Patents by Inventor John Knight

John Knight 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: 10679469
    Abstract: A system and method of managing unavailable items in shared screen data which provides access to modified screen data substantially simultaneously. The system includes a first computer including a display for displaying a screen containing items from screen data including modified screen data during a transaction. The modified screen data reflects that at least one of the items is unavailable. The first computer shares the screen data with a second computer. The first computer is also for displaying an indication that the at least one item is unavailable substantially simultaneously following modification of the screen data and upon selection of the at least one item at one of the first and second computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Larry James Salmen, Steve Ulrich, Paul Ford Knight, Andrew John Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200134271
    Abstract: A first RFID tag arrangement for actuating a downhole tool includes a non-metallic housing enclosing a passive RFID tag, power source, pulsed oscillator circuit, and energizer coil. The pulsed oscillator circuit drives the energizer coil to stimulate and activate the tag such that it can be read by an external reader. A second RFID tag arrangement includes a non-metallic housing enclosing a power source, a transmission circuit, and a transmitter coil. The transmission circuit can drive the transmitter coil to transmit a payload stored in the transmission circuit such that the payload is delivered to an external reader. A method of actuating a downhole tool includes placing the tool's RFID tag reader in listen only mode, introducing into the wellbore an active RFID tag that transmits its payload to the reader, and optionally configuring the reader to reprogram the tag when it receives the payload therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: John Ownby, Matthew Knight, Richard Dalzell, Rupa Sharma, Eric R. Evans, Jobby T. Jacob
  • Publication number: 20200113927
    Abstract: The invention relates to double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) compositions targeting the LDHA gene, as well as methods of inhibiting epression of LDHA, methods of inhibiting LDHA and HAO1, and methods of treating subjects that would benefit from reduction in expression of LDHA, such as subjects having an oxalate pathway-associated disease, disorder, or condition, using such dsRNA compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: David Erbe, Abigail Liebow, Kevin Fitzgerald, Gregory Hinkle, Kyle David Wood, Ross Philip Holmes, John Knight
  • Patent number: 10586083
    Abstract: A first RFID tag arrangement for actuating a downhole tool includes a non-metallic housing enclosing a passive RFID tag, power source, pulsed oscillator circuit, and energizer coil. The pulsed oscillator circuit drives the energizer coil to stimulate and activate the tag such that it can be read by an external reader. A second RFID tag arrangement includes a non-metallic housing enclosing a power source, a transmission circuit, and a transmitter coil. The transmission circuit can drive the transmitter coil to transmit a payload stored in the transmission circuit such that the payload is delivered to an external reader. A method of actuating a downhole tool includes placing the tool's RFID tag reader in listen only mode, introducing into the wellbore an active RFID tag that transmits its payload to the reader, and optionally configuring the reader to reprogram the tag when it receives the payload therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Ownby, Matthew Knight, Richard Dalzell, Rupa Sharma, Eric R. Evans, Jobby T. Jacob
  • Publication number: 20200061649
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a flowable product from a container has a pump module mounted on the container at an opening thereof. The pump module includes a pump body, which defines a pump chamber and a pump chamber inlet for product to flow from the container interior into the pump chamber. A pump actuator is operable in a pumping stroke relative to the pump body to vary the volume of the pump chamber and dispense the product. The pump includes a movable body portion which is operable in a displacement stroke into the container. The movable portion has a displacement body with a product-engaging face directed onto an interior product space of the container upstream of the pump chamber inlet, to assist priming. Below this a disrupter member, a grid of narrow bars, projects to penetrate the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, David John Pritchett, Thomas P. Kasting, Mark Edward Box, Raymond Yu
  • Patent number: 10556998
    Abstract: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example. The resulting product may then be subjected to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the UHMWPE blend is preheated prior to subjecting the same to crosslinking irradiation. Once irradiated, the UHMWPE blended product may be machined, packaged, and sterilized in accordance with conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Rufner, John Knight, Toni Rowe, Dirk Pletcher, Ray Gsell, Werner Schneider, Hallie E Brinkerhuff
  • Publication number: 20190393681
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe polarization insensitive optical devices utilizing polarization sensitive components. Light comprising at least one polarization state is received, and embodiments of the invention select a first optical path for light comprising a first polarization state or a second optical path for light comprising a second polarization state orthogonal to the first polarization state. The optical paths include components to at least amplify and/or modulate light comprising the first polarization state; the second optical path includes a polarization rotator to rotate light comprising the second polarization state to the first polarization state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Fish, Erik Johan Norberg, John M. Garcia, Robert Silvio Guzzon, Daniel Knight Sparacin
  • Publication number: 20190386840
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer-readable medium are provided for implementing commands by a collaboration system on behalf of participants of an event utilizing such collaboration system. A method includes identifying participants associated with an event conducted using an online collaboration system; generating a per-participant metric for each one of the participants to generate a plurality of metrics; populating each of the plurality of metrics for a corresponding participant using data received from multiple data sources, each data source providing a particular type of data for the corresponding participant and in association with participation of the corresponding participant in the event; determining a command to be performed on behalf of one or more of the participants; determining, using the plurality of metrics, at least one target associated with the command to yield at least one identified target; and performing the command for the at least one target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Griffin, John Knight Restrick, JR.
