Patents by Inventor John Parker

John Parker 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: 10590767
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a parameter of a production fluid in a wellbore by providing an initially blocked isolated communication path between a sensor and an aperture formed in a sleeve. The isolated communication path is subsequently unblocked to allow measurements of the parameter of the production fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Lembcke, Charles D. Parker, Jason Scott Kiddy, Iain Greenan
  • Patent number: 10593151
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for dispatching a person to an electronic gaming machine in response to a predefined event at the electronic gaming machine. A listing of casino agents who may be dispatched is stored on in a database. A communication on a network of gaming machines is received indicating that a casino agent should be dispatched to one of the electronic gaming machines. A signal is automatically sent to a wireless device carried by a person including data that identifies the one electronic gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventors: John F. Acres, Kevin Parker, Andrea McCurry
  • Publication number: 20200084862
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing illumination may be provided in accordance with the invention. A lighting unit may be provided comprising a plurality of light sources, each light source of said plurality being at least partially surrounded by an optical element, and a support configured to support the light source above a surface. The light sources may be light emitting plasma sources, and the support may be a high-mast support. In some embodiments, the optical element may be a reflector containing one or more facets, directing the light toward the surface. In some configurations, each light source of said plurality may be independently controllable and/or dimmable. A lighting unit may communicate with an external controller, which may provide instructions for controlling the light sources. A lighting system may be provided with a host controlling a plurality of lighting units, which may be organized into zones. The zones, lighting units, and/or light sources may be independently controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Chalmers, Bradley D. Lurie, John Parker Chalmers, Christopher Alvarez, Ramiro Barajas, Ryan Chase Kelly, Dan Woodall
  • Patent number: 10582970
    Abstract: A system and method of diagnosing tissue integrity related to a joint of a patient may include imaging a first bone of the joint of the patient, determining a bone density profile of the first bone based on results of the imaging step, comparing the bone density profile of the first bone to at least one reference bone density profile of a reference first bone, and predicting an integrity of a tissue with respect to the first bone based on the comparison. The first bone may be a tibia and the bone density profile of the tibia may include a bone density profile of a sulcus of a medial tibial condyle of the tibia. The tissue may be an anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) and the predicting step may include predicting the integrity of both an anteromedial bundle and a posterolateral bundle of the ACL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Gokce Yildirim, John Parker
  • Publication number: 20200028934
    Abstract: A private network system operates over a public network to provide an asymmetric service to members with information from other members and non-members. The system includes central servers and databases connected via the public network to client systems of public network users. The users may be members who communicate with a private protocol or non-members who communicate with the public protocol. A process for the private service includes communication of information between users via the private service servers. The private service server implements the private service, which includes a viral engine for network deployment. Features of the viral engine include genetic algorithms, data mining, personalization, frictionless service setup, user maximization, and member-controlled privacy. A sample setup process and contact update wizard that include several viral engine features are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: John T. Masonis, Sean Parker, Cameron T. Ring, Richard J. Carey
  • Patent number: 10526301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process to produce a purified vapor comprising dialkyl-furan-2,5-dicarboxylate (DAFD). Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and an alcohol in an esterification zone to generate a crude diester stream containing dialkyl furan dicarboxylate (DAFD), unreacted alcohol, 5-(alkoxycarbonyl)furan-2-carboxylic acid (ACFC), and alkyl furan-2-carboxylate (AFC). The esterification zone comprises at least one reactor that has been previously used in an DMT process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin John Fontenot, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka, Kenny Randolph Parker, Ashfaq Shahanawaz Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200002301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process to produce a purified vapor comprising dialkyl-furan-2,5-dicarboxylate (DAFD). Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and an alcohol in an esterification zone to generate a crude diester stream containing dialkyl furan dicarboxylate (DAFD), unreacted alcohol, 5-(alkoxycarbonyl)furan-2-carboxylic acid (ACFC), and alkyl furan-2-carboxylate (AFC). The esterification zone comprises at least one reactor that has been previously used in an DMT process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin John Fontenot, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka, Kenny Randolph Parker, Ashfaq Shahanawaz Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20190388327
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an orally acceptable vehicle is disclosed. The orally acceptable vehicle includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, and an enzyme that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between the source of hydrogen peroxide and the acyl donor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jennifer GRONLUND, Guofeng XU, Venda Porter MALONEY, Junhong MAO, Shaotang YUAN, Suman CHOPRA, Jodie PARKER, Rajnish KOHLI, Robert DICOSIMO, Kari A. FOSSER, Sharon L. HAYNIE, Mark S. PAYNE, John T. GANNON
  • Patent number: 10505340
    Abstract: Described are various configurations of integrated wavelength lockers including asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometers (AMZIs) and associated detectors. Various embodiments provide improved wavelength-locking accuracy by using an active tuning element in the AMZI to achieve an operational position with high locking sensitivity, a coherent receiver to reduce the frequency-dependence of the locking sensitivity, and/or a temperature sensor and/or strain gauge to computationally correct for the effect of temperature or strain changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20190366970
    Abstract: A side inflatable airbag assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. Inflatable airbag assemblies may provide protection for an occupant in a vehicle collision event. In a side collision event, or other event producing lateral movement of the occupant relative to the vehicle, the disclosed inflatable airbag assembly may receive and support the occupant during ride down so as to prevent or minimize injury resulting from impact with a vehicle door, sidewall, center console, or other vehicle structure disposed lateral to the vehicle seating position. The disclosed airbag may differentially support the occupant buy providing varied degrees of support for the shoulder and pelvis, and the torso, which may be particularly beneficial to an elderly occupant whose bones may be more susceptible to some injury types and modes as a result of age-incident health issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: Autoliv ASP, Inc., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Derek John Wiscombe, Don Larry Parker, Terry Alan Wheelwright, Andrew Lawrence Holliday, Charles Paul Dinsdale, Bryant S. Whitcomb, Craig Allen Markusic
