Patents by Inventor John May

John May 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: 20190188508
    Abstract: In some examples, this disclosure describes a system for verifying identities of a first user and a second user. In some examples, the system includes processing circuitry and a memory device configured to store biometric verification data associated with the first user and the second user. In some examples, the system also includes an input device configured to receive biometric input data and transmit the biometric input data to the processing circuitry. In some examples, the processing circuitry is configured to determine whether the biometric input data matches biometric verification data for the first user or the second user, unlock the aircraft in response to determining that the biometric input data matches biometric verification data for the first user or the second user, and activate the aircraft for operation in response to determining that the biometric input data matches biometric verification data for the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Zebley, Patricia May Ververs, Kelly L. Boren, Douglas C. Martens
  • Publication number: 20190178959
    Abstract: A system and method for performing vector magnetometry are described. A method can include illuminating diamond with a modulated optical signal and a modulated microwave (MW) signal. A first, bias magnetic field is also applied to the diamond. Light emitted from the diamond in response to the optical signal, the MW signal, and the first magnetic field is detected via a single detector at a fixed position relative to the diamond. A modulation of the detected light encodes information corresponding to a plurality of nitrogen vacancy (NV) axes of the diamond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: John Francis BARRY, Jennifer May SCHLOSS, Matthew James TURNER, Mikael Paul BACKLUND, Ronald WALSWORTH
  • Publication number: 20190153176
    Abstract: This specification describes an ion exchange membrane and a method of making it. The membrane may be used, for example, in an electrodialysis module or electrochemical cell. The membrane comprises an ion exchange polymer and inorganic particles preferably linked to the ion exchange polymer. To make a membrane, inorganic particles are mixed into an ion exchange membrane pre-cursor. A polymerization initiator or catalyst is then added and the resulting mixture is placed in a form and cured. The inorganic particles may comprise, for example, an oxidized form of graphite such as graphite oxide. The ion exchange polymer may comprise an ionic monomer, containing a quaternary ammonium group for anion exchange or a sulfonate group for cation exchange, along with a crosslinking co-monomer containing polymerizable diacrylic functionalities. The membrane is self-supporting and can be made without a supporting fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kai ZHANG, John H. Barber, Russell James MacDonald, Yongchang Zheng, Li May Goh, Yan Gao, Yonghong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190142262
    Abstract: A multifunctional visualization instrument is provided that, in certain embodiments, includes a body having a proximal end and a distal end. The multifunctional visualization instrument includes a display screen on the body and a camera stick at the distal end of the body and comprising an arm and a camera. The arm of the camera stick is sized to fit within a channel of a removable laryngoscope blade. The multifunctional visualization instrument includes a port on a surface of the laryngoscope, configured to mate with an introducer and a steering input for steering the introducer, displayed on the display screen simultaneously with an image of the patient captured by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Douglas Colin Inglis, Hua Yang, Matthew John Ross McGrath, Michael Ng, Andrew J. Gano, Rhea Marie May
  • Patent number: 10086422
    Abstract: A value stream process or method for forming vehicle rails from extruded aluminum tubes includes the steps of extruding an aluminum tube and hydroforming the extruded aluminum tube into a vehicle rail. More specifically, the method includes extruding the aluminum tube, bending the aluminum tube, preforming the aluminum tube, hydroforming the aluminum tube into a vehicle rail, trimming the vehicle rail to length and then artificially aging the rail followed by batch chemical pretreatment. In an alternative embodiment the artificial aging and batch chemical pretreatment processes are performed in reverse order. In either of the embodiments, localized induction annealing to recover formability may be performed between bending and preforming, between preforming and hydroforming or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S. George Luckey, Jr., David John Hill, Peter A. Friedman, Christopher John May, Stephen Kernosky, Andrey M. Ilinich
  • Patent number: 10065230
    Abstract: A frame component of a vehicle, such as a header beam that couples between the A-pillars of a vehicle frame, includes an extruded hollow member having top and bottom exterior walls and side walls that together enclose an elongated internal volume of the hollow member. A pair of interior walls extends along the internal volume separating outer load sections adjacent to the side walls from a central attachment section. The outer load sections are void of apertures for supporting continuous load paths. A formation on the bottom exterior wall protrudes into the internal volume in the central attachment section. The formation includes an inset surface angled, located, and otherwise configured for attaching a subassembly to the frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Joyce, Christopher John May, Jack Lashbrook
