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: 20200172331
    Abstract: Waste disposal devices and methods are provided. The device includes a housing, a lid, a bucket frame, a pair of members, and a foot pedal. The foot pedal is operatively associated with the lid and the pair of members so that the lid is in the closed position and the pair of members is in the non-use position when the foot pedal is in the upper position. Further, the foot pedal is operatively associated with the lid and the pair of members so that the lid is in the open position and the pair of members is in the use position when the foot pedal is in the lower position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John Rousso, Steve Mowers, John Cichello, Rick Corney, Michael Jackson, Vincent Valderrama
  • Publication number: 20200172663
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improvements in the selection and formulation of PBAE polymers using a design of experiment approach, in which statistical methods are used to limit possible experimental conditions. The present disclosure relates to improved PBAE polymers and formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: James C. Kaczmarek, Daniel Griffith Anderson, Luke Hyunsik Rhym, Kevin John Kauffman, Asha Kumari Patel
  • Publication number: 20200172505
    Abstract: The disclosures herein relate to novel compounds of formula wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 and n are defined herein, and their use in treating, preventing, ameliorating, controlling or reducing the risk of inflammation, neurological or psychiatric disorders associated with modulating mGlu5 receptor function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John Andrew Christopher, Miles Stuart Congreve, Sarah Joanne Aves, Benjamin Gerald Tehan
  • Publication number: 20200172336
    Abstract: A storage and retrieval system including a vertical array of storage levels, each storage level having storage locations, a multilevel vertical conveyor system configured to transport the uncontained case units to and from the vertical array of storage levels, each storage level being configured to receive uncontained case units from the multilevel vertical conveyor system, at least one autonomous transport confined to each storage level, the at least one autonomous transport being configured to transport the uncontained case units between respective storage locations and the multilevel vertical conveyor system, and a controller configured to effect operation of the multilevel vertical conveyor system and at least one autonomous transport for assembling orders of uncontained case units of different types without moving bundles of the same uncontained case unit type throughout the storage and retrieval system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Robert SULLIVAN, John LERT, Stephen C. TOEBES
  • Publication number: 20200170400
    Abstract: A tool assembly comprises a first tool having a torch at a first end and a first working part extending in front of the torch and a second tool having a first working part. The first tool is releasably attachable to the second tool by means of a connector on at least one of the tools such that the first working part of the second tool extends in front of the torch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Oakthrift Corporation Ltd
    Inventor: James John THORN
  • Publication number: 20200172527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds which are of use in the field of agriculture R3 as herbicides. The compounds in question are of formula II and comprise a spirofused tricycle core: wherein R4 and R5 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a cyclic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher John URCH, Victoria Elizabeth JACKSON, Calum William MUIR
  • Publication number: 20200173172
    Abstract: An acoustical building panel is disclosed that comprises a fibrous panel comprising: a central portion having a first major surface; a perimeter portion surrounding the central portion; a recess press-formed into the perimeter portion, the recess circumscribing the first major surface and comprising a recess floor surface; a second major surface opposite the first major surface; and side edge surfaces that define a perimeter of the fibrous panel and extend from the second major surface to the recess floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D KRAGNESS, Alexandra G WALTEMYER, Jason T CAVANAUGH, John E HUGHES, Lori Jo L SHEARER, Bartolo J TORRE
  • Publication number: 20200172547
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) that are capable of acting as purine receptor antagonists, pharmaceutical compositions including the compounds, and methods of making the compounds, are. disclosed. The compounds and compositions can be used in treating or preventing disorders related to purine receptor hyperfunctioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Vernalis (R&D) Limited
    Inventors: Samantha Jane Bamford, Roger John Gillespie, Richard Simon Todd
  • Publication number: 20200172973
