Patents by Inventor John Howard

John Howard 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: 10664498
    Abstract: The invention provides an interconnected graph database system, method and computer program product structured for identifying and remediating conflicts in resource deployment. In some embodiments, the present invention is configured to identify a source node of a plurality of first nodes of a first graph database system. The source node is typically associated with a first information technology operational activity. In addition, the present invention is configured for determining a lateral relationship between the source node of the first graph database system and a target node of a plurality of second nodes of a second graph database system. Moreover, the present invention is configured for determining that the lateral relationship between the source node and the target node comprises a conflict, and in response, blocking initiation of the first information technology operational activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Sloane, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Mark Earl Brubaker, Regina Yee Cadavid, John Brian Costello, John Howard Kling, Cora Yan Quon, Tracie Buffington Wescott
  • Patent number: 10659469
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Publication number: 20200153111
    Abstract: A multi-polarized scanning phased array antenna is provided, which includes a first element, second element, first feed line, second feed line, first 180 degree phase shifter, second 180 degree phase shifter, third 180 degree phase shifter, fourth 180 degree phase shifter, ?1 degree phase shifter, and ?2 degree phase shifter. The first element is fed with a first polarization signal at a first feed point and a third feed point, and a second polarization signal at a second feed point and a fourth feed point. The second element is fed with the first polarization signal at a fifth feed point and a seventh feed point, and the second polarization signal at a sixth feed point and an eighth feed point. The first feed line is coupled to the elements and associated with the first polarization. The second feed line is coupled to the plurality of elements and associated with the second polarization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: John Howard
  • Publication number: 20200149171
    Abstract: A system to remove sodium and Sulfur from a feed stream containing alkali metal sulfides and polysulfides in addition to heavy metals. The system includes an electrolytic cell having an anolyte compartment housing an anode in contact with an anolyte. The anolyte includes alkali metal sulfides and polysulfides dissolved in a polar organic solvent. The anolyte includes heavy metal ions. A separator includes an ion conducting membrane and separates the anolyte compartment from a catholyte compartment that includes a cathode in contact with a catholyte. The catholyte includes an alkali ion-conductive liquid. A power source applies a voltage to the electrolytic cell high enough to reduce the alkali metal and oxidize Sulfur ions to allow recovery of the alkali metal and elemental sulfur. The ratio of sodium to Sulfur is such that the open circuit potential of the electrolytic cell is greater than about 2.3V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: John Howard GORDON
  • Patent number: 10638991
    Abstract: A system for imaging a subject with a contrast agent is provided. The system includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector, and a controller. The X-ray source is operative to transmit X-rays through the subject. The X-ray detector is operative to receive the X-rays after having passed through the subject. The controller is in electronic communication with the X-ray source and the X-ray detector and operative to: generate a target contrast level based at least in part on a contrast adjustment factor; determine when a level of the contrast agent in a first plurality of images of the subject acquired via the X-ray source and the X-ray detector reaches the target contrast level; and acquire a second plurality of images of the subject via the X-ray source and the X-ray detector after the level of the contrast agent has reached the target contrast level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Edward Nett, John Howard Londt
  • Patent number: 10632104
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and compositions for the treatment of conditions, diseases, or disorders associated with autotaxin activity. The methods and compositions disclosed herein include the use of at least one autotaxin inhibitor compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SABRE THERAPEUTICS LLC
    Inventors: Gretchen Bain, Jillian Frances Evans, John Howard Hutchinson, David Lonergan
  • Publication number: 20200121842
    Abstract: A system for performing a dialysis treatment includes a dialysis fluid machine; a disposable dialysis fluid carrying member operable with the dialysis fluid machine; and a venting filter provided by the disposable member, the venting filter positioned and arranged to be coupled along with the disposable member to the dialysis fluid machine to perform the dialysis treatment and to vent air from the disposable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Patent number: 10629999
    Abstract: A multi-polarized scanning phased array antenna is provided, which includes a first element, second element, first feed line, second feed line, first 180 degree phase shifter, second 180 degree phase shifter, third 180 degree phase shifter, fourth 180 degree phase shifter, ?1 degree phase shifter, and ?2 degree phase shifter. The first element is fed with a first polarization signal at a first feed point and a third feed point, and a second polarization signal at a second feed point and a fourth feed point. The second element is fed with the first polarization signal at a fifth feed point and a seventh feed point, and the second polarization signal at a sixth feed point and an eighth feed point. The first feed line is coupled to the elements and associated with the first polarization. The second feed line is coupled to the plurality of elements and associated with the second polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: John Howard
  • Patent number: 10624271
    Abstract: A tray for positioning in an exit path of a bee hive comprises a base, a bee entrance end, and a bee exit end. Spaced apart side walls extend upwardly from the base. The sidewalls extend generally lengthwise between the bee entrance end and bee exit end. A plurality of posts extend upwardly from the base and are positioned between the bee entrance end and the bee exit end. The posts are generally circular in cross-section. The posts act as obstacles around which the bees must walk to reach the bee exit end from the bee entrance end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BEE VECTORING TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Michael Howard D. Hearn Collinson, Todd Gordon Mason, John Clifford Sutton, Peter G. Kevan
  • Publication number: 20200115390
