Patents by Inventor John W. Grant

John W. Grant 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: 9996616
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: David S. Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Publication number: 20150294000
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Patent number: 8898161
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ad-Vantage Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Publication number: 20140164351
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for processing and display content. Web page data for a first web page is received from a remote system, wherein the web page is to be displayed on a terminal associated with a user. An automatic identification is performed of a first content in the first web page data. A user-defined profile is accessed. A second content is automatically selected based at least in part on the user profile. The first content is replaced with the second content so that if the first web page is displayed on the terminal associated with the user, the second content is displayed and the first content is not displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: AD-VANTAGE NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Patent number: 8554630
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for processing and display content. Web page data for a first web page is received from a remote system, wherein the web page is to be displayed on a terminal associated with a user. An automatic identification is performed of a first content in the first web page data. A user-defined profile is accessed. A second content is automatically selected based at least in part on the user profile. The first content is replaced with the second content so that if the first web page is displayed on the terminal associated with the user, the second content is displayed and the first content is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ad-Vantage Networks, LLC
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Patent number: 8386321
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ad-Vantage Networks, LLC
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Patent number: 8234275
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ad-Vantage Networks, LLC
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Patent number: 8172043
    Abstract: During elevator modernization, a cross-dispatching system receives hall calls and assigns each hall call to either a group of existing elevator car controllers or a group of new elevator car controllers. The cross-dispatching system creates an inter group relative system response (iRSR) value for the hall call for both the existing group of elevators and the new group of elevators, based upon information from each group such as car location, in-service status, load, and direction. If the group assigned the hall call does not answer the call within a redispatch time period, the cross-dispatching system again calculates the iRSR for each group and reassigns the hall call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: David M. Hughes, Jerrold C. Bloom, John W. Grant
  • Patent number: 8147211
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a condition of at least one valve positioned with respect to at least one of a first chamber and a second chamber of a reciprocating compressor is provided. The method includes establishing a compressor operation cycle including a valve opening event, a valve closing event and/or a rod reversal event. A crank angle is determined at each of the valve opening event, the valve closing event and/or the rod reversal event during the compressor operation cycle using at least one of a static pressure input and a machine speed input. The method further include diagnosing a valve leak condition during the compressor operation cycle at the valve closing event, wherein the at least one valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John W. Grant, Olga Malakhova, Roger Hala, Brian F. Howard
  • Publication number: 20110264506
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: AD-VANTAGE NETWORKS, LLC.
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Publication number: 20110264644
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: AD-VANTAGE NETWORKS, LLC.
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Publication number: 20110264498
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for processing and display content. Web page data for a first web page is received from a remote system, wherein the web page is to be displayed on a terminal associated with a user. An automatic identification is performed of a first content in the first web page data. A user-defined profile is accessed. A second content is automatically selected based at least in part on the user profile. The first content is replaced with the second content so that if the first web page is displayed on the terminal associated with the user, the second content is displayed and the first content is not displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: AD-VANTAGE NETWORKS, LLC.
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Patent number: 7855545
    Abstract: A sinusoidal modulated signal and noise are applied to a system consisting of two oscillators of the so-called General Type, which can be, but are not limited to, the Van der Pol type, Rotator type, Tracking Force type, Linear type, or any other type of oscillator. The two oscillators in the system can also be of different types. The General Type oscillators are tuned for specific frequencies of the incoming sinusoidal modulated signal. The process of adjusting of oscillators to an incoming signal is known as Dynamic Synchronization. During the transitional period, because the noise is random, the noise pushes the frequencies of the General Type oscillators in opposite directions over time and thus self-eliminates its impact on such oscillators. The resulting signal is much less noisy, i.e., clarified, so that the sinusoidal modulated signal can be further evaluated by, for example, extracting and further analyzing its spectral peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alexei Petchenev, John W. Grant, Olga Malakhova
  • Publication number: 20100318426
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for processing and display content. Web page data for a first web page is received from a remote system, wherein the web page is to be displayed on a terminal associated with a user. An automatic identification is performed of a first content in the first web page data. A user-defined profile is accessed. A second content is automatically selected based at least in part on the user profile. The first content is replaced with the second content so that if the first web page is displayed on the terminal associated with the user, the second content is displayed and the first content is not displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Publication number: 20100318507
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and presenting information are described. Search results are received from a search engine. An entity associated with a networked site is selected using a selection criterion. A determination is made as to whether the listing includes a link to the networked site or includes the link to the networked site at a list position that fails to satisfy a first criterion. After determining that the link to the site associated with the entity is not included in the search result listing, or that the link to the site associated with the entity is not at a position in the search result listing that satisfies the first criterion, the search listing is modified by causing the link to the site associated with the entity to appear in a first position in the search listing. The modified search listing is displayed on a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: David Grant, John W. Grant, Sanjeev Kuwadekar
  • Publication number: 20100025161
    Abstract: During elevator modernization, a cross-dispatching system receives hall calls and assigns each hall call to either a group of existing elevator car controllers or a group of new elevator car controllers. The cross-dispatching system creates an inter group relative system response (iRSR) value for the hall call for both the existing group of elevators and the new group of elevators, based upon information from each group such as car location, in-service status, load, and direction. If the group assigned the hall call does not answer the call within a redispatch time period, the cross-dispatching system again calculates the iRSR for each group and reassigns the hall call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: David M. Hughes, Jerrold C. Bloom, John W. Grant
  • Patent number: 7490505
    Abstract: A method of predicting emissions that may include the steps of: determining a first capacity for emissions during a sliding window of time; determining a used capacity for emissions during the sliding window of time; and determining an available capacity for emissions by calculating the differential between the first capacity and the used capacity. The emission violation may be an opacity emission violation. The first capacity may be the average opacity level available to a fossil fuel fired power plant over the sliding window of time before the opacity emission violation occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John W. Grant
  • Patent number: 7418355
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a condition of a piston rod of a reciprocating compressor is provided. The piston rod having a length defined between a piston end and a crosshead end. The method includes positioning a first probe with respect to the piston rod along a x-axis and positioning a second probe with respect to the piston rod along a y-axis coplanar with and substantially perpendicular to the x-axis. A current ringing vibration amplitude greater than ten times a maximum of a one-hour average and a noise floor at a ringing frequency is detected, and a bent rod condition is diagnosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John W. Grant, Olga Malakhova, Roger Hala, Brian F. Howard
  • Publication number: 20080169801
    Abstract: A sinusoidal modulated signal and noise are applied to a system consisting of two oscillators of the so-called General Type, which can be, but are not limited to, the Van der Pol type, Rotator type, Tracking Force type, Linear type, or any other type of oscillator. The two oscillators in the system can also be of different types. The General Type oscillators are tuned for specific frequencies of the incoming sinusoidal modulated signal. The process of adjusting of oscillators to an incoming signal is known as Dynamic Synchronization. During the transitional period, because the noise is random, the noise pushes the frequencies of the General Type oscillators in opposite directions over time and thus self-eliminates its impact on such oscillators. The resulting signal is much less noisy, i.e., rectified, so that the sinusoidal modulated signal can be further evaluated by, for example, extracting and further analyzing its spectral peaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alexei Petchenev, John W. Grant, Olga Malakhova
  • Publication number: 20080046126
    Abstract: A method of predicting emissions that may include the steps of: determining a first capacity for emissions during a sliding window of time; determining a used capacity for emissions during the sliding window of time; and determining an available capacity for emissions by calculating the differential between the first capacity and the used capacity. The emission violation may be an opacity emission violation. The first capacity may be the average opacity level available to a fossil fuel fired power plant over the sliding window of time before the opacity emission violation occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: John W. Grant