Patents by Inventor John McDonald

John McDonald 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: 20210054713
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for introducing a fluid into a subsea production flow system, a system and a method of use. The apparatus comprises a first flow path through the apparatus for fluidly coupling a subsea well to a subsea production flow system and an inlet for receiving a fluid. A second flow path fluidly connects the inlet and the subsea production flow system. A valve is operable to control the flow of the fluid through the inlet to the subsea production flow system. In one embodiment, the invention provides an apparatus for preventing or reducing flow of a first treatment chemical into a subsea production flow system, a system, and a method of use. In an alternative embodiment, the invention provides an apparatus for injecting a gas into a subsea production flow system, a system, and a method of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ian Donald, John Reid, Craig McDonald
  • Publication number: 20210002986
    Abstract: The invention provides a jumper termination apparatus for a subsea jumper flowline, a flow system for a subsea hydrocarbon production or injection installation incorporating such a jumper termination apparatus, and a method of use. The jumper termination apparatus comprises a body, a jumper coupling means configured to couple the body to a jumper flowline, and a connector coupling means configured to couple the body to a subsea manifold connector. An access interface is disposed on the body. The body defines a first flow path from a coupled jumper flowline to a coupled subsea manifold connector, and a second flow path from the access interface to the first flow path or the subsea manifold connector. The access interface is configured to be connected to a second jumper flowline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ian Donald, John Reid, Craig McDonald
  • Publication number: 20200408072
    Abstract: The invention provides an access apparatus for accessing a flow system in a subsea oil and gas production installation, a method of installation and a subsea horizontal connection installation. In one aspect, the access apparatus comprises a body, a plurality of connectors configured to connect the apparatus to the flow system and an access interface providing an access point to the flow system. The body defines at least one bore which fluidly connects at least one of the plurality of connectors to the access interface to provide a path between the access interface and the flow system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ian DONALD, John REID, Craig MCDONALD
  • Publication number: 20200385207
    Abstract: A system for parcel delivery may be provided using a package Pickup and Receiving Stations (PRS), sometimes also referred to as a Hub or Local Automated Hub. In some applications, it may be desirable to provide a number of PRSs located in areas having a high volume of local package delivery. Parcels directed to a recipient within an area serviced by the PRS may be delivered in bulk to the PRS by a parcel carrier. The PRS may then attend to final delivery to each parcel's recipient, preferably using an automated ground vehicle (AGV). Additionally or alternatively, consumers may tender packages to an AGV for, e.g., subsequent retrieval by a package carrier for further transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Mark GODWIN, Austin OEHLERKING, John MCDONALD, Jordan Gatti
  • Publication number: 20200376432
    Abstract: A selective catalytic reduction system may include a single housing defining a single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include a diesel particulate filter disposed within the single housing and having a DPF center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include an SCR catalyst disposed within the single housing and having a center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. In some implementations, the diesel particulate filter may include one or more SiC filters. In some implementations, the SCR catalyst may include one or more extruded SCR catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph G. Zoran, Ryan M. Johnson, David M. Sarcona, A. Carl McDonald, JR., Kenneth R. Federle, John G. Buechler, Scott Lubenow
  • Publication number: 20200348947
    Abstract: Techniques related to hosted client management comprising providing a hosted client instance over a network interface for communicatively coupling with a remote client device, the hosted client instance including a first application component for performing a first plurality of actions associated with the hosted client instance and a second application component for performing a second plurality of actions, monitoring, by the first application component, the second application component for an event associated with the second application component, determining that the event impacts the first application component based on one or more dependency tables associated with the second application component, and displaying, in a user interface of the first application component, information related to the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: David Thigpen, Caitlin Anne Markham, John Alan Botica, Andrew McDonald, Jason Douglas Aloia, Anthony Michael Arobone
  • Publication number: 20200342392