    Abstract: The invention relates to PCR-based clonality studies for among others early diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders. Provided is a set of nucleic acid amplification primers comprising a forward primer, or a variant thereof, and a reverse primer, or a variant thereof, capable of amplifying a rearrangement selected from the group consisting of a VH-JH IGH rearrangement, a DH-JH IGH rearrangement, a VK-JK IGK rearrangement, a VK/intron-Kde IGK rearrangement, a V?-J? IGL rearrangement, a V?-J? TCRB rearrangement, a D?-J? TCRB rearrangement, a V?-J? TCRG rearrangement, a V?-J? TCRD rearrangement, a D?-D? TCRD rearrangement, a D?-J? TCRD rearrangement, a V?-D? TCRD rearrangement, or a translocation selected from t(11;14)(BCL1-IGH) and t(14;18)(BCL2-IGH). The primers can be used in PCR-based clonality studies for early diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders and detection of minimal residual disease (MRD). Also provided is a kit comprising at least one set of primers of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jacobus Johannes Maria van Dongen, Anthonie Willem Langerak, Eduardus Maria Dominicus Schuuring, Jesus Fernando San Miguel, Ramon Garcia Sanz, Antonio Parreira, John Lewis Smith, Frances Louise Lavender, Gareth John Morgan, Paul Anthony Stuart Evans, Michael Kneba, Michael Hummel, Elizabeth Anne Macintyre, Christian Bastard, Monika Brüggemann, Frederic Bernard Louis Davi
  • Publication number: 20200170464
    Abstract: A dirt separator for a vacuum cleaner including a chamber having an inlet through which dirt-laden fluid enters the chamber and an outlet through which cleansed fluid exits the chamber; and a disc located at the outlet, the disc being arranged to rotate about a rotational axis and including holes through which the cleansed fluid passes. When viewed normal to the disc, each hole is elongate and defines a longitudinal axis which runs within the plane of the disc. The longitudinal axis of each hole is inclined relative to the radial direction of the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Tim John MACLEAN, Mateusz GUGALA, Charles Howard PERCY-RAINE, Gregory William DUSSEK, Jonathan Bartholomew MURPHY, Andrew John ISAACS
  • Publication number: 20200172988
    Abstract: A method for determining the lignin or lignin by-product content of a process stream includes measuring the fluorescence parameter of a fluorescence spectra of the process stream, comparing the measured fluorescence parameter with predetermined a fluorescence parameter of lignin or lignin by-product reference samples, determining the amount of lignin or lignin by-product based on the comparison with the reference samples. Lignin or lignin by-products can then be removed from a process stream by adding a sufficient amount of a compound suitable for precipitating the lignin or lignin by-product to the process stream, and removing the precipitated lignin or lignin by-product from the process stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John K Burchtorf, Megan PETTYGROVE, William H HENDERSON
  • Publication number: 20200173334
    Abstract: An exhaust manifold assembly with a thermal barrier coating for an opposed-piston engine reduces heat rejection to coolant, while increasing exhaust temperatures, fuel efficiency, and quicker exhaust after-treatment light-off. The exhaust manifold assembly can include a coating on the inside surface of the manifold assembly. The coated exhaust manifold assembly can ensure structural robustness of the exhaust manifold assembly over a larger range of operating temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: ACHATES POWER, INC.
    Inventor: JOHN KOSZEWNIK
  • Publication number: 20200173006
    Abstract: A method for applying a composition to a substrate, and a downhole component, of which the method includes thermal spraying a layer of the composition onto the substrate, the substrate being provided by a downhole component, the layer resulting from the thermal spraying having a thickness of at least about 0.10 inches and being configured to remain bonded to the downhole component when used downhole in a well, the composition being chromium-free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Joe Lynn Scott, John H. Gammage
  • Publication number: 20200172856
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are microorganisms capable of growing on crude glycerol and/or glycerol and/or methanol, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments the microorganisms are knallgas bacteria that produce or secrete at least 10% of lipid by weight. Also disclosed are methods of converting crude glycerol and/or glycerol and/or methanol produced as byproduct of processes including but not limited to biodiesel production, into organic carbon molecules such as triacylglycerol useful for industrial processes including but not limited to the production of additional biodiesel. Also disclosed are methods of manufacturing chemicals or producing precursors to chemicals useful in oleochemicals, jet fuel, diesel fuel, and biodiesel fuel. Exemplary chemicals or precursors to chemicals useful in fuel and/or oleochemical production are alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, fatty acid alcohols, fatty acid aldehydes, methyl esters, ethyl esters, alkyl esters, with carbon chains between five and twenty four carbon atoms long.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John S. Reed, Peter Dalla-Betta, Itzhak Kurek, Christer Jansson, Michael Siani-Rose, Lisa Dyson
