Patents by Inventor John James

John James 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: 20210052976
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to apparatus, systems, and methods to allow a user to create virtual and real-world game content to provide players with physically engaging virtual content that is anchored to real-world locations. A content creator is provided a set of “drag-n-drop” modular assets (e.g., encounter tiles, content tiles, creatures, chests, rooms, vehicles, etc.) that can be aggregated together to form a complete content set (e.g., a dungeon, level, puzzle, etc.) through which a player is able to engage the game via the real-world. Each individual modular asset may include a set of in-game challenge criteria that must be satisfied to complete an in-game challenge associated with the asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Shawn Semler Anderson, Matthew Wayne Geer, Jesse William Snyder, Michael E. Madden, III, John Wiacek, Jake Tyler Fyfe, Nicholas James Witchey
  • Publication number: 20210053073
    Abstract: A purification system and method may include a container receiving portion, pump, and magnetic field generating element. The container receiving portion may be configured to receive and support a container containing a mixture. Magnetic beads may be added to the container for separating a target substance from a remainder of the mixture. The magnetic field generating element may be movable relative to the container receiving portion between a non-working position remote from the container receiving portion and a working position adjacent an outer periphery of the container receiving portion. In the working position, the magnetic field generating element may attract the magnetic beads and hold them firmly against an interior surface of the container. While the magnetic beads are immobilized by the magnetic field generating element, the pump may remove the mixture from the container, leaving behind the magnetic beads bound tightly but reversibly to the target substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Michael Schulz, Justin James Provchy, John Kasajja Kawooya
  • Publication number: 20210058293
    Abstract: A method of switching from a first gateway within a plurality of first gateways to a second gateway in a network includes precaching configuration information on the second gateway, that is within the first gateways, prior to switch-over to the second gateway. The first gateway from which the second gateway is being switched is identified. The second gateway is configured in accordance with the configuration of the first gateway based on the precached configuration information prior to the switch-over to the second gateway. Data traffic from data applications using the network is replicated and sent to the first gateway and the second gateway. Bandwidths allocated to terminals in the network are frozen in association with the switch-over to the second gateway. The bandwidths allocated to the terminals in the network are unfrozen based at least in part on an indication of completion of the switch-over to the second gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David WHITEFIELD, Robert James TORRES, John Leonard BORDER, David Alan ROOS, Stanley Edward KAY
  • Patent number: 10927080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) and salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and to their use in therapy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (NO.2) LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen John Atkinson, Helen Elizabeth Aylott, Anthony William James Cooper, Emmanuel Hubert Demont, Lee Andrew Harrison, Thomas George Christopher Hayhow, Matthew J. Lindon, Alexander G. Preston, Jonathan Thomas Seal, Ian David Wall, Robert J. Watson, James Michael Woolven
  • Patent number: 10928239
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for detecting a water depth level using capacitive sensors. The systems and methods disclosed herein receive a first capacitive signal from a first capacitive sensor in a wheel well of a vehicle. The systems and methods may determine that the first capacitive signal is not below a threshold value. The systems and methods display an image in a cab of the vehicle, wherein the image corresponds to a water depth level associated with the first capacitive signal. The systems and methods receive a second capacitive signal from a second capacitive sensor corresponding to a rising water level. The systems and methods display a warning message, on a display, indicating the rising water level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Pietro Buttolo, Steven Schondorf, David James Tippy, Brian Bennie
  • Patent number: 10929046
    Abstract: Reads of data stored at the solid-state storage device are monitored. A set of data stored at the solid-state storage device is marked based on the monitoring of the reads of the data. A read request is received for a subset of data of the set of data stored at the storage device. In response to receiving the read request for the subset of data, the subset of data is relocated to a cache memory of the solid-state storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon James Coleman, John Colgrove, Peter Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10928320
    Abstract: Solid-state spin sensor systems and methods of manufacturing are disclosed. A mounting structure may be provided in thermal contact with a solid-state spin sensor having a plurality of color center defects such that thermal energy flows from the solid-state spin sensor to the mounting structure. A microwave application structure may be disposed on a face of the mounting structure or a face of the solid-state spin sensor for applying microwave radiation to the solid-state spin sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: John Francis Barry, Jennifer May Schloss, Matthew James Turner, Ronald Lee Walsworth
  • Publication number: 20210046997
