Patents by Inventor John T. To

John T. To 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: 20190312222
    Abstract: A light emitting device including an emissive material comprising quantum dots is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a cathode, a layer comprising a material capable of transporting and injection electrons comprising an inorganic material, an emissive layer comprising quantum dots, a layer comprising a material capable of transporting holes, a layer comprising a hole injection material, and an anode. In certain embodiments, the hole injection material can be a p-type doped hole transport material. In certain preferred embodiments, quantum dots comprise semiconductor nanocrystals. In another aspect of the invention, there is provided a light emitting device wherein the device has an initial turn-on voltage that is not greater than 1240/?, wherein ? represents the wavelength (nm) of light emitted by the emissive layer. Other light emitting devices and a method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: ZHAOQUN ZHOU, PETER T. KAZLAS, MEAD MISIC, ZORAN POPOVIC, JOHN SPENCER MORRIS
  • Publication number: 20190312045
    Abstract: In accordance with some examples, a system comprises a substrate layer having an outer surface. The system also comprises a plurality of trenches extending from the outer surface into the substrate layer. The system then comprises a plurality of active regions with each active region positioned between a different pair of consecutive trenches of the plurality of trenches. The system also comprises a dielectric layer disposed in each of the plurality of trenches and on each of the plurality of active regions. The system then comprises a floating gate layer disposed on the dielectric layer and extending at least partially into each of the plurality of trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Xiang-Zheng BO, John H. MACPEAK, Douglas T. GRIDER
  • Publication number: 20190309609
    Abstract: A wellbore select fire switch retaining member system and method with an integrated through wire and ground wire in a switch sub. The system/method includes a retaining member that has a form factor acceptable by a conventional switch sub. The retaining member incorporates an electrical connection to the center pin of a pressure switch. The system further includes a secondary piston aligned with a piston in the switch (switch piston) so that external pressure is fully acted upon the entire switch piston creating a reliable switch connection. Another system includes an integrated retaining member and switch module having a form factor compatible with existing switch subs. The integrated module inputs include a ground wire and a through wire and the outputs include a ground wire, through wire and an arming wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: John T. HARDESTY, James A. ROLLINS
  • Publication number: 20190312591
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reducing error in data compression and decompression when data is transmitted over low bandwidth communication links, such as satellite links. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for variable block size compression for gridded data, efficiently storing null values in gridded data, and eliminating growth of error in compressed time series data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: John T. Sample
  • Publication number: 20190311429
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for facilitating automatic anonymous group funding, including but not limited to a provider computing system configured to establish a digital funding group, obtain a set of proposed transactions for at least one member of the digital funding group, and determine that a first user device from the plurality of user devices associated with the digital funding group is associated with a first customer unable to afford at least one proposed transaction. The provider computing system broadcasts a notification to the digital funding group requesting funds, matches funds provider(s) to the funds recipient, generates a funding transaction, provides the terms to the sender(s) and recipient of funds, modifies the terms as needed, and initiates a funds transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Sotirios K. Barkas, Yon W. Lee, Darius A. Miranda, Marria Rhodriquez, Darrell L Suen, John T. Wright
  • Publication number: 20190307153
    Abstract: Glycine is an organic compound that can be used in the making of a synthetic base that obviates all the drawbacks of strong bases such as sodium hydroxide. The new compound is made by dissolving glycine in water and adding calcium hydroxide at a molar ration of about 1:1. Next, sodium percarbonate is dissolved in the solution to produce the new compound, which can be referred to as glycine hydroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: John T. MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20190308266
    Abstract: Aspects include supplying a plurality of nickel-enriched braze powder particles to a cold spray system through a particle supply inlet. The nickel-enriched braze powder particles are accelerated through a transfer tube and out an exit in the transfer tube towards a substrate to produce a braze cold-sprayed substrate. A component surface is positioned proximate to the braze cold-sprayed substrate. The braze cold-sprayed substrate is heated to bond the braze cold-sprayed substrate to the component surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Aaron T. Nardi, John A. Ferro, Matthew William Miller, Raffi O. Mangoyan, Timothy E. Mandel, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190309001
    Abstract: Highly active, recoverable and recyclable transition metal-based metathesis catalysts and their organometallic complexes including dendrimeric complexes are disclosed, including a Ru complex bearing a 1,3-dimesityl-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene and styrenyl ether ligand. The heterocyclic ligand significantly enhances the catalytic activity, and the styrenyl ether allows for the easy recovery of the Ru complex. Derivatized catalysts capable of being immobilized on substrate surfaces are also disclosed. The present catalysts can be used to catalyze ring-closing metathesis (RCM), ring-opening (ROM) and cross metatheses (CM) reactions, and promote the efficient formation of various trisubstituted olefins at ambient temperature in high yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Amir H. Hoveyda, Jason Kingsbury, Steven Garber, Brian L. Gray, John T. Fourkas
  • Publication number: 20190309188
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10439750
