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: 10376565
    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: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Belinda Sheree Parker, Paul John Hertzog
  • Patent number: 10359143
    Abstract: A pipe liner has an elongate duct of thin laminated thermoplastic layers and remains relatively flexible and folded to a flat form. In this form, opposing sides of the duct are pressed into close proximity aided by folding of the duct, so the liner can be stored efficiently. In use, the liner is inserted into a pipe. The liner is subsequently heated and pressed against the inner surface of the pipe to form a close fit. Once the liner cools, it sets in place providing a close fitting pipe lining. In order to ensure adequate and even heating of the pipe liner during installation, heating is provided within the liner. The heating may comprise: a plurality of conductive filaments; electromagnetic susceptor material; or a plurality of magnetic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Craley Group Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Parker
  • Publication number: 20190222560
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising providing a federated search facility adapted to search for content on a plurality of disparate computer content storage facilities comprising receiving a computer content search request from a client computing device, wherein the user of the client computing device has access rights to secure computer content on at least one of a first content storage and a second content storage; executing a first computer content search on the first content storage and a second computer content search on the second content storage; receiving a first computer content search result from the first content storage and a second computer content search result from the second content storage; consolidating the first computer content search result and the second computer content search result into a consolidated computer content search result; and providing the consolidated computer content search result to the user as a single computer content search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Mayank Choudhary, Kevin L. McCarthy, Anupam Miharia, John William Giudice, Kiran Kumar Tadakamalla, Cole Parker Mercer, Peter Wenzel, Paul Tearnen, Clement Cazalot, Salil J. Darji, Jonathan Gorin
  • Patent number: 10354487
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Patent Investment & Licensing Company
    Inventors: John F. Acres, Andrea McCurry, Kevin Parker
  • Patent number: 10356205
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Plaxo, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Masonis, Sean Parker, Cameron T. Ring, Richard J. Carey
  • Patent number: 10345208
    Abstract: A system and method for applying force to at least one device by setting a target position of a pin with respect to the device, setting a target force that the pin will apply to the device, moving the pin towards the device, stopping the movement of the pin when the first of a force exerted on the device by the pin substantially equals the target force, or a position of the pin substantially equals the target position happens, and modifying the position of the pin to maintain the force of the pin on the device at substantially constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Grant A. Peret, John C. Anastasiou, Jonathan Parker, Michael A. Baker
  • Publication number: 20190204293
    Abstract: A chemical sensor for analyte solutions utilizes AC excitation of a sample distributed in one or more micro-wells of a measurement device. The sensors utilize narrowband filtering of the measured signal(s), resulting in a large reduction in noise. Synchronous detection is utilized to provide high discrimination of the desired signal from noise or interfering sources. Conductance and by extension impedance is measured by applying a constant alternating current (AC) voltage across the electrodes of each micro-well and measuring the resulting current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: John DONOHUE, Phil WAGGONER, Scott PARKER, Wolfgang HINZ, Chiu Tai Andrew WONG
  • Patent number: 10336283
    Abstract: Airbag cushions and airbag cushion assemblies comprising mitts or bends for mitigating injuries during oblique impacts. In some embodiments, the cushions may be configured to deploy so as to extend adjacent to an occupant in a vehicle laterally of the occupant and form a mitt configured to receive the occupant's head and/or thorax during an oblique impact event. The airbag cushion may comprise a first portion configured to, upon deployment, extend laterally of the occupant towards a front portion of the vehicle and a second portion configured to, upon deployment, extend at an angle relative to the first portion so as to form the mitt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Dean Rickenbach, Don Larry Parker, Terry Alan Wheelwright, Derek John Wiscombe, Christine Elizabeth Devey, Andrew Lawrence Holliday
  • Publication number: 20190193078
    Abstract: A system for the remote live auditing of biological samples contained in a cold storage vessel (10). The vessel (10) comprises one or more canisters (100(1), 100(2)), each of which comprises a connector (102(1), 102(2)) and is configured to hold at least one container (50), each of which contains one or more biological samples and has associated therewith an RFID tag identifying the container (50) in question. The system further comprises a docking assembly (200) mounted on the vessel (10) and comprising a plurality of connectors (202), each of which is configured to engage with the connector (102(1), 102(2)) of one of said canisters (100(1), 100(2)), thereby providing an electrical connection between the docking assembly (200) and the canister (50) in question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Enzo FIONDELLA, Peter PARKER, John DUNTON
  • Publication number: 20190199061
    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: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20190199060
    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: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Greogry Alan Fish
  • Patent number: 10330877
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes core elements wound in a pattern of stranding, the core elements comprising tubes surrounding optical fibers. The fiber optic cable further includes an binder film surrounding the stranded core elements. The binder film is continuous peripherally around the core elements, forming a continuous closed loop when viewed in cross-section, and continuous lengthwise along a length of the cable that is at least a meter. Further, the binder film is in radial tension and opposes outwardly transverse deflection of the core elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Warren Welborn McAlpine, Eric John Mozdy, Joel Laine Parker
