Patents by Inventor John Weston

John Weston 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: 20210164915
    Abstract: Measurement cavities described herein include a cylindrical chamber having a first open end and a second open end; a first cap covering the first open end of the cylindrical chamber and a second cap covering the second open end of the cylindrical chamber, wherein the first and second caps hermetically seal the cylindrical chamber and wherein the first cap is rigidly coupled to the second cap; and a wafer holder positioned within and coupled to the cylindrical chamber. The measurement cavity has a mass m, a stiffness k, and a damping constant c configured such that the transmissibility ? x F ? of an input force at 60 Hz in the measurement cavity is reduced by a factor of at least 10 and the measurement cavity has a natural frequency of greater than 300 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: John Weston Frankovich, Christopher Alan Lee, Matthew Ronald Millecchia
  • Patent number: 10988226
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for constructing an airship quickly and cost-effectively are described. In one embodiments, an airship structure may have a plurality of mainframes, each comprising interconnected pyramid structures. One of the pyramid structures may include an apex joint, four base joints, first connectors, and second connectors. The apex joint and base joints may each have slots configured for receiving connectors. The apex joint may have four apex-to-base slots and each base joint may have a base-to-apex slot and two base-to-base slots. Each of the first connectors may connect the apex joint to one of the four base joints using one of the apex-to-base slots of the apex joint and the base-to-apex slot of that base joint. Each of the second connectors may connect two of the four base joints using one of the base-to-base slots of each of the two base joints connected by that second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LTA Research and Exploration, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Brin, Alan Weston, Fan Yang Yang, Franklin Kyle Kepley, Jesus Ricardo Amezquita Zatarain, Tsu Han, John Morehead, Benjamin Klamm, Eric Wilms, Edward Clements, III, David Sanchez, Shalom Johnson, Tanner Yaberg
  • Publication number: 20210074174
    Abstract: An improved music fingering aid has at least one decal fittable overlaying the fingerboard and attachable to the neck of a stringed instrument. The decal includes string identifier indicators, a graduated position indicators series, and a plurality of interval demarcations that employ distinct colors for visual distinction. The indicators do not pair particular notes with particular colors. Instead the improved music fingering aid associates music theory with muscle memory to ensure sounded notes are played in near perfect pitch and, when playing ensemble, in tempered pitch. Contemplation and improved association of music theory is thereby enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Toby John WESTON
  • Publication number: 20210046123
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method of detecting senescent cells in a cell sample and methods of treating a disease, disorder, or condition associated with senescence in a subject by administering at least one senolytic agent to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Johnny HUARD, Marc Joseph PHILIPPON, Sudheer Kumar RAVURI, William Sealy HAMBRIGHT, Charles HUARD, Michael Terrance MULLEN, II, John Weston MITCHELL, Kaitlyn Elizabeth WHITNEY
  • Publication number: 20210017229
    Abstract: It is provided a chemical compound according to general formula (1)
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
    Inventors: Roderich SUESSMUTH, Stefan GRAETZ, Iraj BEHROZ, Leonard VON ECKARDSTEIN, Patrick Michael DURKIN, John WESTON, Lieby ZBOROVSKY
  • Patent number: 10871369
    Abstract: The methods disclosed herein include recording at near-vertical first and second measurement positions respective first and second interferograms of the photomask surface and defining a difference map as the difference between the first and second interferograms. Respective first and second normal forces on the photomask are also measured at the first and second measurement positions. The change in the normal force is used define a scaling factor, which is applied to the difference map to define a scaled difference map. A compensated flatness measurement with a reduced shape contribution due to gravity is obtained by subtracting the scaled difference map from the first interferogram. An interferometer-based flatness measurement system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Dunn, John Weston Frankovich, Robert Dennis Grejda, Christopher Alan Lee, Matthew Ronald Millecchia, Yoshihiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200364252