  • Patent number: 10501202
    Abstract: Ignition-quenching systems comprise an ignition-quenching cover configured to quench an ignition event in a combustible environment triggered by an ignition source associated with a fastener stack. The ignition-quenching cover comprises a porous body that is gas permeable and that has pores sized to quench ignition in the combustible environment. The ignition-quenching cover further comprises a cover attachment feature configured to mate with a fastener attachment feature of the fastener stack. The ignition-quenching cover is configured to cover the fastener stack, which may be associated with a potential ignition source that produces an ignition event in the combustible environment. The porous body may include one or more porous elements that may be formed of various polymeric, mesh, or fabric materials. The ignition-quenching cover may comprise a non-porous frame that is bonded to the porous body and that defines the cover attachment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher S. Roper, John Rubrecht Lowell, Eddie Kwon, Jason Scott Damazo, Eric C. Clough, Zak C. Eckel, Sloan Patrick Smith, Randall Schubert, Geoffrey P. McKnight, Jacob J. Mikulsky, Sophia Shu Yang, Joanna Kolodziejska, Michael Scott Cameron, Blaine Knight Rawdon, Darrin M. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190360399
    Abstract: A method for managing ice accretion on a gas turbine engine component comprises providing an ice management system comprising a de-icing promoter applied to only portions of a gas turbine engine component. The method further comprises operating the ice management system in icing conditions to promote the shedding of ice accreted on the gas turbine engine component on those portions where the de-icing promoter is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: John Knight Harvell, Geoffrey Burnell Jones, Alistair David Ward
  • Publication number: 20190354243
    Abstract: A method including receiving, in a main frame of a patient care unit, an infusion information from a medication delivery module coupled with the main frame is provided. The medication delivery module being mounted on a plug-in port associated with the main frame. The method also includes displaying, on a display in the main frame, an individual channel card including at least a portion of the infusion information from the medication delivery module and orienting an edge of the individual channel card toward a location of the plug-in port relative to the main frame, the edge having a visual indicator that visually indicates an orientation of the module associated with the individual channel card. The method also includes expanding the individual channel card to display a detailed portion of the infusion information upon receipt of a user selection. A system and a non-transitory, computer readable medium including instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: John LANGAN, Tressa DANIELS, Craig MITCHELL, Wendy SMYTH, Kelly DAOUST, Laura COLLINS, Patricia WEST, Claire KNIGHT
  • Patent number: 10481057
    Abstract: A mechanical testing apparatus for a specimen is presented. The mechanical testing apparatus comprises a drop table system and a Hopkinson bar. The drop table system has a drop carriage. The Hopkinson bar is positioned parallel to a motion of the drop carriage and connected to the drop table system by the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Bo Song, Evan P. Johnson, Matthew A Spletzer, Jack D. Heister, Randy L. Everett, Thomas L. Martinez, Marlene E. Knight, Dennis John Kenney
  • Patent number: 10468854
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe polarization insensitive optical devices utilizing polarization sensitive components. Light comprising at least one polarization state is received, and embodiments of the invention select a first optical path for light comprising a first polarization state or a second optical path for light comprising a second polarization state orthogonal to the first polarization state. The optical paths include components to at least amplify and/or modulate light comprising the first polarization state; the second optical path includes a polarization rotator to rotate light comprising the second polarization state to the first polarization state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Aurrion, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Fish, Erik Johan Norberg, John M. Garcia, Robert Silvio Guzzon, Daniel Knight Sparacin
  • Patent number: 10464088
