Patents by Inventor John MacKay

John MacKay 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: 20200247773
    Abstract: Chromatography systems and methods for using carbon dioxide to separate one or more cannabis-derived compounds from other components of a mixture are generally described. Some of the methods described herein comprise transporting a mixture comprising a first cannabis-derived compound and one or more other components through a chromatography column containing a stationary phase comprising a packing material. In some embodiments, the mixture is transported through the column within a mobile phase that comprises carbon dioxide (e.g., supercritical CO2, liquid CO2). The mobile phase may be substantially free of a co-solvent that is in liquid phase at standard room temperature and pressure. In some embodiments, the mobile phase is free of any co-solvent and comprises 100 vol % carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Clark K. Colton, John M. Moses, Veronica M. Wilson, William H. Dalzell, Mariya Layurova, Tony J. Elian, Truong H. Cai, John MacKay
  • Patent number: 10545900
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems are provide for detecting a physical configuration of a device based on sensor data from one or more configuration sensors. The physical configuration includes a position of a first display region of the device with respect to a second display region of the device, where the position is physically adjustable. A configuration profile is selected from a plurality of configuration profiles based on the detected physical configuration of the device. Each configuration profile is a representation of at least one respective physical configuration of the device. An interaction mode corresponding to the selected configuration profile is activated, where the interaction mode includes a set of mode input/output (I/O) features available while the interaction mode is active. Device interfaces of the device are managed using at least some mode I/O features in the set of mode I/O features based on the activating of the interaction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Mackay Burns, Riccardo Giraldi, Christian Klein, Roger Sebastian Kevin Sylvan, John Benjamin George Hesketh, Scott G Wade
  • Patent number: 10501432
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for separating ?8-THC, ?9-THC, and related enantiomers using CO2-based chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacquelyn Runco, Andrew Aubin, John A. Mackay
  • Publication number: 20190251884
    Abstract: In many computing scenarios, multiple users share a display to view and/or interact with content. Typically, one user provides input that interacts with the content; a second user can interact with the view only if the first user cedes control. Some interfaces permit split views, but typically support only a single input device that manipulates both panes. In the present disclosure, when a second user desires a different view of content during the first user's interaction, the device inserts a second view of the content into the display. Each view is associated with and manipulated by a particular user (e.g., via input devices associated with individual users) without altering the views of other users. The device may automatically manage the concurrent views, such as positioning and resizing; reflecting each user's perspective in other users' views; merging content changes; and terminating a view due to idleness or merging with another view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Mackay Burns, John Benjamin HESKETH, Donna Katherine LONG, Jamie Ruth CABACCANG, Kathleen Patricia MULCAHY, Timothy David KVIZ
  • Publication number: 20190173687
    Abstract: A smart home device (e.g., a voice assistant device) includes an audio control system that determines a set of one or more audio devices to include nearby devices that are capable of providing audio streams that are audibly detected by a microphone of the smart home device. The audio control system initiates a voice-interaction mode for operating the smart home device to receive voice commands from a user and provide audio output in response to the voice commands. The audio control system transmits an audio control signal to nearby devices that configures each nearby device to implement one or more of: reducing a volume level associated with the audio streams generated by the nearby devices while the smart home device is operating in the voice-interaction mode; and transmitting, to the smart home device, audio stream data associated with a current audio stream generated for audible output by the nearby device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth John MacKay, Nikita Gupta, Tomer Shekel
  • Publication number: 20190023743
    Abstract: Drug-polymer chemotherapeutics are provided having improved therapeutic efficacy and reduced dose-limiting toxicity. Methods are also provided for modulating the architecture, pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of drug-polymers and for reducing the dependence of transition temperature on concentration for drug-polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ashutosh Chilkoti, John A. MacKay, Matthew R. Dreher
  • Publication number: 20180178885
    Abstract: In summary, described herein is a mooring device for mooring a first structure to a second structure, the device comprising: an engagement member for releasably engaging the first structure; a dampener having a first portion movably connected to a second portion, the first portion being connected to the engagement member and the second portion being connected to the second structure, wherein the dampener is configured to damp load transfer between the first and second portions of the dampener and thereby damp relative motion between the first and second structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TRELLEBORG MARINE SYSTEMS MELBOURNE PTY LTD
    Inventor: John Mackay HADCROFT
  • Publication number: 20180045032
