Patents by Inventor Joseph Berry

Joseph Berry 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: 10475006
    Abstract: A refund processing system and method for automatically processing refunds to a mobile payment account of a customer is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving sales transaction information from a transaction records database, in response to a request from a point of sale device when a refund for an item is initiated, transmitting the sales transaction information to calculate an amount of funds to be refunded to a payment instrument, detecting that the payment instrument is not valid while attempting to apply the refund, and determining whether an electronic gift card is currently associated with the mobile payment account of the customer, and if so, applying the refund to the electronic gift card, and if not, creating a new electronic gift card and applying the amount of funds to the new electronic gift card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Joseph Kieffer, Charles David Berry, Mark Matthews
  • Publication number: 20190284997
    Abstract: A heater that inhibits the formation of ice in an air gap separating a stationary stator and a rotatable rotor of a rotating machine. The heater includes a plurality of stringers configured to be arranged in associated winding slots of the associated stator adjacent the air gap, and extending between two ends of the heater. Each of the stringers includes two electrical resistance heating traces arranged between two electrical insulation layers that are arranged between two thermal conduction layers. The traces extend along an entire length of each of the stringers between the two ends of the heater. The traces are electrically isolated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Fakult, William Wessel, Thomas Berry
  • Publication number: 20190217304
    Abstract: A variable spacing PCR amp tube rack can include a plurality of rotors and a plurality of carriages engaged with the rotors so that rotation of the rotors causes translation of the carriages with respect to one another. The rack can include a blade assembly that allows an operator to separate sets of coupled PCR amp tubes from one another. The rack can be designed to accommodate 0.1 ml PCR amp tubes and adjust their spacing from 4.5 mm to 9.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Berry
  • Publication number: 20180286000
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for identity management for first-party data. An identity management system can provide first identifiers and respective trait data associated with each first identifier to a data management platform. The data management platform can assign respective second identifiers to each of the first identifiers. The identity management system can receive third identifiers and corresponding personal identifiable information associated with each third identifier from an advertisement delivery system. Using the personal identifiable information from the advertisement delivery system and personal identifiable information collected by the identity management system, the identity management system can map each of the first identifiers to a respective one of the third identifiers to generate first identifier and third identifier pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Berry, JR., Miguel Franco, Matthew Teshera
  • Publication number: 20160325048
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides plunger rods including a shaft, an injection member and a contact member. The shaft has a first end and a second end, and the injection member is coupled to the shaft at the first end. The contact member is coupled to the shaft at the second end. The present disclosure also provides injection systems including a container, a piston and a plunger. The container has with a first end and a second end. The piston is positioned within the container, and the plunger rod is positioned within the container adjacent to the piston. The present disclosure also provides methods of assembling an injection system. The methods include obtaining a container, a piston, and a plunger rod. The methods further include inserting the piston into an opening in a second end of the container, and inserting the plunger rod into the opening in the second end of the container and positioning the plunger rod adjacent to the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph BERRY, Michael CUPICHA, Alexei GORALTCHOUK, Mykhaylo HRYTSAK, Courtney NICHOLAS
  • Publication number: 20160259358
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for remotely monitoring machinery, the machinery having a control network for control thereof, one or more switches coupled to the control network for controlling the machinery via the control network. The system includes a controller hardwired coupled to the control network of the machinery. The controller is configured to monitor operation of the machinery. In addition, the system includes an arrangement for receiving signals for controlling the controller from a remote location and an arrangement for transmitting, to a remote location, information collected by the controller resulting from the controller monitoring operation of the machinery. Advantageously, with the subject invention, the system can monitor machinery from remote locations directly. In the event of faults or failures, corrective action may be taken using the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Berry, JR., Robert Joseph Berry, SR.
