Patents by Inventor Joseph Howard

Joseph Howard 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: 20210054309
    Abstract: A cleaning formulation has from 10 to 99 wt % water, from 0.8 to 40 wt % surfactant, optionally other additives, and from 0.2 to 20 wt % of a solvent additive of formula (I): R1—O-(AO)n—C(?O)—R2??(I) where R1 is C3 to C12 alkyl, AO is an alkylene oxide group selected from an ethylene oxide group, a propylene oxide group and a butylene oxide group. At least one AO group in the solvent additive is an ethylene oxide group. The solvent additive has a water solubility of less than 1 wt % in deionised water at 20° C. and the surfactant enables the solvent additive to dissolve and/or disperse in the cleaning formulation. In a method of cleaning an oily or waxy soil from a hard surface, the solvent additive is applied to the hard surface and optionally rinsed with water. The solvent additive is used in a cleaning formulation to improve the percentage soil removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Croda, Inc.
    Inventors: Bingham Scott Jaynes, Xin Chen, Li Chen, Mei-Ly Chua, Joseph William Scheblein, Gregory Howard Smith
  • Publication number: 20210038069
    Abstract: A process is provided for conducting an eye examination using a mobile device, the process comprising capturing a first image of an object using a camera of a mobile device set to a fixed focusing distance; determining, with reference to the first image, an absolute size of the object; capturing a second image of the object using the camera of the mobile device; determining, with reference to the second image, a distance from the mobile device to the object; providing an indication via the mobile device to move the mobile device relative to the object; and receiving input from the mobile device in response to the eye examination program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: JAND, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Carrafa, David Howard Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20210031721
    Abstract: Quick Release Buckle (QRB) is an automated seatbelt system. QRB utilizes a power source and control unit software incorporated into pre-existing components within the vehicle's transmission or by micro-switch. QRB automatically disengages the seatbelt upon placing the vehicle in “park”, regardless of the ignition setting for law enforcement/military vehicles. While in “park”, an electrical signal energizes a solenoid releasing the buckle. The control unit contains proprietary software that records every engage/disengage of the seatbelt. Electronic records can be downloaded at any time, using an integrated micro-scan disk (SD) module/card. During a collision, the system ceases to record activity, showing electronic proof the seatbelt was engaged/disengaged. Civilian application includes accident investigations, insurance inquiries, and private company regulation compliance. Civilian QRB differs slightly as the transmission must be placed in “park” and the ignition must be in “off” for system operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Howard Leurs
  • Patent number: 10882511
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a split exhaust engine system that provides blowthrough air and exhaust gas recirculation to an intake passage via a first exhaust manifold and exhaust gas to an exhaust passage via a second exhaust manifold. In one example, the engine system may be installed in a hybrid vehicle, and, in response to a request to restart the engine while the vehicle is being propelled via motor torque only, the engine may be rotated unfueled via the motor torque at less than cranking speed while at least partially opening a valve disposed in a passage coupled between the first exhaust manifold and the intake passage. In another example, in response to the request to restart the engine, all exhaust valves of a second set of exhaust valves coupled to the second exhaust manifold may be deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Ulrey, John D. Russell, Michael Howard Shelby
  • Publication number: 20200396994
    Abstract: Multi-purpose cleaning and protectant compositions and methods of manufacture and application thereof. The multipurpose cleaning and protectant compositions comprise a mixture of an aqueous solution of an organosilane. The solution may also contain surfactants and fragrance from natural and artificial sources. The multi-purpose protectant compositions are sprayed on any surface contaminated with pathogens, allowed to cure, and result in long-lasting surface protection. The protectant compositions have a long shelf life and resistance to thermal degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Joseph Howard, JR., Tyler Howard
  • Patent number: 10841404
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying one or more social network events that satisfy a query condition in a social-networking system, determining an event score for each of the identified events, where the event score is based on one or more signals that are each related to a first interaction between a target user and the social-networking system, and the first interaction associates the target user with the identified event, and presenting one or more of the identified events to the target user in an order based on the event score of each identified event. The interaction may establish an association between the target user and an entity associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Howard, Jasper Reid Hauser, Scott Joseph Robert Horsfall, Vijay Sivakumar, Dan Ionut Fechete, Zhiyuan Zhang, Xuan Jiang, Xun Gong