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies related to constructing supplemental content items that summarize electronic landing pages. A sequence to sequence model that is configured to construct supplemental content items is trained based upon a corpus of electronic landing pages and supplemental content items that have been constructed by domain experts, wherein each landing page has a respective supplemental content item assigned thereto. The sequence to sequence model is additionally trained using self critical sequence training, where estimated click through rates of supplemental content items generated by the sequence to sequence model are employed to train the sequence to sequence model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Keng-hao CHANG, Ruofei ZHANG, John Weston HUGHES
  • Publication number: 20200233377
    Abstract: A method and system for forming a holographic structure in a material. The holographic structure is configured to project a selected target image in the far field under illumination of the holographic structure by a laser. The method calculates a modified design for the holographic structure that encodes a unique identifier within the holographic structure for projecting the target image. The method modifies the material by mapping features corresponding to the modified design into the material so as to form the holographic structure. A basic check of the authenticity of the material is performed by checking whether a projected replica of the target image is as expected. A more detailed check of the authenticity of the material is performed by directly inspecting the features in the holographic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Nicholas John WESTON, Duncan Paul HAND, Krystian Lukasz WLODARCZYK
  • Publication number: 20200165214
    Abstract: A chemical compound is provided according to general formula (1):
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
    Inventors: Roderich SUESSMUTH, Dennis KERWAT, Stefan GRAETZ, Iraj BEHROZ, Leonard VON ECKARDSTEIN, Patrick Michael DURKIN, Marius MORKUNAS, John WESTON
  • Publication number: 20200041248
    Abstract: The methods disclosed herein include recording at near-vertical first and second measurement positions respective first and second interferograms of the photomask surface and defining a difference map as the difference between the first and second interferograms. Respective first and second normal forces on the photomask are also measured at the first and second measurement positions. The change in the normal force is used define a scaling factor, which is applied to the difference map to define a scaled difference map. A compensated flatness measurement with a reduced shape contribution due to gravity is obtained by subtracting the scaled difference map from the first interferogram. An interferometer-based flatness measurement system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas James Dunn, John Weston Frankovich, Robert Dennis Grejda, Christopher Alan Lee, Matthew Ronald Millecchia, Yoshihiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10504378
    Abstract: An improved music fingering aid has at least one decal fittable overlying the fingerboard and attachable to the neck of a stringed instrument. The decal includes string identifier indicia, a graduated position indicia series, and a plurality of interval demarcations that employ distinct colors for visual distinction. The indicia do not pair particular notes with particular colors. Instead the improved music fingering aid associates music theory with muscle memory to ensure sounded notes are played in near perfect pitch and, when playing ensemble, in tempered pitch. Contemplation and improved association of music theory is thereby enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Toby John Weston
  • Publication number: 20190329323
    Abstract: This invention concerns an additive manufacturing apparatus for building objects by layerwise consolidation of material. The apparatus comprises a build chamber 101 containing a working area, a plurality of high energy beams 133, 233 for consolidating material deposited in the working area in layers and an optical unit 135 for controlling transmission of the high energy beams onto material in the working area. The optical unit 135 comprises a plurality of independently controllable optical elements 141, 241 each optical element 141, 241 for controlling transmission of at least one of the high energy beams onto the material in the working area, the optical unit 135 movable in the build chamber 101.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: David Roberts MCMURTRY, Geoffrey MCFARLAND, Nicholas John WESTON, Ben Ian FERRAR
  • Patent number: 10399145
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus for building objects by layerwise consolidation of material. The apparatus includes a build chamber containing a working area, a plurality of high energy beams for consolidating material deposited in the working area in layers and an optical unit for controlling transmission of the high energy beams onto material in the working area. The optical unit includes a plurality of independently controllable optical elements each optical element for controlling transmission of at least one of the high energy beams onto the material in the working area, the optical unit movable in the build chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: David Roberts McMurtry, Geoffrey McFarland, Nicholas John Weston, Ben Ian Ferrar
