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).

  • Publication number: 20180102627
    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: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20180102628
    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: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20180100967
    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: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: John Parker, Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Erik Norberg, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Patent number: 9860964
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BRIGHT LIGHT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Chalmers, Bradley D. Lurie, John Parker Chalmers, Christopher Alvarez, Ramiro Barajas, Ryan Chase Kelly, Dan Woodall
  • Patent number: 9804475
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Aurrion, Inc.
    Inventors: John Parker, Gregory Alan Fish, Brian R. Koch
  • Patent number: 9801261
    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 the plurality being at least partially surrounded by an optical element, and a support assembly configured to support the light source above a surface. The light sources may be radio frequency (RF) coupled electrodeless plasma sources, and the support assembly may be a high-mast support assembly. In some embodiments, the optical element directs light toward the surface. In some configurations, each light source of the plurality may have one or more independently controllable and/or adjustable lighting characteristics. A lighting unit may communicate with a 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 networks, and/or zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BRIGHT LIGHT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Lurie, John Parker Chalmers, Phillip Daniel Graham
  • Publication number: 20170257710
    Abstract: A bone conduction device including an external component, the external component comprising a sound processor and transducer, the transducer configured to generate mechanical forces, and the external component configured for positioning behind a recipient's ear such that the mechanical forces are transmitted from the external component to a recipient's bone to generate a hearing percept via bone conduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: John PARKER
  • Publication number: 20170231865
    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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Hendrik Christiaan STRONKS, Nick BARNES, Daniel John PARKER
  • Publication number: 20170189119
    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: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Gokce Yildirim, John Parker
  • Publication number: 20170159869
    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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: CRALEY GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael John PARKER
  • Publication number: 20170118826
    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: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander Chalmers, Bradley D. Lurie, John Parker Chalmers, Christopher Alvarez, Ramiro Barajas, Ryan Chase Kelly, Dan Woodall
  • Patent number: 9601145
    Abstract: A heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) disk has multiple independent data layers, each data layer being a continuous non-patterned layer of magnetizable material. Each data layer can store data independent and not related to the data stored in the other data layers. The data layers are separated by a nonmagnetic spacer layer (SL) and each data layer is formed of high-anisotropy (Ku) material so that the coercivities of lower and upper data layers (RL1 and RL2) are greater than the magnetic write field. At a high laser power both RL1 and RL2 are heated to above their respective Curie temperatures and data is recorded in both RL1 and RL2. At low laser power only upper RL2 is heated to above its Curie temperature and data is recorded only in RL2. The SL prevents lower RL1 from being heated to above its Curie temperature at low laser power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Konrad Grobis, Virat Vasav Mehta, Gregory John Parker, Hal Jervis Rosen, Bruce David Terris
  • Patent number: 9602931
    Abstract: A bone conduction device including an external component, the external component comprising a sound processor and transducer, the transducer configured to generate mechanical forces, and the external component configured for positioning behind a recipient's ear such that the mechanical forces are transmitted from the external component to a recipient's bone to generate a hearing percept via bone conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: John Parker
  • Patent number: 9573673
    Abstract: A slat support and deployment apparatus comprising a master slat support and deployment assembly and a slave slat support and deployment assembly is disclosed. The master and the slave slat support and deployment assembly each include an arm having a free end attachable to the same slat at spaced locations along its length for deployment and retraction of said slat in a direction generally parallel to a wing in response to simultaneous movement of said arms. The master and the slave slat support assemblies each include a coupling for attaching said free end of each arm to a slat and the coupling that couples the free end of the arm of each slat support and deployment assembly to a slat is configured to allow movement of that slat relative to said free end of said arm of each slat support and deployment assembly during deployment and retraction of said slat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon John Parker, Eric Peter Wildman, Michael John Sykes
  • Patent number: 9566439
    Abstract: The invention is a distributed implantable neuro-stimulation system, comprising an implant controller including control logic to transmit two time-varying power signals, varying between two levels and out of phase with the other, and a command signal modulated onto at least one of the power signals. One or more electrode cells, each having control logic to extract charge from the power signals and recover commands from the command signal. A two-wire bus interconnecting the implant controller and all the electrode cells, to carry one of the time varying signals in each of the two wires, and to carry the command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SALUDA MEDICAL PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Single, David Robinson, John Parker, Peter Ayre, Dean Karantonis
  • Publication number: 20160300196
    Abstract: An intuitive and consolidated platform for managing fund transfers is disclosed. The comprehensive platform allows a customer to make fund transfers between their financial accounts, both internal and external, including domestic and international, as well as, transfers to third-party accounts (e.g., family, friends, business and the like), including accounts held domestically and internationally. The intuitive aspect of the platform provides transfer options specific to the selected transfer type and the selected transfer account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony David Guido, Amanda Jane Holcomb, Richard Andrew Starbuck, Jeffrey John Parker, James Kevin Cobb, Dariane Katinka Hunt, Jay G. Frater, Melanie Ann Soranno, Robert Osmer
  • Publication number: 20160300198
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for use in streamlining customer finance and customer money management platforms and providing electronic financial management. An exemplary apparatus may be configured to provide access to a funds transfer management portal that interfaces with at least one database to access a customer's contact information and external account information for use in presenting contact and accounts associated with the customer. The system presents a consolidated view of both the customer's contacts and external account. Transfers are then processed using at least one of the contact information associated with the one or more contacts and the account information associated with the one or more external accounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony David Guido, Melanie Ann Soranno, Jeffrey John Parker, Amanda Jane Holcomb, Richard Andrew Starbuck, James Kevin Cobb, Dariane Katinka Hunt, Jay G. Frater, Robert Osmer
  • Publication number: 20160300197
    Abstract: An intuitive layout of a user-interface, otherwise referred to as a GUI or digital form, within a platform for managing fund transfers. The invention provides for customers to select a transferor account and a transferee account and/or recipient and, in response to selection, be presented with display of transfer options that are specific to the transfer type and/or transfer accounts. Moreover, the transfer information that is displayed is positioned within the user-interface so as to provide the customer with a clear indication of what information needs to be inputted or otherwise selected to manage the transfer of funds. As such the present invention provides a consolidated and simplified approach to managing fund transfer requests; thus making it easy for customers to conduct and schedule fund transfers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony David Guido, Melanie Ann Soranno, Jeffrey John Parker, Amanda Jane Holcomb, Richard Andrew Starbuck, James Kevin Cobb, Dariane Katinka Hunt, Jay G. Frater, Robert Osmer
  • Patent number: D770478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Parker, Frederick Alexander Long, Jason Bennett, Sarah Overcash, Jay Gordon Frater
  • Patent number: D774071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Parker, Frederick Alexander Long, Jason Bennett, Sarah Overcash, Jay Gordon Frater