  • Patent number: 10811144
    Abstract: Examples of a system for generating and compressing magnetized plasma are disclosed. The system comprises a plasma generator with a first closed end and an outlet, and a flux conserving chamber that is in tight fluid communication with the outlet of the plasma generator such that the generated plasma is injected into an inner cavity of the flux conserving chamber. An elongated central axial shaft is also provided such that the central shaft extends through the outlet of the plasma generator into the flux conserver. The end of the central shaft in connected to the flux conserver. A power source that comprises a formation power circuit and a shaft power circuit is provided to provide a formation power pulse to the plasma generator to generate magnetized plasma, and a shaft power pulse to the central axial shaft to generate a toroidal magnetic field into the plasma generator and the flux conserving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: General Fusion Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Laberge, Meritt Wayne Reynolds, Alexander Douglas Mossman, Stephen James Howard, Blake Kenton Rablah, Peter Joseph Larkin O'Shea, Donald James Froese, Charles Beaufort Eyrich
  • Patent number: 10799109
    Abstract: A process is provided for conducting an eye examination using a mobile device, the process comprising capturing a first image of an object using a camera of a mobile device set to a fixed focusing distance; determining, with reference to the first image, an absolute size of the object; capturing a second image of the object using the camera of the mobile device; determining, with reference to the second image, a distance from the mobile device to the object; providing an indication via the mobile device to move the mobile device relative to the object; and receiving input from the mobile device in response to the eye examination program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: JAND, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Carrafa, David Howard Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10791733
    Abstract: Multi-purpose protectant compositions and methods of manufacture and application thereof. The multipurpose protectant compositions comprise a mixture of an aqueous solution of an organosilane. The solution may also contain surfactants and fragrance from natural and artificial sources. The multi-purpose protectant scompositiona are sprayed on any surface, allowed to cure, and result in long-lasting surface protection. The protectant compositions have a long shelf life and resistance to thermal degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hyper Green Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James Joseph Howard, Jr., Tyler Howard
  • Publication number: 20200309719
    Abstract: A method of inspecting a component using computed tomography is described, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a computed tomography (CT) scanner; (b) providing a target component; (c) reviewing the geometry of the component; (d) estimating the best component orientation; (e) orienting the component; (f) scanning the component with the CT scanner; (g) loading CT scan data into 3D image software; (h) registering the best CT scan data; (i) determining acceptable and unacceptable regions of CT scan data; (j) determining additional component orientations; (k) repeating steps (e) through (i) until all regions of CT scan data for the component are acceptable; and (l) creating a merged volume of acceptable CT scan data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Howard, John Charles Janning, Andrew Joseph Galish, Kevin Layne Moermond
  • Patent number: 10767587
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an amount of water injected upstream of a group of cylinders based on a determined maldistribution of water among cylinders during a water injection event. In one example, a method may include injecting a first amount of water upstream of a first group of cylinders and a different, second amount of water upstream of a second group of cylinders based on operating conditions of the respective cylinder groups. Further, the method may include adjusting water injection and engine operating parameters in response the evaporated and/or condensed portion of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Hakeem, Gopichandra Surnilla, Christopher House, Michael Howard Shelby, Joseph Norman Ulrey
  • Patent number: 10760520
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling fuel injection in an engine equipped with a dual injector system including a port injector and a direct injector. A ratio of port injected fuel to direct injected fuel is adjusted based at least on intake valve temperature. The proportion of fuel port injected into a cylinder is increased as the intake valve temperature for the given cylinder increases to improve fuel vaporization in the intake port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gopichandra Surnilla, Eric Krengel, Joseph Lyle Thomas, Todd Anthony Rumpsa, Michael Howard Shelby