  • Publication number: 20150105735
    Abstract: Pistons for a syringe and syringe systems are disclosed. The pistons may include a base with a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a side portion extending between the first end and the second end. The piston may also include at least one engagement portion extending around the circumference of the side portion of the base. Another embodiment of the plunger head may include a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, and an intermediate portion connecting the proximal end and the distal end. The intermediate portion is tapered from the proximal end to the distal end. The syringe system includes a piston and a plunger rod. The plunger rod may include a first end and a second end with the first end pressingly contacting the distal end of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. MARUK, Bernard ETTINGER, Joseph BERRY, Alexei GORALTCHOUK, Mykhaylo HRYTSAK
  • Publication number: 20140163699
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for remotely monitoring machinery, the machinery having a control network for control thereof, one or more switches coupled to the control network for controlling the machinery via the control network. The system includes a controller hardwired coupled to the control network of the machinery. The controller is configured to monitor operation of the machinery. In addition, the system includes an arrangement for receiving signals for controlling the controller from a remote location and an arrangement for transmitting, to a remote location, information collected by the controller resulting from the controller monitoring operation of the machinery. Advantageously, with the subject invention, the system can monitor machinery from remote locations directly. In the event of faults or failures, corrective action may be taken using the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Berry, JR., Robert Joseph Berry, SR.
  • Patent number: 8676390
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for remotely controlling and monitoring machinery, the machinery having a control network for control thereof, one or more switches coupled to the control network for controlling the machinery via the control network. The system includes a controller hardwired coupled to the control network of the machinery. The controller is configured to control the machinery via the control network separately from the switches, and the controller is configured to monitor operation of the machinery. In addition, the system includes an arrangement for receiving signals for controlling the controller from a remote location and an arrangement for transmitting, to a remote location, information collected by the controller resulting from the controller monitoring operation of the machinery. Advantageously, with the subject invention, the system can control and monitor machinery from remote locations directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Berry, Jr., Robert Joseph Berry, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8329502
    Abstract: Method of applying a conformal coating to a highly structured substrate and devices made by the disclosed methods are disclosed. An example method includes the deposition of a substantially contiguous layer of a material upon a highly structured surface within a deposition process chamber. The highly structured surface may be associated with a substrate or another layer deposited on a substrate. The method includes depositing a material having an amorphous structure on the highly structured surface at a deposition pressure of equal to or less than about 3 mTorr. The method may also include removing a portion of the amorphous material deposited on selected surfaces and depositing additional amorphous material on the highly structured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Ginley, John Perkins, Joseph Berry, Thomas Gennett
  • Publication number: 20120091586
    Abstract: Method of applying a conformal coating to a highly structured substrate and devices made by the disclosed methods are disclosed. An example method includes the deposition of a substantially contiguous layer of a material upon a highly structured surface within a deposition process chamber. The highly structured surface may be associated with a substrate or another layer deposited on a substrate. The method includes depositing a material having an amorphous structure on the highly structured surface at a deposition pressure of equal to or less than about 3 mTorr. The method may also include removing a portion of the amorphous material deposited on selected surfaces and depositing additional amorphous material on the highly structured surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Ginley, John Perkins, Joseph Berry, Thomas Gennett
  • Patent number: 8077004
    Abstract: An electrical device is produced by winding wires around a core. The device may be used as a transformer. Wires are inserted into, through and around a first hole and a first side of a core a desired number of times. Thereafter, the wires are extended along either a top or a bottom of the core and then passed through and around a second hole of the core. After the wires are wound around the second hole of the core and a second side of the core, the production of the device is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Bel Fuse (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited
    Inventors: Brian J. Buckmeier, John Hess, Edwin Edralin, Joseph Berry
  • Publication number: 20110195989
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical formulations containing opioid components that each has a release profile. The components may provide immediate or controlled release of the opioid. The invention is also directed to methods of controlling release of one or more opioid compounds and methods of treating pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Edward M. Rudnic, Michael Vachon, Gary W. Pace, Joseph Berry, Felix de la Iglesia
  • Patent number: 7924130
    Abstract: An isolation magnetic device produced by inserting a first end of a wire through a first hole of a core, wrapping the first end of the wire around a first side of the core and inserting the first end of the wire through a second hole of the core. The second hole of the core is spaced from the first hole and has a longitudinal axis extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first hole. The device is further produced by inserting a second end of the wire through the second hole of the core, wrapping the second end of the wire around the first side of the core and inserting the second end of the wire through the first hole of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventors: Brian J. Buckmeier, John Hess, Joseph Berry, Edwin Edralin
  • Publication number: 20100217406
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for remotely controlling and monitoring machinery, the machinery having a control network for control thereof, one or more switches coupled to the control network for controlling the machinery via the control network. The system includes a controller hardwired coupled to the control network of the machinery. The controller is configured to control the machinery via the control network separately from the switches, and the controller is configured to monitor operation of the machinery. In addition, the system includes an arrangement for receiving signals for controlling the controller from a remote location and an arrangement for transmitting, to a remote location, information collected by the controller resulting from the controller monitoring operation of the machinery. Advantageously, with the subject invention, the system can control and monitor machinery from remote locations directly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Berry, JR., Robert Joseph Berry, SR.