  • Publication number: 20190154430
    Abstract: A method of putting a feature of interest on an object and an optical inspection system of a non-contact probe mounted on a positioning apparatus in a desired relationship. The method includes: a) identifying a target point of interest on the object to be inspected by arranging the non-contact probe and object at a first relative configuration at which a marker feature, projected by the non-contact probe along a projector axis that is not coaxial with the optical inspection system's optical axis, identifies the target point of interest; and b) subsequently moving the non-contact probe and/or object so as to put them at a second relative configuration at which the target point of interest and optical inspection system are at the desired relationship, in which the positioning apparatus is configured to guide such motion in accordance with the control path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Nicholas John WESTON, Yvonne Ruth HUDDART
  • Patent number: 10226840
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical device comprises applying a laser beam to a target area of the surface so as to selectively heat material of the surface thereby to provide transfer of material due to a surface tension gradient, wherein the surface is such that, when liquid, parts of the surface at higher temperatures have a higher surface tension than adjacent parts of the surface at lower temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Nicholas John Weston, Duncan Paul Hand, Stephanie Giet, Marcus Ardron
  • Publication number: 20180148440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substituted 2-(chroman-6-yloxy)-thiazoles of the formula I, in which Ar, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined in the claims. The compounds of the formula I are inhibitors of the sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX), especially of the sodium-calcium exchanger of subtype 1 (NCX1), and are suitable for the treatment of diverse disorders in which intracellular calcium homeostasis is disturbed, such as arrhythmias, heart failure and stroke. The invention furthermore relates to processes for the preparation of the compounds of the formula I, their use as pharmaceuticals, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Werngard CZECHTIZKY, John WESTON, Nils RACKELMANN, Michael PODESCHWA, Petra ARNDT, Klaus WIRTH, Heinz GOEGELEIN, Olaf RITZELER, Volker KRAFT, Patrice BELLEVERGUE, Gary MCCORT
  • Patent number: 9945697
    Abstract: A measurement scale device includes at least one scale marking, wherein the or each scale marking includes at least one periodic nanostructure that represents scale device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Matthew Donald Kidd, Nicholas John Weston, James Reynolds Henshaw, Marcus Ardron, John Dardis, Robert Thomson
  • Patent number: 9841300
    Abstract: A measurement scale device includes at least one scale marking, wherein the or each scale marking includes at least one periodic nanostructure that represents scale device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Matthew Donald Kidd, Nicholas John Weston, James Reynolds Henshaw, Marcus Ardron, John Dardis, Robert Thomson
  • Publication number: 20170166548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substituted chroman-6-yloxy-cycloalkanes of the formula (I) in which Ar, R1 to R4, p and q are as defined in the claims. The compounds of the formula (I) are inhibitors of the sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX), especially of the sodium-calcium exchanger of subtype 1 (NCX1), and are suitable for the treatment of diverse disorders in which intracellular calcium homeostasis is disturbed, such as arrhythmias, heart failure and stroke. The invention furthermore relates to processes for the preparation of the compounds of the formula (I), their use in pharmaceuticals, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Werngard CZECHTIZKY, John WESTON, Nils RACKELMANN, Volker KRAFT, Petra ARNDT, Klaus WIRTH, Heinz GOEGELEIN, Olaf RITZELER
  • Patent number: 9651358
    Abstract: A grazing-incidence interferometer includes first and second spaced-apart diffractive optical elements with a generally planar object disposed therebetween. The first diffractive optical element forms sheared first-diffracted-order light beams that reflect from opposite first and second surfaces of the object at grazing-incidence angles, while a zero-diffracted-order light beam goes unreflected. The second diffractive optical element combines the unreflected zero-diffracted-order light beam and the sheared reflected beams to form a collimated, combined beam. A 1× double-telecentric relay system relays the combined beam to a folding optical system that forms first and second interference images on a diffusing screen located at an image plane. Digital images of the first and second interference images are obtained and processed to characterize the thickness variation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Monroe Cobb, Thomas James Dunn, John Weston Frankovich