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a flowable product from a container has a pump module mounted on the container at an opening thereof. The pump module includes a pump body, which defines a pump chamber and a pump chamber inlet for product to flow from the container interior into the pump chamber. A pump actuator is operable in a pumping stroke relative to the pump body to vary the volume of the pump chamber and dispense the product. The pump includes a movable body portion which is operable in a displacement stroke into the container. The movable portion has a displacement body with a product-engaging face directed onto an interior product space of the container upstream of the pump chamber inlet, to assist priming. Below this a disrupter member, a grid of narrow bars, projects to penetrate the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RIEKE PACKAGING SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, David John Pritchett, Thomas P. Kasting, Mark Edward Box, Raymond Yu
  • Publication number: 20190269886
    Abstract: A medical device, such as a catheter, for use in medical applications includes an elongated body (26) with a tip having an opening (32) at one end. The catheter tip is configured to inhibit occluding and to permit outflow of fluid medication from the catheter to ensure proper delivery of the medication to an intended target area. The tip of the catheter is constructed to have at least one beveled end surface (42) to assist insertion into the patient and a radial thickness (49) at a critical bend point substantially equal to the radius (41) of the fluid path (36) and at a location spaced from the end a distance substantially equal to the radius of the fluid path to inhibit folding and occluding the catheter during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gail SIEWIOREK, Curtis BLANCHARD, John KNIGHT, Yiping MA
  • Patent number: 10385080
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds that are useful for inhibiting the STAT6 pathway. Also provided are related pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using the compounds. In some embodiments, the compounds may be used to treat a disease such as, e.g., an allergic lung disease, allergic rhinitis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, or a cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Baylor College of Medicine
    Inventors: John S. McMurray, Pijus Kumar Mandal, Pietro Morlacchi, Morgan Knight, David B. Corry
  • Publication number: 20190176380
    Abstract: An adhesive patch is secured to an infusion set, patch pump or other on-body medical device by an overmolding process during manufacture of the medical device, or during manufacture of a portion of the medical device, without the need for a separate adhesive. This provides a more secure connection between the patch and the medical device, and reduces the required number of adhesive layers from two (skin attachment side and device attachment side) to one (skin attachment side only), thereby simplifying the design and manufacture of the patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Reed, John Knight, Scott Townsend
  • Patent number: 10153943
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Patent number: 10144686
    Abstract: A system and method for removing acetic acid and other short chain fatty acids described as organic acid from a rich mono-ethylene glycol (“MEG”) solution does so by stripping the organic acid from the rich MEG solution by contacting the solution with a gas, the gas being nitrogen or a fuel gas such as methane; and stripping the organic acid from the gas by contacting the gas with a caustic solution such as a dilute sodium hydroxide solution. The stripping steps take place in respective stripping columns. A portion of the gas exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled to the MEG/organic acid stripping column to reduce total gas usage. A portion of the waste stream exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled back to the gas/organic acid stripping column to reduce the amount of caustic solution used as well as the amount of waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cameron Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Langley, David John Knight
  • Patent number: 10027926
    Abstract: In one embodiment, upon detection of a mobile device within a proximity of a video conference endpoint and authentication of the mobile device at a server managing the video conference endpoint, the server may receive information regarding a camera of the mobile device. The server may then receive the output of the camera from the mobile device. Finally, after receiving the output of the camera, the server may send the output of the camera to the video conference endpoint as part of media to be presented by the video conference endpoint. The server may also send the output of the camera to one or more other endpoints participating in a video conference managed by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Christof Schirdewahn, John Knight Restrick, Jr.