    Abstract: The disclosed method may include configuring one or more brakes based on a braking-related attribute expected at a geographic location being traversed by a personal mobility vehicle. By configuring the application of brakes of a personal mobility vehicle based on terrain, environmental conditions, and other geographic features, the system may reduce the risk of the vehicle skidding or tipping due to over-braking. In some embodiments, a rider may use a single brake lever to indicate a desire to brake and the system may make determinations about how to apply a combination of mechanical and electrical brakes to front and back wheels based at least in part on the location of the personal mobility vehicle. By configuring brake engagement based on a combination of controls and map data, the system may improve user experience and user safety, especially for inexperienced riders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dor Levi, Carlos Ellis Whitt, John Peter Walpole, Nicholaus Ian Lubinski, Steven James Martisauskas, Lucas Jon Van Houten, Gregoire Ludovic Vincent Vandenbussche
  • Publication number: 20210046911
    Abstract: A system for multiple brakes intelligently controlled by a single brake input on a personal mobility vehicle. By determining a front and rear brake differential based on the position and weight of the rider as well as the environmental and vehicle conditions, the system may reduce the risk of the vehicle skidding or tipping due to over-braking. In some embodiments, a rider may use a single brake lever to indicate a desire to brake and the system may make determinations about how to apply a combination of mechanical and electrical brakes to front and back wheels. By applying different braking systems based on a combination of controls and sensors, the system may improve user experience and user safety, especially for inexperienced riders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dor Levi, Carlos Ellis Whitt, John Peter Walpole, Nicholaus Ian Lubinski, Steven James Martisauskas, Lucas Jon Van Houten, Gregoire Ludovic Vincent Vandenbussche
  • Publication number: 20210038343
    Abstract: A dock for a surgical equipment holder is disclosed. The dock for a surgical equipment holder includes a base having a central arm mount and a lower clamping jaw. The dock for a surgical equipment holder also includes an upper clamp jaw movably coupled to the base. The dock for a surgical equipment holder also includes a central docking arm coupled to the central arm mount and a central ball cup coupled to the to the central docking arm. The dock for a surgical equipment holder also includes a central attachment nut coupled to the central ball cup. The central attachment nut may include an extendable moment arm, and the dock may also include a ball coupled between the central ball cup and the central attachment nut and a surgical equipment holder attached to the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, MD, Benjamin James Boseck, John F. Hammond, Angelo John Martellaro, Matthew Wrona
  • Patent number: 10913523
    Abstract: An adaptable modular power system (AMPS) is hierarchical in a number of ways. AMPS modules connect to a backplane, and one or multiple AMPS backplanes can form an AMPS domain. At the same time, the vehicle electronics is modular, with various payload boxes needing to communicate with each other. A common power and signaling cable is provided to interconnect payload boxes. A dedicated connector system is also provided so that AMPS modules may communicate, control, receive data, and supply and receive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LIQUID ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Brennan, Casper G. Otten, David B. Walker, Timothy James Ong, Daniel Peter Moroni
  • Patent number: 10913500
    Abstract: A body structure reinforcement includes a reinforcement body and a connecting flange integral with the reinforcement body. Body structures incorporating one or more shell structures and the body structure reinforcement are disclosed along with methods for making the body structure reinforcement and the body structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edgar Edward Donabedian, John Joyce, Michael Joseph Lee, Michael James Freeman
  • Patent number: 10915879
    Abstract: An image of a check may be presented for payment in a banking system in place of the physical paper check. The check to be deposited can be collected from a depositor using a scanner. A web site, accessed through a depositor's web browser, can be used to drive the process of collecting the check, but in some contexts (e.g., in less popular computing environments, such as those that do not run the most popular operating systems), it is economically infeasible to obtain the certificates that would be used to allow a program executing in the web browser to control the scanner. Thus, a depositor can be instructed to capture and upload images of the check in the form of files, where the image files are then presented for payment through a banking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Jeff Pollack, Michael Frank Morris, Bharat Prasad, Frank Kyle Major, John Weatherman Brady, Ralph Paige Mawyer, Jr., Clint James Reynolds, Kairav Mahesh Shah
  • Publication number: 20210033074
    Abstract: A method for detecting damage in a bearing coupled to a rotating shaft of a rotary machine includes receiving one or more measurement signals from one or more first sensors for monitoring movement of the rotating shaft in one or more directions over a time period. The method also includes removing an effect of one or more environmental and/or operating conditions of the rotary machine from the one or more measurement signals over the time period. After removing, the method includes analyzing changes in the one or more measurement signals from the one or more first sensors, wherein changes in the one or more measurement signals above a predetermined threshold or of a certain magnitude are indicative of a damaged bearing. Moreover, the method includes implementing a corrective action when the changes in the one or more measurement signals are above the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Inderdeep Kaur, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Michael James Rizzo, John Joseph Mihok
