Patents by Inventor John To

John 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: 20200094428
    Abstract: Shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a blade unit, an interface element configured to connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, and a return element disposed between the blade unit and interface element. The return element serves as interface piece, connector and pivot all in one. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Craig A. PROVOST, William E. TUCKER, John W. GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200094439
    Abstract: A screw for a plasticating apparatus has one or more helical flights. A portion of the screw has a plurality of advancing grooves arranged in a noncontinuous helix cut in the screw. The advancing grooves are dimensioned to receive material therein as the material is conveyed through the barrel. The screw has a plurality of noncontinuous cross-cut grooves traversing one or more of the advancing grooves. The cross-cut grooves have a second helix angle greater than the first helix angle and less than ninety degrees; and/or one or more of the cross-cut grooves have a third helix angle of about ninety degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Davis-Standard, LLC
    Inventor: John P. Christiano
  • Publication number: 20200094341
    Abstract: An engine-driven welding generator that monitors fuel level is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Michael John Trinkner
  • Publication number: 20200094551
    Abstract: A system and apparatus includes a nozzle formed on a first surface of a substrate, and a fluid passage in the substrate and fluidically connected to the nozzle, the fluid passage being nonlinear along at least a portion of its length and having a cross section that varies along its length, wherein the fluid passage has a width near a second surface of the substrate that is different from a width near a bottom of the fluid passage. A system and apparatus includes a nozzle formed on a surface of a substrate, and a fluid passage defined in the substrate and fluidically connected to the nozzle, the fluid passage having a first portion that substantially lies on a first plane, a second portion that substantially lies on a second plane different from the first plane, and a connecting passage fluidically connecting the first portion to the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leslie Cole-Henry, Andrew Beech Johns, Robert L. Wells, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200095060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently managing bulk material are provided. The disclosure is directed to a portable support structure used to receive one or more portable containers of bulk material and output bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. The portable support structure may include a frame for receiving and holding the one or more portable bulk material containers in an elevated position proximate the blender hopper, as well as one or more gravity feed outlets for routing the bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. In some embodiments, the portable support structure may be transported to the well site on a trailer, unloaded from the trailer, and positioned proximate the blender unit. In other embodiments, the portable support structure may be a mobile support structure that is integrated into a trailer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas W. Hawkins, Bryan John Lewis, Tori H. Miller, Wesley John Warren, Austin Carl Schaffner, Glenn Ray Fowler, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller
  • Publication number: 20200094651
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an automatic climate control system of a vehicle include, by one or more onboard processors in operative communication with one or more sensors, initiating the automatic climate control system. The processors receive from the one or more sensors at least a vehicle input and a user identifier input. A unique user climate control system actuation action is implemented according to the received vehicle input and user identifier input provided by applying at least one predictive model to a stored set of climate control system operating parameters. A unique user climate control system operating pattern is implemented according to the received vehicle input and user identifier input provided by applying at least one different predictive model to the stored set of climate control system operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: David Alfred Ostrowski, Elizabeth Anne Manwell, William Gordon Herbert, Mohan John
  • Publication number: 20200095247
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula (I) N-oxides, or salts thereof, wherein G, A, R1, R5, and n are defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of using such compounds as inhibitors of signaling through Toll-like receptor 7, or 8, or 9, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds. These compounds are useful in treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Alaric J. Dyckman, Dharmpal S. Dodd, Christopher P. Mussari, Trevor C. Sherwood, Brian K. Whiteley, John L. Gilmore, Sreekantha Ratna Kumar, Laxman Pasunoori, Pitani Veera Venkata Srinivas, Srinivasan Kunchithapatham Duraisamy, Subramanya Hegde, Rushith Kumar Anumula
  • Publication number: 20200094668
    Abstract: A hybrid module for a vehicle includes a torque converter and an electric motor. The torque converter includes an impeller shell and a cover. The cover is fixed to the impeller shell to form at least a portion of an outer shell for the torque converter. The electric motor includes a rotor supported on a rotor carrier. The cover and the rotor carrier are integrally formed from a same piece of material. In an example embodiment, the hybrid module includes a resolver rotor fixed to the rotor carrier. In some example embodiments, the hybrid module includes a cover disk, fixed to the rotor carrier and extending radially inward to form a portion of the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Podschwadt, Markus Steinberger, Matthew Payne, John Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20200094757
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for a vehicle, the vehicle control system comprising a controller, wherein the controller has an activatable secondary parked mode in which the controller automatically controls a plurality of components of the vehicle, each component also being controllable by a corresponding user control, and activation of the secondary parked mode changes the state of each component from an in-use state to a parked state when the vehicle attends a delivery or collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Murray, Ian Sutherland Wright, Torsten Gerhardt, Christopher Wright, Daniel Tauber
  • Publication number: 20200094686
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, and to remove overall peak demand, a dealership energy management system may include bi-directional charging devices that may be associated with inventory vehicles and output devices that may be associated with customer vehicles. Inventory may be processed and associated with days stored at the dealership. The inventory vehicles may be charged up to 60% during off-peak hours to provide charge to incoming customer vehicles during peak hours. The inventory vehicles may discharge down to 4%, while providing charge to the customer vehicles, before another vehicle within the inventory is selected to provide charge. Inventory vehicles may be charged and discharged based on the days stored at the dealership as well as whether those vehicles have been discharged below a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: John MOON, Ryan D. HARTY, Jeremy WHALING, Annika Elise NORDLUND-SWENSON
  • Publication number: 20200094811