  • Publication number: 20190339181
    Abstract: A system and method for applying force to at least one device at least one force actuator including a processor accessing at least one description of the at least one device, the processor creating command information based at least on the at least one description, and a controller accessing the command information, the controller creating at least one motion command based on the command information, the controller issuing the at least one motion command, the motion command enabling the testing of the at least one device by controlling the at least one force actuator based on the at least one motion command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Dirk A. Van der Merwe, Grant A. Peret, John C. Anastasiou, Jonathan Parker, Michael A. Baker
  • Publication number: 20190329214
    Abstract: Functionalized zeolites, including a zeolite substrate and a self-assembled monolayer of a phosphonic acid on a surface of the zeolite substrate, are disclosed, as are methods of making and using the functionalized zeolites. The disclosed methods and compositions have various applications, including in the use of molecular sieves to separate small-molecule gases from mixtures thereof. Gas adsorption selectivities and diffusion rates of the functionalized zeolites may be tuned or selected according to the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: John L. Falconer, James William Medlin, Lucas Delano Ellis, Hans H. Funke, Surya Parker
  • Patent number: 10461396
    Abstract: A system for providing information to a magnetic card reader. The system comprises an antenna (in one embodiment comprising a multi-purpose antenna or an antenna module) and a microprocessor for applying a differential signal to the antenna. The differential signal represents data stored in a memory segment of the microprocessor or in a memory connected to the microprocessor. The antenna transmits an alternating magnetic field representing the information the alternating magnetic field is responsive to the differential signal and received by the magnetic card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fit Pay, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tunnell, Jacob Zurasky, Brian Keen, John Camuso, Trevor Parker
  • Publication number: 20190318571
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for creating an electronic log for documenting entries into electronic gaming machines on a network. The network is monitored by a network computing device. People who enter the machines carry mobile computing devices that communicate over a normally operating wireless network. Cooperating among the network computing device and the wireless network results in creating an entry that includes the identify of a person entering one of the gaming machines, the identity of the gaming machine entered, and the reason for entry. The entry is stored in an electronic log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: JOHN F. ACRES, Andrea McCurry, Kevin Parker
  • Patent number: 10441636
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method of diagnosing, prognosing or monitoring the development or progress of metastatic cancer, more particularly bone metastatic cancer. The method of the present invention more particularly provides a method for detecting metastatic cancer, or a predisposition thereto, by screening for the differential expression of a panel of genes which comprise an IRF7 binding site. In a related aspect, the present invention provides a method of therapeutically or prophylactically treating metastatic cancer, in particular bone metastatic cancer. More particularly, the present invention provides a means of therapeutically or prophylactically treating metastatic cancer by upregulating type I IFN levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Belinda Sheree Parker, Paul John Hertzog
  • Patent number: 10441500
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method for representing intensity levels indicative of a first type of sense of a subject (150) by parameter values for a different second type of sense of the subject (150). The method comprises determining (210) a first parameter value for the second type of sense representing a first intensity level indicative of the first type of sense; and determining (220) a second parameter value for the second type of sense representing a second intensity level indicative of the first type of sense with reference to the first parameter value, wherein the first parameter value differs from the second parameter value by at least one Just-Noticeable-Difference (JND) of the second type of sense of the subject (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: National ICT Australia Limited
    Inventors: Hendrik Christiaan Stronks, Nick Barnes, Daniel John Parker
  • Publication number: 20190308811
    Abstract: A multi-use garbage truck has an ability to not only to front load containers of garbage into a hopper in a refuse collection body, but also an ability to swap out the forks, if not arm connection assemblies, or even entire frame arms, to be replaced with one of a plurality of attachments which connect to at least one, if not both frame arms with attachments for various uses such as snow plow, leaf blower, street sweeper, bucket, grapple, etc. Furthermore, an ability to independently operate the left frame arm relative to the right frame arm can now be provided so that the left frame arm can utilize and perform one function and the right frame arm provide another or at least be independently operable from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Shane Peek, Richard Ford, Chad Gentry, John Smith, Bobby McKinney, John Bedwell, Brian Parker, Ken Beaver
  • Publication number: 20190311314
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for dispatching a person to a location in a casino to respond to a request for service at the location. A dispatched person may use his or her mobile computing device to indicate availability to assist with other calls and may create, join, or intercept a call while on one or more current calls. The dispatch system automatically assigns the same person to all calls generated at the same machine or at different machines that are each associated with the same identified player. The dispatched person may use his or her mobile computing device to selectively switch among the calls on which he or she is currently working.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: JOHN F. ACRES, KEVIN PARKER, ANDREA MCCURRY
  • Patent number: 10421736
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process to produce a purified vapor comprising dialkyl-furan-2,5-dicarboxylate (DAFD). Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and an alcohol in an esterification zone to generate a crude diester stream containing dialkyl furan dicarboxylate (DAFD), unreacted alcohol, 5-(alkoxycarbonyl)furan-2-carboxylic acid (ACFC), and alkyl furan-2-carboxylate (AFC). The esterification zone comprises at least one reactor that has been previously used in an DMT process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin John Fontenot, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka, Kenny Randolph Parker, Ashfaq Shahanawaz Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10413500
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an orally acceptable vehicle is disclosed. The orally acceptable vehicle includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, and an enzyme that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between the source of hydrogen peroxide and the acyl donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Gronlund, Guofeng Xu, Venda Porter Maloney, Junhong Mao, Shaotang Yuan, Suman Chopra, Jodie Parker, Rajnish Kohli, Robert Dicosimo, Kari A Fosser, Sharon Haynie, Mark S. Payne, John Thomas Gannon