Patents by Inventor John P. Andrews

John P. Andrews 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: 8756119
    Abstract: A method for aggregating mobile phone orders for shipping to a recipient comprising analyzing, by a server computer, orders placed via a plurality of ordering systems, wherein the orders may comprises a plurality of ordered items; identifying, by the server computer, recipient addresses with common destinations; unifying, by the server computer, the identified recipient addresses with common destinations; determining, by the server computer, criteria for when to release an order for shipment to a recipient; accumulating, by the server computer, ordered items for the recipient; combining, by the server computer, the accumulated ordered items into a shipment, wherein a shipment comprises at least one container; and releasing, by the server computer, the container for shipment when at least one of the criteria is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: John P. Andrews, Abhik Barua, Deandra T. Cassone, Mark William Reiff
  • Patent number: 5585628
    Abstract: A method of surveying a surface to determine the existence of a radiation source, e.g., a radioactive source, providing a procedure for determining an optimum scan velocity for scanning past a source so as to provide the required degree of confidence to detect the presence of radiation sources while avoiding false source detection. A first scan velocity is selected based upon detector information and the nature of the survey surface, following which spreadsheet-type calculations are made based upon the expected maximum source count rate, background rate and the selected velocity. The spreadsheet calculations provide an indication of the confidence of distinguishing source activity from background radiation at the selected scan velocity. The indicated confidence is compared to the required confidence level, and when the indicated confidence is not optimally close to the required confidence, another scan velocity is selected and the spreadsheet calculations are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John P. Andrews, Gerard V. Policastro
  • Patent number: 4760260
    Abstract: A diagnostic whole body counter includes both a detector for external or beta radiation and a detector for internal or gamma radiation. A subject stands on a platform and external radiation detectors inset in a back wall of the radiation detector are employed to quickly check for any external radiation on the subject. After it is determined that no external radiation is present, the subject is scanned using an internal radiation detector which is transported vertically along the length of the subject. An intrinsic germanium detector is employed as the internal radiation detector to provide a highly accurate determination of radiation dosage. Variable diameter lead collimators are positioned in front of the internal radiation detector to vary the size of the area scanned by the internal radiation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Walsh, John P. Andrews, Robin R. Shult