  • Publication number: 20200261284
    Abstract: A disposable undergarment is disclosed. The undergarment includes a chassis and an absorbent core assembly. The chassis includes a front section, a crotch section and a rear section and elastic threads in those sections. The absorbent core is located in the crotch section, with portions of it extending into the front and rear sections. The core assembly includes a first or upper section of including plural pockets of a free slow acting but high absorbency SAP, and a second or underlying second section including plural pockets of a free fast acting by lower absorbency SAP. The SAP of the upper and lower sections exhibits various characteristics to facilitate to effective and efficient absorption of a fluid insult into the core assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Donald A. Sheldon, Joseph Howard, William Terenzoni, James Clayton Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200187945
    Abstract: Methods and devices for increasing oxygenation levels in the blood supply and thereby treating the condition of hypoxemia. Multiple approaches such as pressure reduction in the pulmonary circulatory system, reducing triggering mechanisms in the main pulmonary artery and restricting flow in the pulmonary circulatory system are disclosed. Interventions associated with those approaches can including shunting, restrictors, compliance devices, pharmacologic substances, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: NXT Biomedical
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert S. Schwartz, Glen Rabito, Robert C. Taft, Elliot Howard, Alexander Siegel, Joseph Passman
  • Patent number: 10677172
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for using compression heating to heat a cylinder piston before cylinder combustion is resumed. Cylinder heating is achieved using combinations of slow unfueled engine rotation where the engine cylinders are heated via compression stroke heating, and slow compressor rotation where the cylinders are heated via compression heating. One or more intake or exhaust heaters may be concurrently operated to expedite cylinder heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Ulrey, John Eric Rollinger, Michael Howard Shelby, Jianwen James Yi
  • Publication number: 20200121842
    Abstract: A system for performing a dialysis treatment includes a dialysis fluid machine; a disposable dialysis fluid carrying member operable with the dialysis fluid machine; and a venting filter provided by the disposable member, the venting filter positioned and arranged to be coupled along with the disposable member to the dialysis fluid machine to perform the dialysis treatment and to vent air from the disposable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Publication number: 20200122839
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise: a floor panel for a rotorcraft; one or more puck fasteners in the floor panel, wherein each puck fastener comprises an attachment fitting and a plurality of internal flanges, wherein the plurality of internal flanges within each puck fastener are adjacent; and one or more seating fixtures coupled to the floor panel using the one or more puck fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, Richard Theodore Perryman, Darrell W. Wilkerson, Bobby Howard Mosier, Joseph Daniel Leachman, Ernest Edward Senn, JR., William D. Dennison
  • Publication number: 20200124496
    Abstract: A lensmeter system may include a mobile device having a camera. The camera may capture a first image of a pattern through a lens that is separate from the camera, while the lens is in contact with a pattern. The mobile device may determine the size of the lens based on the first image and known features of the pattern. The camera may capture a second image of the pattern, while the lens is at an intermediate location between the camera and the pattern. The second image may be transformed to an ideal coordinate system, and processed determine a distortion of the pattern attributable to the lens. The mobile device may measure characteristics of the lens based on the distortion. Characteristics of the lens may include a spherical power, a cylinder power, and/or an astigmatism angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: David Howard Goldberg, Joseph Carrafa
  • Patent number: 10604262
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise: a floor panel for a rotorcraft; one or more puck fasteners in the floor panel, wherein each puck fastener comprises an attachment fitting and a plurality of internal flanges, wherein the plurality of internal flanges within each puck fastener are adjacent; and one or more seating fixtures coupled to the floor panel using the one or more puck fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, Richard Theodore Perryman, Darrell W. Wilkerson, Bobby Howard Mosier, Joseph Daniel Leachman, Ernest Edward Senn, Jr., William D. Dennison
  • Patent number: D892821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Johannes Bauer, Samuel Howard Bebbington, Gary Butcher, Joseph Chan, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, Jonathan P. Ive, Behkish Johnnie Manzari, Pedro Mari, Henrique Penha, Aled Williams, Christopher Wilson