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a downhole logging tool adapted to be arranged in-line in a sucker rod string. The tool is adapted for monitoring and performing at least one of: logging tension/compression, torque, temperature, pressure, and position (acceleration), for the purpose of optimizing (oil)well production and identifying downhole mechanical problems. The tool can be utilized in vertical, deviated and/or horizontal wells. Multiple monitoring tools can be installed in the sucker rod system in order to detect wear issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rutger SUERMONDT, Stian SLOTTERØY, Przemyslaw Tomasz PALUCH, John MACKAY, Kim RØED, Trond KJERLAND, Trond Arild TVEIT, Krister Berven HANSSEN
  • Publication number: 20170283391
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for separating ?8-THC, ?9-THC, and related enantiomers using CO2-based chromatography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jacquelyn Runco, Andrew Aubin, John A. Mackay
  • Patent number: 9528032
    Abstract: An activator means for use in activating or re-activating adhesive and sealant compositions that have been pre-applied to a bonding surface prior to mating said bonding surface said means having a plurality of features for directly acting upon the pre-applied composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Encapsys LLC
    Inventors: John MacKay Lazar, Todd Arlin Schwantes, Frederick Edward Charles Lidington
  • Patent number: 9431317
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a printed circuit board, and a circuit package mounted to the printed circuit board. The circuit package has a thermal pad. A first heat sink structure of the module is associated with the printed circuit board and has a wall defining a contact surface that contacts and thermally couples with the thermal pad. The wall includes at least one aperture there-through. Solder paste is provided between the contact surface and the thermal pad to bond the contact surface to the thermal pad, with the at least one aperture being constructed and arranged to aid in outgassing of the solder paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongguo Chen, Hujiao Wang, David A. Holtzclaw, Wei Qi, Benjamin Lee Davis, John MacKay
  • Publication number: 20160051393
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure may include kinesiology tape that may include a first layer of fabric with an adhesive on a first side of the first layer of fabric. The kinesiology tape may also include a second layer of fabric that may be coupled to the first layer of fabric. The first layer of fabric and the second layer of fabric may form a receiving portion. The kinesiology tape may also include a support disposed in the receiving portion. The present disclosure may also relate to associated methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: GREGORY C. HAHN, RYAN DEWEY, JOHN MACKAY
  • Publication number: 20150124410
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a printed circuit board, and a circuit package mounted to the printed circuit board. The circuit package has a thermal pad. A first heat sink structure of the module is associated with the printed circuit board and has a wall defining a contact surface that contacts and thermally couples with the thermal pad. The wall includes at least one aperture there-through. Solder paste is provided between the contact surface and the thermal pad to bond the contact surface to the thermal pad, with the at least one aperture being constructed and arranged to aid in outgassing of the solder paste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongguo Chen, Hujiao Wang, David A. Holtzclaw, Wei Qi, Benjamin Lee Davis, John MacKay
  • Publication number: 20150125617
    Abstract: An activator means for use in activating or re-activating adhesive and sealant compositions that have been pre-applied to a bonding surface prior to mating said bonding surface said means having a plurality of features for directly acting upon the pre-applied composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Appvion, Inc.
    Inventors: John MacKay Lazar, Todd Arlin Schwantes, Frederick Edward Charles Lidington
  • Patent number: 8893760
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in activating or re-activating adhesive and sealant compositions that have been pre-applied to a bonding surface prior to mating said bonding surface, said apparatus having a plurality of features for directly acting upon the pre-applied composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Appvion, Inc
    Inventors: John MacKay Lazar, Todd Arlin Schwantes, Frederick Edward Charles Lidington
  • Patent number: 8715499
    Abstract: A method of operating chromatography column apparatus comprising a column tube (101) and first and second discrete end cell structures, associated with the respective ends of the column tube and positionable to close off the column tube and define therein a column space for retaining chromatography medium in use of the apparatus. The first end cell portion comprises a piston portion (106) fitting slidably in the column tube. The column tube and the second end cell structure are separated to provide an access spacing between them. The piston portion (106) of the first end cell structure is advanced through the column tube to expose it at the open second end of the column tube, for maintenance of the piston portion thus exposed. Corresponding chromatography apparatus is another aspect of the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald James Spencer, Neil John Walker, John Mackay Scott
  • Publication number: 20140024600
    Abstract: Drug-polymer chemotherapeutics are provided having improved therapeutic efficacy and reduced dose-limiting toxicity. Methods are also provided for modulating the architecture, pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of drug-polymers and for reducing the dependence of transition temperature on concentration for drug-polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: DUKE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ashutosh Chilkoti, John A. MacKay, Matthew R. Dreher
  • Patent number: D750789
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: KT HEALTH, LLC
    Inventors: John Mackay, Ryan Dewey, Gregory C. Hahn
  • Patent number: D782687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KT Health, LLC
    Inventors: John Mackay, Ryan Dewey, Gregory C. Hahn
  • Patent number: D787690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KT Health, LLC
    Inventors: John Mackay, Ryan Dewey, Gregory C. Hahn