    Abstract: A telecommunications module includes an optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer configured to demultiplex a first optical signal input into the telecommunications module into a plurality of different wavelengths, a fiber optic splitter configured to split a second optical signal input into the telecommunication module into a plurality of optical signals, and a plurality of optical add/drop filters, each of the optical add/drop filters configured to combine one of the optical signals that has been split by the fiber optic splitter and one of the wavelengths that has been demultiplexed by the optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer into a combination output signal that is output from the telecommunications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kristofer Bolster, John T. Pfarr
  • Patent number: 10438041
    Abstract: We present several unique techniques for using touch sensor arrays to detect fingerprints and authenticate a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10434429
    Abstract: A model train control system providing a more realistic modeling of the movement, sound, smoke, and lighting effects of a model train is disclosed. A number of dynamic inputs are used to control such effects. Novel features include providing a dynamic variable speed compensator, a dynamic engine load calculator, automatic dynamic momentum, an adjustable train brake, spectrum control, a velocity controller, pressure sensitive effects, a voice activated dispatcher system, a train location and information reporter network, two digit addressing, a traffic control system, accessory control, a model train Central Control Module, and removable memory modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Liontech Trains LLC
    Inventors: Louis G Kovach, II, Neil Young, John T Ricks, Mark E Ricks
  • Patent number: 10435527
    Abstract: Disclosed are ethylene polymer compositions containing a homogeneously-branched first ethylene polymer component and a homogeneously-branched second ethylene polymer component of higher density than the first ethylene polymer component. The ethylene polymer composition can be characterized by a density from 0.912 to 0.925 g/cm3, a melt index less than 3.5 g/10 min, and a CY-a parameter at 190° C. from 0.25 to 0.65. These polymer compositions have the excellent dart impact strength and optical properties of a metallocene-catalyzed LLDPE, but with improved machine direction tear resistance, and can be used in blown film and other end-use applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Jeremy M. Praetorius, Chung C. Tso, Qing Yang, Yongwoo Inn, John T. Blagg, Ashish M. Sukhadia
  • Patent number: 10433549
    Abstract: A non-nematicidal composition comprises at least one glucan and/or at least one fucan which act individually or synergistically with mannitol to reduce losses in crop yield and marketable grade caused by the infestation of growth media with plant pathogenic nematodes, to levels equivalent to those achieved with commercial nematicides, but without posing a risk to the ecosystem or user. In some cases the composition comprises at least one glucan, at least one fucan and at least one mannitol which may be in a weight/weight ratio of approximately 1:2:3 of at least one glucan:at least one fucan:at least one mannitol or between approximately 1:1:1 to 1:1:3 of at least one glucan:at least one fucan:at least one mannitol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BioAtlantis Limited
    Inventors: John T. O'Sullivan, Kieran Guinan, Sujeeth Neerakkal
  • Patent number: 10433609
    Abstract: A garment worn by a wearer has an exterior shell and an interior shell with various impact absorbing material between the exterior shell and the interior shell. The impact absorbing material includes multiple structures, such as rods or filaments, capable of deforming when force is applied then returning to its state prior to application of the force. In various embodiments, a rate sensitive material (RSM) is positioned in one or more locations relative to the exterior shell and the interior shell of the garment to further attenuate impacts to the garment. The RSM changes its resistance to force based on a rate at which the material is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VICIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Reinhall, Paul C. Leonard, Travis Edward Glover, Andre Hunter Paggao Stone, Anton Perry Alferness, Kurt V. Fischer, Gary S. Kaplan, John T. Dardis, II, Samuel R. Browd
  • Patent number: 10435611
    Abstract: Methods for making emulsifiers, emulsified drilling fluids, and methods for using the same are provided. In one or more embodiments, the method for making an emulsifier can include mixing a tall oil and a triamide. The triamide can have the chemical formula: where: x, y, and z are integers independently selected from 1 to 10, R1 is a C8-C20 alkyl, a C8-C20 alkenyl, a C8-C20 dialkenyl, or a C8-C20 alkynyl, R2 is H or ?independently selected for each [(CH2)xNR2(CH2)y] unit, where R4 is a C1-C3 alkylene or a C1-C3 alkylene alcohol, and where at least one R2 is ?and R3 is a C8-C20 alkyl, a C8-C20 alkenyl, a C8-C20 dialkenyl, or a C8-C20 alkynyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INGEVITY SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip W. Hurd, John B. Hines, Roger Scott Johnson, David T. Mpofu, Nathan P. Rife, Anne M. Cothran
  • Patent number: 10435755
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology for esophageal disorder screening and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods, compositions, and related uses for detecting the presence of esophageal disorders (e.g., Barrett's esophagus, Barrett's esophageal dysplasia, etc.). In addition, the technology provides methods, compositions and related uses for distinguishing between Barrett's esophagus and Barrett's esophageal dysplasia, and between Barrett's esophageal low-grade dysplasia, Barrett's esophageal high-grade dysplasia, and esophageal adenocarcinoma within samples obtained through endoscopic brushing or nonendoscopic whole esophageal brushing or swabbing using a tethered device (e.g. such as a capsule sponge, balloon, or other device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Exact Sciences Development Company, LLC, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: David A. Ahlquist, William R. Taylor, John B. Kisiel, Douglas W. Mahoney, Tracy C. Yab, Graham P. Lidgard, Hatim T. Allawi
  • Patent number: 10437062
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user's body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: D862160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: John W. McConnell, Brandon T. Mock, Ben C. Shao, ZhaoYi Yin
  • Patent number: D862329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Van Osten, John T. Malone, III, Joseph W. Lonergan, III