  • Publication number: 20100045420
    Abstract: An isolation magnetic device produced by inserting a first end of a wire through a first hole of a core, wrapping the first end of the wire around a first side of the core and inserting the first end of the wire through a second hole of the core. The second hole of the core is spaced from the first hole and has a longitudinal axis extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first hole. The device is further produced by inserting a second end of the wire through the second hole of the core, wrapping the second end of the wire around the first side of the core and inserting the second end of the wire through the first hole of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Brian J. Buckmeier, John Hess, Joseph Berry, Edwin Edralin
  • Patent number: 7472182
    Abstract: Collecting data for a storage area network includes providing a plurality of agents that collect data from objects of the storage area network, providing a plurality of data collection policies, where each of the policies indicates a type of data to be collected and a frequency of collection, and applying the policies to the agents, where the agents collect data according to the type of data and the frequencies indicated by the data collection policies. At least one of the agents may have a plurality of data collection policies applied thereto to cause the at least one agent to collect the types of data at the frequencies indicated by the merge of all of the data collection policies applied to the at least one agent. Merging the data collection policies may be performed by the at least one of the agents that receives the data collection policies or may be performed by an entity other than the at least one of the agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Young, Jay Stevens, David Barta, Joseph Berry, Ilya Liubovich, Serge Marokhovsky, Douglas Leech
  • Publication number: 20050018822
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a telephone caller information assistance such as driving directions from a starting location to a destination location. To obtain information assistance, the caller places a telephone call to access the system. If the geographical location of the caller can be determined by an automatic location identification system it is displayed on an operator console where the caller's request is transferred to be handled by a live operator. The operator receives the caller's destination request and queries the system for the street route driving instructions to the requested destination. After obtaining the street route driving instructions, the call can be transferred to an audio box having an interactive user interface capable of replaying the desired information to the caller. In an illustrative embodiment, the interactive user interface is capable providing functions to stop, start, pause, and replay the information to the caller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Les Bruce, Michael Sinder, Michael Mullarkey, Joseph Berry
  • Publication number: 20050010485
    Abstract: A multimedia, interactive kiosk system for use in site-specific locations, which enables the user to interface the system quickly and easily and interact with the system in response to information provided within wide limits of variation. The system provides customized interfaces for thousands of multimedia kiosks by presenting selected information from numerous independent information sources directed to the programmed site-specific aspects of the kiosk and allows the user to interact with the information as well as Vendor/subscribers providing services in response to the selected information. The multimedia, interactive kiosk system uses an interactive database at the kiosk site which is periodically updated from a multitask server engine in response to user commands or system criteria. Links are provided from the interactive database for periodic updates, multimedia presentations, and interactive manipulation by the location user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Fuad Sarvestani, Masoud Sharifi, Joseph Berry