  • Publication number: 20180237072
    Abstract: A vehicle body includes a rocker panel elongated along an axis. The vehicle body includes a pillar fixed to the rocker panel and elongated in a direction transverse to the axis. The rocker panel includes a first flange and a second flange. The first flange and the second flange are on opposite sides of the pillar and spaced from each other in a direction parallel to the axis. The vehicle body includes a reinforcement fixed to the first and second flanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: GaRam Jun, Bret Kirchner, Chienhom Lee, Ken Garbinski, Christopher John May
  • Publication number: 20180148105
    Abstract: A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow body portion with supportive legs extending within the hollow interior along the length of the beam segment, defining uninterrupted forward and rearward box sections for supporting continuous load paths on the header beam. The end portions of the beam segment are clamped and the beam segment is stretch bent to form a curvature between the end portions that remain generally straight. A front flange extends forward along the body portion and is struck proximate the end portions to form an edge that is parallel to the curvature formed between the end portions. The end portions are attached to the A-pillars and the edge of the front flange is attached to a windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Joyce, Jack Lashbrook, Duncan Whipps, Christopher John May, Darrin Neil Wagner
  • Patent number: 9914483
    Abstract: A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow body portion with supportive legs extending within the hollow interior along the length of the beam segment, defining uninterrupted forward and rearward box sections for supporting continuous load paths on the header beam. The end portions of the beam segment are clamped and the beam segment is stretch bent to form a curvature between the end portions that remain generally straight. A front flange extends forward along the body portion and is struck proximate the end portions to form an edge that is parallel to the curvature formed between the end portions. The end portions are attached to the A-pillars and the edge of the front flange is attached to a windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John Joyce, Jack Lashbrook, Duncan Whipps, Christopher John May, Darrin Neil Wagner
  • Patent number: 9828035
    Abstract: A vehicle body includes a roof rail elongated along a longitudinal axis, and first and second bows each connected to the roof rail. A brace includes a base, a first arm and a second arm. The base is elongated along the longitudinal axis, with the first arm extending from the base along the first bow and fixed to the first bow, and the second arm spaced from the first arm and extending from the base along the second bow and fixed to the second bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelmonaam Sassi, Matthew B. Makowski, Frank Timm, Tofiqul Islam, Matthias Hofmann, Christopher John May, Jaspinder S. Sahi
  • Publication number: 20170338534
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery includes a plurality of cells, each comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte. The electrolyte includes a lithium salt and contacts the positive and the negative electrode. The lithium ion battery includes a heating layer made of a PTC polymer. In another embodiment, a lithium ion cell includes an electrolyte comprising a lithium salt, a positive electrode in contact with the electrolyte, a negative electrode in contact with the electrolyte, and a heating layer made of a PTC polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Duncan Sutherland, Christopher John Mays
  • Publication number: 20170151603
    Abstract: A frame component of a vehicle, such as a header beam that couples between the A-pillars of a vehicle frame, includes an extruded hollow member having top and bottom exterior walls and side walls that together enclose an elongated internal volume of the hollow member. A pair of interior walls extends along the internal volume separating outer load sections adjacent to the side walls from a central attachment section. The outer load sections are void of apertures for supporting continuous load paths. A formation on the bottom exterior wall protrudes into the internal volume in the central attachment section. The formation includes an inset surface angled, located, and otherwise configured for attaching a subassembly to the frame component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: John Joyce, Christopher John May, Jack Lashbrook
  • Publication number: 20170072450
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for forming an aluminum alloy vehicle body component. An aluminum alloy billet is extruded into an aluminum tube that includes longitudinal weld seams formed in a sidewall of the tube during extrusion. A weld seam locating pip is also formed on a sidewall of the tube during extrusion. The pip is used to locate the weld seams during manufacturing of the body component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher John May, S. George Luckey, Andrey M. Ilinich, Stephen Kernosky, Kiran Kumar Mallela, Brett D. Irick
  • Patent number: 9545657
