Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. James

Kenneth A. James 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: 20190247807
    Abstract: A system for dissolving solid chemical may include three reservoirs positioned in a vertically stacked arrangement. A solid chemical reservoir configured to receive solid chemical to be dissolved may be nested in a solution generator reservoir into which water is introduced to erode the solid chemical. A dissolved chemical reservoir can be positioned under the solid chemical reservoir and the solution generator reservoir. The dissolved chemical reservoir can store solution generated using the system. In some examples, a recirculation circuit is used to recirculate water introduced into the solution generator reservoir until a solution having a target concentration of the chemical being dissolved is achieved. The recirculation circuit may include a recirculation line having an outlet aimed at the bottom wall of the solid chemical reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Thomas Dobizl, Amit Gupta, Alessandro Culotti, Joshua James Lanz, Trishul Artham
  • Patent number: 10378472
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon sensor diagnosis system includes a computer programmed to collect data from a hydrocarbon sensor while an exhaust gas recirculation system is in an open state. The hydrocarbon sensor is mounted along an engine air intake between an exhaust port of the exhaust gas recirculation system and an intake port of a cylinder head. The computer is further programmed to determine whether a hydrocarbon sensor fault exists based at least on the collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Douglas Raymond Martin, Kenneth James Miller
  • Patent number: 10382547
    Abstract: Methods and systems for online collaboration. A method embodiment facilitates collaborative editing of a cloud-based shared document using a browser-enabled platform native application. A user launches a platform native application and establishes a non-browser connection between the platform native application and a remote cloud-based shared file facility. The non-browser connection operates independently from any browser connections even though the platform native application includes a document editor web app within the embedded browser. A first user retrieves a first user copy of the cloud-based shared document, modifies the document, and shares the modified document so as to be accessible by other collaborating users. After closing the first user copy of the document, the platform native application receives other collaborating user modifications over the non-browser connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Berger, Ma Hnin Yu Aung, Kenneth Yagen, Brian James Emerick, Naeim Semsarilar
  • Patent number: 10378460
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for integrating a VCR engine with a CVT transmission. Responsive to a driver demand, a controller may determine whether to maintain a current compression ratio or transition to an alternate compression ratio based on the fuel economy benefit of the transition and further based on any engine limitations that may be incurred at the engine speed-load following the transition. To improve the net fuel economy benefit while addressing the engine limitation, a compression ratio transition may be combined with a CVT adjusted engine speed-load regime, while maintaining engine power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, Thomas G. Leone, Douglas Raymond Martin
  • Publication number: 20190236567
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for processing of bail payments and/or bond payments using resources of a money transfer network are disclosed. In an embodiment, a bail payment may be made via a money transfer transaction between a sending party (e.g., a family member or friend of a defendant) and a receiving party (e.g., the court that set the defendant's bail). In an additional or alternative embodiment, a bond payment may made via a money transfer transaction between the sending party and a receiving party (e.g., the bail bondsman entity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Field, LaVonne Lynne Engman, Kenneth James Bengtsson, Brinkley Brown Eiting
  • Patent number: 10364775
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transferring heat from a coolant to a water injection system reservoir coupled to an engine of a vehicle. The water injection system reservoir may include a first reservoir fluidically coupled to a second reservoir, where the first reservoir is vertically higher than the second reservoir. The coolant may absorb waste heat from the engine, or from a hybrid electric vehicle power electronics system, and transfer heat to the water reservoir to prevent water from freezing even when ambient temperature is at or below the freezing temperature of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, Thomas G. Leone
  • Publication number: 20190230016
    Abstract: Embodiments attribute network data transfers to applications executing on a computing device. A data transfer service executes on the computing device to receive and process data transfer requests. The data transfer requests, populated by the applications, have identifiers attributed thereto to enable monitoring of the network data transfers per identifier. For example, network data transfers associated with different mail accounts of a mail program or different web sites of browser are attributed separately. Data usage statistics relating to the network data transfers for each identifier may be generated and presented to the user for review.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gil ZALMANOVITCH, Gregory James SCOTT, Shai GUDAY, Alec Garvin KWOK, Yue JIANG, Kenneth Vincent MA
  • Patent number: 10357192
    Abstract: A regulator for modulation of the flow rate of blood out of a patients blood vessel during blood collection is disclosed. The regulator includes a housing having a housing inlet, a housing outlet, and a wall defining a housing interior. At least a portion of the wall includes a flexible member. A valve is associated with the flexible member and is in communication with the housing interior. The regulator is designed so that upon an application of a differential pressure within the housing interior, the flexible member and/or valve automatically move with respect to either the housing inlet or housing outlet to modulate a flow of blood moving through the housing. A manual over-ride device can be provided to enable a user to over-ride the automatic regulation and manually regulate the flow of blood through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Craig Owen Russ, Neville Yu Leng Chia, Jamieson W. Crawford, Kenneth James Smith, Bradley M. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10358998
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine air intake having a humidity sensor, and a system having a nozzle positioned in the air intake and fluidly connected to a reservoir. The vehicle has a controller configured to activate the system to deliver fluid from the nozzle into the intake while the engine is inoperative and generate a diagnostic code in response to a change in humidity measured by the sensor being less than a threshold value. A method of controlling a vehicle includes measuring a baseline humidity (H1) using a humidity sensor in an air intake of an engine, and controlling a misting system to mist fluid from a reservoir into the air intake and adjacent to the humidity sensor while the engine is inoperative. The method measures a post-fluid delivery humidity (H2) using the humidity sensor, and generates a diagnostic code based on a comparison of H1 and H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Kenneth James Miller, Douglas Raymond Martin