  • Publication number: 20200173817
    Abstract: In a sensor device, a plurality of light guides having a respective first end and a respective second end are arranged on a common carrier, with the first end of each light guide of the plurality of light guides at a respective defined position on the carrier. At each of the second ends of the light guides there is provided at least one sensor element which exhibits an optical behavior dependent on an analyte. The second ends are at defined perpendicular distances to the carrier. At least two of the second ends differ with respect to the defined perpendicular distances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Achim STANGELMAYER, Gregor LIEBSCH, Gernot Thomas JOHN, Robert J. MEIER, Daniela OBERMAIER
  • Publication number: 20200172675
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solution containing a polyamic acid in a high-boiling, aprotic solvent; wherein the polyamic acid contains two or more tetracarboxylic acid components and one or more diamine components; and wherein at least one of the tetracarboxylic acid components is a quadrivalent organic group derived from an aliphatic dianhydride. Polyimide films made from the solutions are also disclosed, as are their methods of production and uses in electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Nora Sabina Radu, John Donald Summers, Brian C. Auman, Wayne Atkinson, Wei Li, Chai Kit Ngai
  • Publication number: 20200173374
    Abstract: A system for controlling a throttle signal, as well as methods of assembling the same, is provided. Controlling the throttle signal includes activating a supply of power to an electronic control unit (ECU). A first throttle signal associated with a throttle position signal of a vehicle throttle is communicated. An initial gear state of the vehicle is determined. Based on the initial gear state of the vehicle, a modified throttle signal to the ECU is communicated in response to receiving a command signal. Based on determining a change in the gear state of the vehicle, terminating the communication of the modified throttle signal. A second throttle signal that is associated with a second throttle position signal of the vehicle throttle is communicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John Daniel Jones, Sean Christopher Willoughby, Claire Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Joseph Blank, David Lee Messick
  • Publication number: 20200172705
    Abstract: Methods include producing tunable carbon structures and combining carbon structures with a polymer to form a composite material. Carbon structures include crinkled graphene. Methods also include functionalizing the carbon structures, either in-situ, within the plasma reactor, or in a liquid collection facility. The plasma reactor has a first control for tuning the specific surface area (SSA) of the resulting tuned carbon structures as well as a second, independent control for tuning the SSA of the tuned carbon structures. The composite materials that result from mixing the tuned carbon structures with a polymer results in composite materials that exhibit exceptional favorable mechanical and/or other properties. Mechanisms that operate between the carbon structures and the polymer yield composite materials that exhibit these exceptional mechanical properties are also examined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Bruce Lanning, Daniel Cook, Elena Rogojina, Karel Vanhuesden, Margaret Hines, John Baldwin, Chandra B. KC
  • Publication number: 20200172868
    Abstract: The invention includes compositions and methods related to multimodal therapies, e.g., for treating an infectious disease. A multimodal therapy described herein provides and/or administers a plurality of agents that function in a coordinated manner to provide a therapeutic benefit to a subject in need thereof, e.g., a subject having an infectious disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Tom Wickham, Tiffany F. Chen, Nathan Dowden, Robert Finberg, Robert J. Deans, John Round, Avak Kahvejian, Jordi Mata-Fink, Noubar B. Afeyan
  • Publication number: 20200172717
    Abstract: A compound suitable for use in producing articles including foamed articles can include 100 parts per hundred rubber (phr) of a branched ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) elastomer comprising 35 wt % to 70 wt % ethylene derived units, 20 wt % to 64 wt % propylene derived units, and 1 wt % to 10 wt % diene derived units, wherein the EPDM elastomer has a Mooney viscosity (ML) (1+4) at 125° C. of 30 MU to 120 MU, a corrected Mooney relaxation area (cMLRA) at 80 ML of 300 MU·sec to 1000 MU·sec, and long chain branching (LCB) g? (vis) of 0.80 to 1.0; 75 phr to 200 phr of a filler; 25 phr to 125 phr of a processing oil; 5 phr to 50 phr of a curative, and optionally 0.1 phr to 25 phr of a foaming agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Narayanaswami Dharmarajan, Zhifeng Bai, Andy H. Tsou, Rhutesh K. Shah, John R. Hagadorn