    Abstract: A compound of formula I and salts and solvates thereof, wherein: R6 and R9 are independently selected from H, R, OH, OR, SH, SR, NH2, NHR, NRR?, nitro, Me3Sn and halo; where R and R? are independently selected from optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl, C3-20 heterocyclyl and C5-20 aryl groups; R7 is selected from H, R, OH, OR, SH, SR, NH2, NHR, NRR?, nitro, Me3Sn and halo; R? is a C3-12 alkylene group, which chain may be interrupted by one or more heteroatoms, e.g. O, S, NRN2 (where RN2 is H or C1-4 alkyl), and/or aromatic rings, e.g. benzene or pyridine; Y and Y? are selected from O, S, or NH; R6, R7, R9 are selected from the same groups as R6, R7 and R9 respectively; R11b is selected from OH, ORA, where RA is C1-4 alkyl; and RL is a linker for connection to a cell binding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Wilson Howard, Stephen John Gregson
  • Publication number: 20200115341
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds that are LOXL2 inhibitors, methods of making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and medicaments comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds in the treatment of conditions, diseases, or disorders associated with LOXL2 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Martin W. ROWBOTTOM, John Howard HUTCHINSON, Imelda CALDERON
  • Publication number: 20200111561
    Abstract: A lung screening assessment system is operable to receive a chest computed tomography (CT) scan that includes a plurality of cross sectional images. Nodule classification data of the chest CT scan is generated by utilizing a computer vision model that is trained on a plurality of training chest CT scans to identify a nodule in the plurality of cross sectional images and determine an assessment score. A lung screening report that includes the assessment score of the nodule classification data is generated for display on a display device associated with a user of the lung screening assessment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Enlitic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lyman, Devon Bernard, Li Yao, Ben Covington, Diogo Almeida, Brian Basham, Jeremy Howard, Anthony Upton, John Zedlewski
  • Publication number: 20200109710
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a gear pump for low speed transfers of viscous liquid slurries promotes growth of suspended particles, such as sugar crystals, by avoiding crushing of the particles. The pump includes a rotor gear in mesh with an eccentrically mounted idler gear supported on a boss of a pump head that includes a crescent seal extending into an opening resulting from the eccentricity of the idler gear relative to the rotor gear. The idler gear contains a radially extending land on each tooth profile, symmetrically oriented on adjacently spaced pairs of teeth. The lands, configured to minimize crushing of crystals passing through the pump, engage mating rotor teeth for sealing between inlet and outlet ports of the pump. To promote crystal growth, the lands cover only 10% to 30% of profile surface area of each tooth. To minimize gear tooth wear, the lands are axially staggered between successive adjacent pairs of teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Viking Pump, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Christian Iehl, Michael Robert Crawford, John Howard Hall
  • Patent number: 10605488
    Abstract: A method for improving the efficiency of a solar heating system based on absorbing heat from solar radiation into the outer surface of a concrete wall. The heat transfer device makes use of a fluid in a tube system to transfer heat from the outside of the wall to the inside of the wall. The inside wall is then used to heat air that is passed over it, and that air is then used to heat up a heat storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: John Howard Luck
  • Patent number: 10607022
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Publication number: 20200093451
    Abstract: A system for imaging a subject with a contrast agent is provided. The system includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector, and a controller. The X-ray source is operative to transmit X-rays through the subject. The X-ray detector is operative to receive the X-rays after having passed through the subject. The controller is in electronic communication with the X-ray source and the X-ray detector and operative to: generate a target contrast level based at least in part on a contrast adjustment factor; determine when a level of the contrast agent in a first plurality of images of the subject acquired via the X-ray source and the X-ray detector reaches the target contrast level; and acquire a second plurality of images of the subject via the X-ray source and the X-ray detector after the level of the contrast agent has reached the target contrast level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: BRIAN EDWARD NETT, JOHN HOWARD LONDT
  • Patent number: 10597367
    Abstract: Provided herein are small molecule active metabotropic glutamate subtype-2 and -3 receptor negative allosteric modulators (NAMs), compositions comprising the compounds, and methods of using the compounds and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SANFORD BURNHAM PREBYS MEDICAL DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Nicholas David Peter Cosford, Dhanya Raveendra-Panickar, Douglas J. Sheffler, John Howard Hutchinson, Reto Andreas Gadient
  • Patent number: 10598467
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiple shot projectile stun gun. The multiple shot projectile stun gun may include a dual-barrel stun gun comprising a first barrel and a second barrel. Further, the multiple shot projectile stun gun may include a magazine and a magazine-receiving cavity. Further, the magazine may include a first clip assembly and a second clip assembly, each including a tubular body and a drive mechanism. The tubular body may include an open end and a closed end. Further, the drive mechanism may be positioned within the tubular body. Furthermore, the tubular body of the first clip assembly may be laterally connected along the tubular body of the second clip assembly. Additionally, the open end of the first clip assembly may be positioned coincident with the first barrel. Further, the open end of the second clip assembly may be positioned coincident with the second barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: John Howard McDermit, Jason Edward Havens
  • Publication number: 20200085274
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a selectively mountable wireless communication module. The selectively mountable wireless communication module can be selectively mounted in a toe kick area of the household appliance. The household appliance can be, but is not limited to, a dishwasher, an oven, a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, a washing machine, a dryer, or a combo washer-dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Wyndham F. Gary, JR., Jonathan D. Gephart, John Howard Lanham
  • Patent number: 10588900
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds that are LOXL2 inhibitors, methods of making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and medicaments comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds in the treatment of conditions, diseases, or disorders associated with LOXL2 activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PHARMAKEA, INC.
    Inventors: Martin W. Rowbottom, John Howard Hutchinson