    Abstract: Embodiments of the subject matter disclosed herein relate to controlling engine operating points and power for full throttle command in an off-highway vehicle, such as a diesel electric haul truck, to increase fuel efficiency. In one example, a system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a target engine horsepower and associated target engine speed, command the engine to operate at a first engine speed above the target engine speed, adjust a load placed on the engine to reach the target engine speed, and command the engine to operate at a second engine speed to reach the target engine horsepower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Publication number: 20200095274
    Abstract: Synthetic methods for preparing deoxycholic acid and intermediates thereof, high purity synthetic deoxycholic acid, compositions and methods of use are provided. Also, provided are processes for the synthesis of 12-keto or 12-?-hydroxysteroids from ?-9,11-ene, 11-keto or 11-hydroxy-?-steroids. This invention is also directed to novel compounds prepared during the synthesis. This invention is also directed to the synthesis of deoxycholic acid starting from hydrocortisone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: ALLERGAN SALES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Moriarty, Achampeta Rathan Prasad, John Gregory Reid, Roy A. Swaringen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200094820
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic, near real-time detection of an increased risk that a specific vehicle will be imminently involved in an incident, and for taking automatic, near real-time actions to attempt to reduce that risk. At least one sensor gathers data related to a specific vehicle and/or its occupant(s). The data is then transmitted to a data processing unit, which uses a risk factor identification module to detect an increase in the risk that an incident is imminent. If that risk has increased, the system takes at least one preventive action to attempt to reduce that risk. The preventive action is determined using an incident prevention module, and may comprise communicating with the vehicle's driver, with the specific vehicle itself, and/or with external response teams. External data may also be used to identify risk factors. The risk factor identification module may comprise a neural network and/or a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Patrick DUGAS, Robert John RIVERSO, Carlos BENFEITO
  • Publication number: 20200095296
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for assessing whether a subject is at risk of developing a neurological disorder, diagnosing or confirming whether a subject is afflicted with a neurological disorder, assessing a neurological disorder is developing in a subject who has been identified as being at risk of developing the neurological disorder, assessing whether a subject afflicted with a neurological disorder is likely to benefit iron a therapy, assessing whether a subject afflicted with a neurological disorder has benefited from a therapy, treating a subject afflicted with a neurological disorder, and prophylactically treating a subject who has been identified as being at risk, of developing a neurological disorder. The present invention also provides epitopes, compounds and compositions relating to these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, LA JOLLA INSTITUTE FOR ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY, THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HYGIENE, INC.
    Inventors: David Sulzer, Alessandro Sette, Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn, John Pham, Bjoern Peters
  • Publication number: 20200094957
    Abstract: A portable case for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and a system including a portable case for UAV and an adapter for coupling the portable case to a vehicle are disclosed. An example system may include an exterior attachment disposed on an exterior of a vehicle, an adapter configured to couple a portable case for an UAV to the exterior attachment, and a moveable cover connected to the vehicle and configured to cover the portable case when the portable case is coupled to the vehicle. An example portable case may comprise a landing pad for the UAV, a bottom portion having the landing pad and configured to connect to the exterior attachment via the adapter, and a removable upper portion configured to be connected to the bottom portion when the bottom portion is disconnected from the at least one exterior attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raj Sohmshetty, Rick H. Wykoff, Michael Musa Azzouz, Kevin VanNieulande, Jeremy John Malick
  • Publication number: 20200095462
    Abstract: Biofouling-resistant compositions, biofouling-resistant coatings, kits for making biofouling-resistant coatings, and methods of making biofouling-resistant coatings are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Henry Lobe, John Knapp
  • Publication number: 20200095003
    Abstract: A combination printer and cutting device for printing upon and cutting a web of media or tag stock into individual units. The device may cut vinyl, plastic, or RFID stock material as it moves through the printer in both back and forth directions. The device comprises a printer and a cutting apparatus that is further comprised of a carriage assembly and a movable cutter assembly. The cutter assembly is easily interchangeable and comprises a cutting element such as a wheel blade, and a pressure adjusting element for adjusting the amount of pressure applied by the cutting element to the stock material. Alternatively, the cutter assembly may be manufactured with a predetermined pressure load, but still permit an operator to adjust the depth of cut. The cutting apparatus is adaptable for use with both new and existing printers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN D. MISTYURIK, TIMOTHY L. BROWN, DONALD J. WARD, JAN M. WATSON, JESUS ROMO, JR., JASON R. WHEELER, MITCHELL G. STERN, JEANNE F. DUCKETT
  • Publication number: 20200095512
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to fuel additive compositions including heavy paraffinic distillates and lighter petroleum distillates, in particular with the heavy paraffinic distillates including a mixture of hydrotreated and/or saturated components and solvent-dewaxed and/or branched components. The disclosure further relates to fuel compositions including the fuel additive composition and a liquid or solid combustible fuel. Related methods include methods of making the fuel compositions and methods of burning the fuel compositions. The resulting fuel compositions have several improved combustion properties such as improved combustion efficiency, improved combustion energy/calorie content, reduced sulfur generation, and reduced ash generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen J. Remondini, John Carroll, Harold H. Allen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200095494
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to amphiphilic block copolymers comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate chain coupled to a hydrophilic polymer. Such amphiphilic polymers may have the formula A-L-B, where A- is a polycarbonate or polyethercarbonate chain having from about 3 to about 500 repeating units, L is a linker moiety and —B is a hydrophilic oligomer having from about 4 to about 200 repeating units. Provided copolymers are useful as surfactants capable of emulsifying aqueous solutions and supercritical carbon dioxide. Provided copolymers also have utility as additives for use in enhanced oil recovery methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Chris A. Simoneau, John M. Salladay, David M. Hatfield, John W. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200095122
    Abstract: Contemplated systems and methods for hydrogen production use a solar heliostat system as an energy source to produce hydrogen during daytime, and employ molten salt as an energy source to produce hydrogen during nighttime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Witchey, John Wiacek