled to the integrated device, and an encapsulation layer located between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second substrate is configured to operate as a heat spreader. The second substrate is configured to be free of an electrical connection with the integrated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: David Fraser RAE, John HOLMES, Marcus HSU, Kuiwon KANG, Avantika SODHI
  • Publication number: 20210204796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are safety devices that are positioned on the end of a fiberoptic cable, such as those used in surgical procedures, to prevent patients and other objects from the risk of burn from light or heat emitted from the end of the cable when not connected to an optical instrument. The disclosed safety devices can be added to the ends of existing cables and/or can be included at the end of cables during manufacture. In some embodiments, the safety device replaces an existing connector at the end of a cable, and in some embodiments the safety device is added in addition to a connector at the end of the cable. In some embodiments, a slit end cover is included over an open end of an adaptor that is mounted on a distal connector of a fiberoptic cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicants: University of Pittsburgh - Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, UPMC
    Inventors: Steven Gerard Docimo, William W. Clark, Alexandra Marie Delazio, John A. Holmes, Benjamin T. Ristau
  • Publication number: 20210187750
    Abstract: A workbench system comprising: a workbench; a multi-axis robot; a visible light projector; and a controller; wherein the workbench and the robot are located in a common workspace; the controller is configured to: determine a movement operation for the robot; and, using the determined movement operation, control the visible light projector to project a visible light indication onto at least one of a surface of the workbench and a surface of the workspace; the visible light indication indicates a limited area of the workbench and/or workspace, the limited area corresponding to a limited volume of space; and the movement operation is such that, if the robot performs the movement operation, the robot moves entirely within only the limited volume of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: David Samuel John Holmes, Martin Knott, Daniel James Middleton
  • Publication number: 20210187728
    Abstract: A workbench system comprising: a workbench; one or more sensors mounted to the workbench; a multi-axis robot comprising an end effector for holding an object; and a controller configured to: control the robot to move the object held by the end effector relative to the one or more sensors; control the one or more sensors to measure one or more physical properties of the object held by the end effector; and perform a validation process using the measurements taken by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: David Samuel John Holmes, Martin Knott, Daniel James Middleton
  • Publication number: 20210170576
    Abstract: A workbench system comprising: a workbench; a sensor system comprising one or more sensors, the sensor system configured to identify a user in a workspace in which the workbench is located; a controller operatively coupled to the sensor system and configured to: based on the identity of the user, determine a task to be performed by the user using the workbench system; and based on the identity of the user and the determined task, control one or more properties of the workbench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Knott, Daniel James Middleton, David Samuel John Holmes
  • Publication number: 20210154829
    Abstract: A system comprising: a workbench having a display; a body-wearable mobile device for example, a smartwatch worn by a user); and a controller configured to: receive data (for example, data measured by the body-wearable mobile device) from the body-wearable mobile device; using the received data, determine a task for a user of the workbench; and control the display based on the determined task. For example, the display may be controlled to display instructions for performing the determined task, or an indication that the user is not permitted to perform the determined task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: David Samuel John Holmes, Martin Knott, Daniel James Middleton
  • Patent number: 10998297
    Abstract: A light-emitting assembly that includes multiple light-emitting devices electrically coupled to a substrate via nano-porous metal blocks. The light-emitting assembly may be used as a source array of a near-eye display device. The light-emitting devices may be superluminescent diodes and the nano-porous metal blocks may include nano-porous gold. The nano-porous metal blocks allow thermal and electrical conduction between the light-emitting devices and the substrate. Nano-porous gold allows bonding at a lower temperature than solder and is compressible. Different pressure can be applied to different nano-porous metal blocks to align the optical heights of different light-emitting devices relative to the substrate. After forming nano-porous metal blocks on a substrate, the light-emitting devices are pressed onto the metal blocks to secure and align the light-emitting devices. The alignment process may be carried in an active optical alignment process when the light-emitting devices are powered and emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Goward, Stephen John Holmes, Maxwell Parsons
  • Publication number: 20210118834
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, fabrication methods and design rules for flip-chip devices. Aspects include an apparatus including a flip-chip device. The flip-chip device including a die having a plurality of under bump metallizations (UBMs). A package substrate having a plurality of bond pads is also included. A plurality of solder joints coupling the die to the package substrate. The plurality of solder joints are formed from a plurality of solder bumps plated on the plurality of UBMs, where the plurality of solder bumps are directly connected to the plurality of bond pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yangyang SUN, John HOLMES, Xuefeng ZHANG, Dongming HE
  • Publication number: 20210097578
    Abstract: A digital marketing automation system includes a server including a processor. The processor is configured to, in a data collection phase, after an initializing command from a user receive business information of the user from websites, receive customer information from point of sales systems, and generate a customer database of selectable customers. The processor is configured to, in a connection phase, receive input designating services utilized by the user for customer interactions, connect data input from the point of sales systems and services for customer interactions as customer engagement data and store the customer engagement data in a customer database, and receive continuous customer engagement data. The processor is configured to, in a building phase, receive input specifying at least one available product or service of the business, generate customized offers, and generate a promotional schedule for promotional material including the customized offers to be sent to the selectable customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Holmes, Gabriel Winslow, Edward Rafaele