  • Publication number: 20190190053
    Abstract: A power module system includes a plurality of vertically stacked power modules. The plurality of vertically stacked power modules include at least two vertical stacks. A shared exhaust plenum is located between the at least two vertical stacks of power modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Jessica Mahler, Ross Parker, Gilbert Richards, Barry Sharpe, Sean Dunn, Santi Lara, John O'Toole, David Trevisan, Carl Cottuli, David Weingaertner, Daniel Baynes
  • Publication number: 20190168704
    Abstract: Side airbag cushions, side airbag assemblies and related methods for stowing a side airbag cushion in a cover to provide, upon deployment, improved timing of pelvis coverage for an associated vehicle passenger are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Derek John Wiscombe, Charles Paul Dinsdale, Don Larry Parker, Terry Alan Wheelwright, Andrew Lawrence Holiday, Christine Elizabeth Devey
  • Publication number: 20190171084
    Abstract: In photonic integrated circuits implemented in silicon-on-insulator substrates, non-conductive channels formed, in accordance with various embodiments, in the silicon device layer and/or the silicon handle of the substrate in regions underneath radio-frequency transmission lines of photonic devices can provide breaks in parasitic conductive layers of the substrate, thereby reducing radio-frequency substrate losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Parker, Gregory Alan Fish, Brian R. Koch
  • Publication number: 20190170799
    Abstract: A probe for non-intrusively detecting imperfections in a test object made from metallic, non-conductive, and/or composite materials. The probe may include a capacitive measuring apparatus that includes at least two coplanar electrodes, an adjustment device to adjust a spatial separation between the electrodes, and a separation device. The separation device may maintain a substantially constant distance between the at least two coplanar electrodes and the test object during test measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
    Inventors: Laurent BIANCHI, Sebastien BERNIER, John ENDERBY, Mark BOWES, Dawood PARKER
  • Publication number: 20190170677
    Abstract: A method for non-intrusively detecting imperfections in a test object made from metallic, non-conductive, and/or composite materials. The method uses a database with predetermined reference values and a probe that comprises a capacitive measuring apparatus with at least two coplanar electrodes. The method includes the operations of placing the at least two coplanar electrodes into a first position that is at a predetermined distance from the test object, performing a capacitive measurement to determine an effective dielectric constant, retrieving a reference value of the predetermined reference values from the database based on the test object and the predetermined distance, and detecting imperfections in the test object based on a comparison of the effective dielectric constant with the reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
    Inventors: Laurent BIANCHI, Sebastien BERNIER, John ENDERBY, Mark BOWES, Dawood PARKER
  • Publication number: 20190160431
    Abstract: A feed of at least one of (a) a source liquid including a solvent with a dissolved impurity and (b) a retentate of the source liquid is pumped in a substantially closed loop through a liquid-separation module. The liquid-separation module includes a membrane that passes at least partially purified solvent to a permeate side of the membrane while diverting the impurity in a retentate on the retentate side of the membrane. The purified solvent is extracted from the permeate side of the membrane; and the retentate from the liquid-separation module is pumped to or through a pressurized reservoir with a variable volume for the feed component and recirculated as a component of the feed. Over time, the volume for the feed is reduced and the pressure applied to the feed in the reservoir is increased to balance against an increasing difference in osmotic pressure across the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: David Elan Martin Warsinger, John H. Lienhard, Emily Winona Tow, Ronan Killian McGovern, Gregory Parker Thiel
  • Publication number: 20190158465
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses enable deploying and executing a security policy on endpoints in a network. In an embodiment, a security orchestrator determines a set of endpoints in a network and determines transformed endpoints from the determined set of endpoints through an endpoint transformation process. The security orchestrator determines a connectivity vector for at least a first transformed endpoint and a second transformed endpoint, where the connectivity vector includes properties associated with the corresponding transformed endpoint. Using the properties from the connectivity vector of the first transformed endpoint, a security policy is generated and deployed to the first transformed endpoint. Based on a comparison of the connectivity vectors of the first and second transformed endpoints indicating a similarity between the first and second transformed endpoints, the security policy is further deployed to the second transformed endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Manuel Nedbal, Jitendra Gaitonde, John Parker, Manoj Ahluwalia, Damodar Hegde, Neil Liberman, Rajiv Sreedhar
  • Publication number: 20190129379
    Abstract: A display unit for a manually operated machine tool includes a display having windows and text each associated with and indicating positions of different axes of the manually operated machine tool which are manually adjustable. A memory stores configuration modes of the display including a stationary mode in which the windows and text provided in the display are each the same size and color, and at least one emphasis mode in which the window and/or text associated with one of the different axes is larger and/or a different color. A processor is configured to switch the display from using the stationary mode to using an emphasis mode based a position signal indicating that one of the different axes is being adjusted by manual operation of an operator such that the window and text associated with the axis being adjusted is emphasized on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim Norz, Judy Swanson, John Parker