    Abstract: An automated package Pickup and Receiving Station (PRS) (100) with autonomous ground vehicles (AGV) (18) are presented, which may be used to pick up, deliver and securely store packages (28), parcels, mail, prepared food, groceries or other items that may be placed in a tray, which may include an integrated container. A portal (10) facilitates loading of items into, and removal of items from, the PRS (100). Within the PRS (100), items (28) may be transported from source to destination on standardized trays (25), via a two-dimensional gantry (32) and an end of arm tool (22). The gantry (32) may be oriented for movement through a central corridor (21) in the PRS (100), with end of arm tool (22) adapted for pushing trays towards, or pulling trays from, either side of the gantry (32). Items may be stored on a tray (25) in internal shelving (20), or placed directly into an AGV (18), on either side of the PRS (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Mark GODWIN, Austin OEHLERKING, John MCDONALD
  • Publication number: 20200312795
    Abstract: A packaging substrate and a method for mounting an integrated circuit and/or a circuit component is presented. The packaging substrate has an upper surface for mounting the integrated circuit and/or circuit component, a non-conductive material, an inductor structure at least partially embedded in the non-conductive material. The inductor structure has i) a first conductive material at least partially on a first layer, ii) a second conductive material at least partially on a second layer, and iii) a plurality of conductive pillars, wherein the first conductive material, the second conductive material and the conductive pillars are arranged to form a first coil having an inductance. The first coil is arranged as one of a) a solenoid having an axis that is approximately parallel to the upper surface of the packaging substrate, and b) a toroid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: John McDonald, Tom Truong, David Chow
  • Patent number: 10786783
    Abstract: A selective catalytic reduction system may include a single housing defining a single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include a diesel particulate filter disposed within the single housing and having a DPF center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include an SCR catalyst disposed within the single housing and having a center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. In some implementations, the diesel particulate filter may include one or more SiC filters. In some implementations, the SCR catalyst may include one or more extruded SCR catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph G. Zoran, Ryan M. Johnson, David M. Sarcona, A. Carl McDonald, Jr., Kenneth R. Federle, John G. Buechler, Scott Lubenow
  • Publication number: 20200288936
    Abstract: A control system for a robotic floor cleaning machine configured to perform a cleaning operation along a cleaning path can comprise a controller, and a plurality of sensors. The controller can be configured to control autonomous movement of the robotic floor cleaning machine along the cleaning path and autonomous performance of the cleaning operation. The plurality of sensors can be configured to sense a location of the robotic floor cleaning machine relative to surroundings of the robotic floor cleaning machine. At least two sensors from the plurality of sensors are configured to locate the robotic floor cleaning machine in overlapping areas of the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kipp Knutson, Stuart McDonald, Stephen Klopp, John Black, Dave Wood, Donald Joseph Legatt
  • Patent number: 10774052
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Celgene CAR LLC, Sanofi
    Inventors: Laura Akullian D'Agostino, Robert Tjin Tham Sjin, Deqiang Niu, Joseph John McDonald, Zhendong Zhu, Haibo Liu, Hormoz Mazdiyasni, Russell C. Petter, Juswinder Singh, Matthieu Barrague, Alexandre Gross, Mark Munson
  • Publication number: 20200215383
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for non-linear breathing entrainment. As described herein, “breathing entrainment” refers to guiding a user's breath or breathing. According to an aspect, an initial breathing period and a final breathing period are selected. Based on the initial and final breathing periods, a non-linear breath rate per minute sequence is determined. A guiding stimulus is output and aligned with the non-linear breath rate per minute sequence. The guiding stimulus is non-linearly altered with the non-linear breath rate per minute sequence to align with the final breathing period over an interval of time. The non-linear alterations of the guiding stimulus vary based on an amount of time the guiding stimulus has been output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Harsh A. MANKODI, David Rolland CRIST, Christopher R. PAETSCH, Joseph ROSSI, Sara ADKINS, Chia-Ling LI, Navaneethan SIVAGNANASUNDARAM, Kathleen Elizabeth KREMER, Alexander de Raadt St James, Jeffrey MILLER, Connor ROG, Stephen A. MCDONALD, Paul NADDAFF, John Andrew TROTTER, Victoria A. GRACE
  • Publication number: 20200156004
    Abstract: A selective catalytic reduction system may include a single housing defining a single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include a diesel particulate filter disposed within the single housing and having a DPF center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include an SCR catalyst disposed within the single housing and having a center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. In some implementations, the diesel particulate filter may include one or more SiC filters. In some implementations, the SCR catalyst may include one or more extruded SCR catalysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph G. Zoran, Ryan M. Johnson, David M. Sarcona, A. Carl McDonald, JR., Kenneth R. Federle, John G. Buechler, Scott Lubenow
  • Publication number: 20200117685