  • Publication number: 20210031390
    Abstract: A razor cartridge having a first blade proximal to a front of the cartridge and having one or more first coatings disposed thereon, a second blade proximal to a back of the cartridge, the second blade having one or more second coatings disposed thereon, wherein a thickness of at least one of the one or more first coatings disposed on the first blade is less than a thickness of at least one of the one or more second coatings disposed on the second blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth James Skrobis, John Lawrence Maziarz, Joseph Allan DePuydt, William Owen Jolley
  • Publication number: 20210033723
    Abstract: An implement for use with an excavator includes a lightweight housing, a first coupling feature, a ground penetrating radar antenna, a controller, a wireless communication circuit and a rotation unit. The lightweight housing has an upper surface, a lower surface and a cavity. The first coupling feature is located on the upper surface and cooperates with a second coupling feature on an excavator arm. The ground penetrating radar antenna is mounted near the lower surface. The controller is mounted within the cavity and provides outgoing signals to the radar antenna, receives incoming signals from the radar antenna and interprets the incoming signals so as to provide implement output information. The wireless communication circuit is mounted within the cavity and transmits the implement output information. The rotation unit is mounted within the cavity and rotates the housing vis-à-vis the excavator arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Simon CONWAY, Thomas James MARTIN, John Francis ROULSTON
  • Publication number: 20210032689
    Abstract: Methods of detecting multiple nucleic acid targets in single cells through indirect capture of labels to the nucleic acids are provided. Methods of assaying the relative levels of nucleic acid targets through normalization to levels of reference nucleic acids are also provided. Methods of detecting individual cells, particularly rare cells from large heterogeneous cell populations, through detection of nucleic acids are described. Related compositions, systems, and kits are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yuling Luo, Shiping Chen, Huei-Yu Fay Wang, John James Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20210034799
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and apparatus are provided for predicting/estimating (i) a non-equilibrium viscosity for at least one given time point in a given temperature profile for a given glass composition, (ii) at least one temperature profile that will provide a given non-equilibrium viscosity for a given glass composition, or (iii) at least one glass composition that will provide a given non-equilibrium viscosity for a given time point in a given temperature profile. The methods and apparatus can be used to predict/estimate stress relaxation in a glass article during forming as well as compaction, stress relaxation, and/or thermal sag or thermal creep of a glass article when the article is subjected to one or more post-forming thermal treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Clippinger Allan, Adam James Ellison, Xiaoju Guo, Timothy James Kiczenski, John Christopher Mauro, Marcel Potuzak
  • Publication number: 20210035058
    Abstract: A system to dynamically generate, monitor and optimize a procurement campaign includes a processor-based server to process requests received from the client devices. The processor-based server includes a server processor to generate the procurement campaign having one or more units selected based on a campaign budget of the client, target rating point goal, a geolocation, a price, a format, average audited impressions and an inventory quality coefficient of each unit in the inventory of available units for purchase. The server processor monitors availability of previously unavailable units and track real-time changes to the inventory quality coefficients for each unit in the updated inventory. The server processor dynamically updates and optimizes the procurement campaign based on the updated inventory quality coefficients for the updated inventory of available units for purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: JOSHUA PATRICK WARRUM, SAMUEL JAMES HERBERT, JOHN FRANCIS LARAMIE, ELIANE KABKAB, ANDREW JOSEPH SHULTS, ERIC ISAIAH JUSTUSSON, NEAL RANJAN SHYAM
  • Publication number: 20210035365
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying an operational area to an operative of a host platform, said operational area being defined within an external real-world environment relative to said host platform, the apparatus comprising a viewing device (12) configured to provide to said operative, in use, a three-dimensional view of said external real-world environment, a display generating device for creating images at the viewing device, and a processor (32) comprising an input (34) for receiving real-time first data representative of a specified target and its location within said external real-world environment and configured to receive or obtain second data representative of at least one characteristic of said specified target, the processor (32) being further configured to: use said first and second data to calculate a geometric volume representative of a region of influence of said specified target relative to said real-world external environment and/or said host platform, generate three-dimensional image da
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Ian Geoffrey James, Edmond Richard Ridge, David John Simm, Malcolm Grant Pigott