  • Publication number: 20190217711
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an electric machine, a detachable lift, and a controller. The detachable lift has a lift battery that is electrically connected to the electric machine. The controller is programmed to, responsive to the vehicle traveling on a predetermined route, transfer power between the electric machine and lift battery such that a lift battery charge is within a desired range at an end of the route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth James MILLER, Jude BERTHAULT, Walter Joseph ORTMANN, Jeffrey Alan PALIC
  • Publication number: 20190222466
    Abstract: A method for processing state information updates. The method includes receiving, by a coordination point, a plurality of state information from a plurality of network elements; processing at least one of the plurality of state information to generate a result; and applying the result to at least one of the plurality of network elements in order to modify an operation of the at least one of the plurality of network elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth James Duda
  • Patent number: 10354459
    Abstract: A first vehicle includes a hydrocarbon sensor and a controller in communication with the hydrocarbon sensor. The controller is programmed to receive data from the hydrocarbon sensor indicating hydrocarbon emissions and determine that the hydrocarbon emissions originated in a second vehicle and are exceed a predetermined threshold. The controller may further be programmed to transmit a message reporting the hydrocarbon emission to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Douglas Raymond Martin, Kenneth James Miller
  • Patent number: 10351009
    Abstract: An electric vehicle display system may include a battery, an interface configured to present at least one selectable icon configured to control a battery powered vehicle feature, and a controller programmed to, in response to state-of-charge (SOC) data indicating that a trip range exceeds a possible driving range, update the selectable icon to indicate a suggested adjustment to the vehicle feature to decrease power demand of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, Douglas Raymond Martin, William Paul Perkins
  • Publication number: 20190209792
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new inhaler device for the administration of inhalable liquids to a patient offering one or more advantages or improvements over known inhalers, particularly inhalers for the delivery of halogenated volatile liquids such as methoxyflurane for use as an analgesic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Andrew Nicoll, Mathew James Dickson
  • Patent number: 10343687
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a transmission having input and output shafts and clutches engageable in combinations to create power-flow paths between the input and output shafts. The vehicle further includes wheels driven by the output shaft and a controller. The controller is programmed to engage one of the combinations, and, responsive to the wheels slipping and a desired engine torque reduction exceeding a threshold, command capacity to an additional one of the clutches to reduce torque of the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas G. Leone, Zhengyu Dai, Jianbo Lu, Kenneth James Miller
  • Patent number: 10343786
    Abstract: A thrust reverser assembly and a method of operating an aircraft during a taxi mode of operation are provided. The thrust reverser assembly includes one or more actuator assemblies configured to modulate a position of a moveable portion over a continuous range of travel between a fully stowed position and a fully deployed position, such that an air flow through said thrust reverser bleed passage is correspondingly varied. The thrust reverser assembly also includes a throttle device that includes a first, ground idle power level position and a second, forward thrust mode position. Movement into the second position may be actuated separately and differently from movement into the first position. An actuator intermediate lock may inhibit actuation of the intermediate forward thrust mode of operation until a plurality of preconditions is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brian Francis Nestico, Melanie Zoe Cox, Martin Kenneth Gabel, Keith Edward James Blodgett
  • Publication number: 20190201841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an advanced system for the removal of air pollutants from combustion and non-combustion processes that generate air pollutants that are regulated by environmental agencies. The pollutants include, but are not limited to, particulate matter; acid gases including sulphur dioxide, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride; metals such as mercury, dioxins, VOCs and reagents such as ammonia. The system collects and processes the polluted gas stream through two forms of wet method scrubbing technology. The gas is first passed through a wet scrubbing reactor capable of complete interaction between the gas and the selected liquid scrubbing reagent at one or more interfaces. The scrubbing medium is selected for its reactivity with the pollutants targeted in the process, its cost and impact on the environment. From the exit of the scrubbing reactor the gas is directed through a wet electrostatic precipitator to remove the remaining targeted pollutants to very high removal efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth James MCCLELLAND
  • Patent number: 10341218
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to a method of programming a data plane forwarding information base (FIB). The method includes obtaining, by a FIB entry optimizer in a control plane, a new entry to be loaded into the data plane FIB, making a first determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the data plane FIB is not full; and based on the first determination: loading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the new entry into the data plane FIB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth James Duda
  • Publication number: 20190195002
    Abstract: A window assembly having a first sash and a second sash mounted to a window frame, the first and second sashes arranged along different vertical planes within the window frame to resemble the appearance of a double hung window. The window assembly further includes a hinge mechanism coupled to the window frame, the hinge mechanism operable to guide the first and second sashes away from the window frame to accommodate an outwardly swinging motion of the sashes in a similar fashion as a conventional awning window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Gardner, Kenneth Marcoulier, Kevin A. Campbell, Bradley James Wirth, Louis Levison, Bryan Newpher
  • Patent number: 10328814
    Abstract: Example systems and methods to determine electric vehicle range based on environmental factors are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a battery pack, a HVAC control module, and an electronic control unit that includes a range calculator. The example range calculator determine a base power load, determines an auxiliary power load based on a sun load, an ambient temperature, a cabin temperature, and a temperature setting, and calculates a range of the vehicle based on the base power load, the auxiliary power load and a charge of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, William Paul Perkins, Jimmy Kapadia