    Abstract: A system and method, which may be an offline method, extracts relevant image features about listing items in a network-based publication system for enabling image similarity searching of such listing items. When a seller lists an item, an image of the item is uploaded and may be sent to a picture processing service, which generates several digests. The digests are compressed data structures each representing a particular image feature such as edge, color, texture, or words. These digests are then stored in a search database, where the digests can be used to retrieve listings by image similarity at scale. A similar process can be performed for a query listing for searching the search database for items similar to the query listing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Naren Chittar, Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Ryan McDonald, John Roper, Michael Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10620388
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable assembly for terminating a cable using an interior seal component in a passage of a retention body and methods for making the same. The interior seal component inhibits a bonding material from passing through to unintended portions of the retention body, and also serves to position the cable within the retention body during termination. Embodiments may include an optional end seal for inhibiting the bonding agent from escaping the retention body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Micah Colen Isenhour, Alvin John McDonald, Hieu Vinh Tran
  • Patent number: 10618902
    Abstract: The present invention provides substituted pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine compounds useful as inhibitors of protein kinases, pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Celgene CAR LLC, Sanofi
    Inventors: Laura Akullian D'Agostino, Robert Tjin Tham Sjin, Deqiang Niu, Joseph John McDonald, Zhendong Zhu, Haibo Liu, Hormoz Mazdiyasni, Russell C. Petter, Juswinder Singh, Matthieu Barrague, Alexandre Gross, Mark Munson, Darren Harvey, Andrew Scholte, Sachin Maniar
  • Patent number: 10603279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid composition and an aqueous dispersion comprising nanoparticles of the anti-retroviral drug lopinavir. The solid composition and aqueous dispersion additionally comprise a mixture of a hydrophilic polymer and a surfactant. The surfactant is selected from vitamin-E-polyethylene glycol-succinate (Vit-E-PEG-succinate), a polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester, N-alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride, sodium deoxycholate, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, polyethyleneglycol-12-hydroxystearate, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), and a block copolymer of polyoxyethylene and polyoxypropylene, or a combination thereof. The hydrophilic polymer is suitably selected from polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), a polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol graft copolymer, a block copolymer of polyoxyethylene and polyoxypropylene, polyethylene glycol, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC), and polyvinylpyrrolidone, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Liverpool
    Inventors: Marco Norman Giardiello, Thomas Oliver McDonald, Andrew Owen, Steven Paul Rannard, Philip John Martin, Darren Lee Smith, James Long
  • Patent number: 10591950
    Abstract: The application relates to a Ramjet solid fuel having an ignition temperature of less than 400° C., the fuel comprising a bis-(ethylene oxy) methane polysulfide polymer (BMPP) and hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB), the copolymer having a BMPP/HTPB weight ratio of from 1/3 to 3/1; and the fuel comprising at least 85 weight % copolymer. The BMPP comprises from 5 to 8 weight percent mercaptan. Furthermore, the BMPP is selected from HS(RSS)aCH2CH((SSR)cCSH)CH2(SSR)bSH??a) where R?—(CH2)2OCH2O(CH2)2— and a+b+c<7; and H(SC2H4OCH2OC2H4S)nH where n=7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Brian McDonald, Jeremy Rice, John Stewart
  • Patent number: 10576419
    Abstract: A selective catalytic reduction system may include a single housing defining a single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include a diesel particulate filter disposed within the single housing and having a DPF center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. The selective catalytic reduction system may also include an SCR catalyst disposed within the single housing and having a center axis aligned with the single centerline axis. In some implementations, the diesel particulate filter may include one or more SiC filters. In some implementations, the SCR catalyst may include one or more extruded SCR catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph G. Zoran, Ryan M. Johnson, David M. Sarcona, A. Carl McDonald, Jr., Kenneth R. Federle, John G. Buechler, Scott Lubenow
  • Patent number: 10534133
    Abstract: Methods for cleaving an optical fiber that extends from a ferrule are provided herein. The ferrule can be aligned on a first side of a scribe wire and an unconstrained end of the optical fiber on a second side of the scribe wire. Tension can be applied to the scribe wire with the optical fiber. Relative motion between the scribe wire and the optical fiber can be caused, while the tension is applied with the optical fiber. The scribe wire and the optical fiber can be separated. A fiber optic shard can be cleaved from the optical fiber. The fiber optic shard may include the unconstrained end of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Alvin John McDonald, Jeremy Jason Schermerhorn, Hieu Vinh Tran