    Abstract: A method of hydroforming a vehicle rail from an extruded aluminum tube includes the steps of positioning the extruded aluminum tube into a hydroforming die and partially closing the hydroforming die. Next is the step of applying a liquid under a first level of pressure to the extruded aluminum tube in the hydroforming die. This is followed by engaging an inner radius of a bend in the extruded aluminum tube with the hydroforming die before completely closing the hydroforming die and increasing the level of liquid pressure in the workpiece to a second level to form and hydro-pierce a part from the extruded aluminum tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrey M. Ilinich, Stephen Kernosky, Christopher John May, S. George Luckey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9533343
    Abstract: An extruded aluminum alloy tube for hydroforming into an automotive body component includes a wall defining a closed perimeter. The wall includes weld seams disposed in the wall and running longitudinally along the tube. An extruded pip is disposed on the wall and runs longitudinally along the tube. The pip is parallel to the seams and is configured to identify a location of the seams for alignment of the tube during manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher John May, S. George Luckey, Jr., Andrey M. Ilinich, Stephen Kernosky, Kiran Kumar Mallela, Brett D. Irick
  • Patent number: 9505447
    Abstract: A hydro-formed body side rail is assembled by a bracket to a front header. The front header is an extruded cross-car structural support that is joined to the body side rail by a framed joint. A gap is defined between the body side outer panel and the hydro-formed side rail relative to a lateral end of a front header. Side impact test loads are applied initially to the body side rail and compress the bracket. Compression of the bracket closes the gap and the impact loads are applied to the cross-car structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher John May, Duncan Whipps, Darrin Neil Wagner, Fubang Wu, John Joyce
  • Patent number: 9333310
    Abstract: A sheet driver for use in a medicament dispenser with blister pockets includes: (a) a base, extending from the base, (b) a shaft defining a rotational axis; at the base, (c) a drive surface for receipt of drive to rotate the base about the rotational axis; about the shaft, (d) a torsion spring defining first and second spring legs; mounting about the shaft and the torsion spring for rotation about the rotational axis, and (e) a hub defining a hub surface for receipt of a sheet of the medicament carrier, the hub surface being adapted to provide an initial effective winding surface which provides uniform indexing of the medicament carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Jones, James John May, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Mark Gregory Palmer, Robert William Tansley
  • Publication number: 20160039472
    Abstract: A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow body portion with supportive legs extending within the hollow interior along the length of the beam segment, defining uninterrupted forward and rearward box sections for supporting continuous load paths on the header beam. The end portions of the beam segment are clamped and the beam segment is stretch bent to form a curvature between the end portions that remain generally straight. A front flange extends forward along the body portion and is struck proximate the end portions to form an edge that is parallel to the curvature formed between the end portions. The end portions are attached to the A-pillars and the edge of the front flange is attached to a windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: John Joyce, Jack Lashbrook, Duncan Whipps, Christopher John May, Darrin Neil Wagner
  • Publication number: 20160001345
    Abstract: A value stream process or method for forming vehicle rails from extruded aluminum tubes includes the steps of extruding an aluminum tube and hydroforming the extruded aluminum tube into a vehicle rail. More specifically, the method includes extruding the aluminum tube, bending the aluminum tube, preforming the aluminum tube, hydroforming the aluminum tube into a vehicle rail, trimming the vehicle rail to length and then artificially aging the rail followed by batch chemical pretreatment. In an alternative embodiment the artificial aging and batch chemical pretreatment processes are performed in reverse order. In either of the embodiments, localized induction annealing to recover formability may be performed between bending and preforming, between preforming and hydroforming or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. George Luckey, JR., David John Hill, Peter A. Friedman, Christopher John May, Stephen Kernosky, Andrey M. Ilinich
  • Publication number: 20150375794
    Abstract: A hydro-formed body side rail is assembled by a bracket to a front header. The front header is an extruded cross-car structural support that is joined to the body side rail by a framed joint. A gap is defined between the body side outer panel and the hydro-formed side rail relative to a lateral end of a front header. Side impact test loads are applied initially to the body side rail and compress the bracket. Compression of the bracket closes the gap and the impact loads are applied to the cross-car structural support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher John May, Duncan Whipps, Darrin Neil Wagner, Fubang Wu, John Joyce