Patents by Inventor Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones 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: 9850607
    Abstract: Tools are provided that communicate to a pattern designer how much yarn is being used on every needle for a given tuft height pattern and permit the designer to adjust the pattern accordingly to balance the yarn usage on the needles. An electronic representation of a pattern design is received for controlling a carpet tufting operation. The pattern design includes a pile height per tuft. A grid is provided for representing the pattern design using different visual cues to represent different pile heights. A graph depicting use-of-yarn per needle for the carpet tufting operation is generated. The grid and the graph are on a common user interface and are viewable at the same time on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Interface, Inc.
    Inventors: William Nathan Jones, Jorge Del Angel, Graeme Robert Ripley
  • Publication number: 20170260668
    Abstract: Tools are provided that communicate to a pattern designer how much yarn is being used on every needle for a given tuft height pattern and permit the designer to adjust the pattern accordingly to balance the yarn usage on the needles. An electronic representation of a pattern design is received for controlling a carpet tufting operation. The pattern design includes a pile height per tuft. A grid is provided for representing the pattern design using different visual cues to represent different pile heights. A graph depicting use-of-yarn per needle for the carpet tufting operation is generated. The grid and the graph are on a common user interface and are viewable at the same time on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: William Nathan Jones, Jorge Del Angel, Graeme Robert Ripley
  • Publication number: 20170112949
    Abstract: Components, for example, nanoparticles for detecting and/or treating one or more active carious lesions or microcavities in teeth of a subject are provided. The component or nanoparticle may comprise a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer (e.g., a starch) bearing at least one cationic region and/or having a net positive charge and thereby capable of associating with one or more active and/or early carious lesions on a tooth in an oral cavity of a subject. The components or nanoparticles are optionally water soluble or dispersible. The components or nanoparticle also comprises an imaging agent (e.g., a fluorophore or dye) bonded to the biocompatible and biodegradable polymer. The component or nanoparticle is thus capable of indicating the presence of one or more active carious lesions when the component or nanoparticle is associated therewith. Oral care compositions comprising such compounds/nanoparticles and methods of making and using the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicants: The Regents of the University of Michigan, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
    Inventors: Joerg Lahann, Sywe-Ren Chang, Brian Clarkson, Nathan A. Jones, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
  • Publication number: 20160000731
    Abstract: Methods for alleviating sore throat conditions and related compositions. In some such compositions, at least one non-hexose sugar alcohol and/or at least one non-hexose sugar alcohol precursor may be present in a concentration effective for reducing a concentration of sore-throat causing microorganisms in a patient's throat. The composition may further comprise at least one coating agent in a concentration effective for prolonging the presence of the at least one non-hexose sugar alcohol and/or at least one non-hexose sugar alcohol precursor in a patient's throat to treat the sore throat condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Jones, Nathan Jones
  • Publication number: 20150140137
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for alleviating an allergy condition while also reducing a drying effect of an allergy treatment composition or another anti-mucosal composition. In some embodiments and implementations, a composition may be provided comprising an allergy treatment composition comprising an antihistamine in a therapeutically effective amount for treating the allergy condition in the human having the allergy condition. The composition may further comprise an anti-drying composition comprising at least one of xylitol, erythiritol, mannitol, maltitol, tibitol, arabitol, ribose, and xylose in one or more therapeutically effective amounts for reducing nasal dryness caused by the allergy treatment composition. The composition may be delivered into at least one of the human's nose, eyes, mouth, and throat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Jones, Nathan Jones
  • Patent number: 9011941
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for alleviating an allergy condition while also reducing a drying effect of an allergy treatment composition or another anti-mucosal composition. In some embodiments and implementations, a composition may be provided comprising an allergy treatment composition comprising an antihistamine in a therapeutically effective amount for treating the allergy condition in the human having the allergy condition. The composition may further comprise an anti-drying composition comprising at least one of xylitol, erythiritol, mannitol, maltitol, tibitol, arabitol, ribose, and xylose in one or more therapeutically effective amounts for reducing nasal dryness caused by the allergy treatment composition. The composition may be delivered into at least one of the human's nose, eyes, mouth, and throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xlear, Inc.
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Jones, Nathan Jones
  • Publication number: 20150025029
    Abstract: A delivery device for a active agent comprises nanoparticles based on a biopolymer such as starch. The delivery device may also be in the form of an aptamer-biopolymer-active agent conjugate wherein the aptamer targets the device for the treatment of specific disorders, such as cancer. The delivery device survives for a period of time in the body sufficient to allow for transport and uptake of the delivery device into targeted cells. The degree of crosslinking can provide a desired release profile of the active agent at, near or inside the target cells. The nanoparticles may be made by applying a high shear force in the presence of a cross linker. The particles may be predominantly in the range of 50-150 nm and form a colloidal dispersion of crosslinked hydrogel particles in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Bloembergen, Ian J. McLennan, Nathan Jones, Areet Krsna Ganesh Shermon, Abdel Elsayed, Juewen Liu
  • Publication number: 20140228304
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for alleviating an allergy condition while also reducing a drying effect of an allergy treatment composition or another anti-mucosal composition. In some embodiments and implementations, a composition may be provided comprising an allergy treatment composition comprising an antihistamine in a therapeutically effective amount for treating the allergy condition in the human having the allergy condition. The composition may further comprise an anti-drying composition comprising at least one of xylitol, erythiritol, mannitol, maltitol, tibitol, arabitol, ribose, and xylose in one or more therapeutically effective amounts for reducing nasal dryness caused by the allergy treatment composition. The composition may be delivered into at least one of the human's nose, eyes, mouth, and throat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Xlear, Inc.
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Jones, Nathan Jones
  • Patent number: 8709508
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for alleviating an allergy condition while also reducing a drying effect of an allergy medication or another anti-mucosal composition. In some embodiments, a nasal solution for alleviating an allergy condition may comprise an anti-mucosal composition in an amount effective for treating an allergy condition and at least one of xylitol and xylose in an amount effective for reducing nasal dryness caused by the anti-mucosal composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Xlear, Inc.
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Jones, Nathan Jones
  • Publication number: 20130337065
    Abstract: A delivery device for an active agent comprises nanoparticles based on a biopolymer such as starch. The delivery device may also be in the form of an aptamer-biopolymer-active agent conjugate wherein the aptamer targets the device for the treatment of specific disorders. The nanoparticles may be made by applying a high shear force in the presence of a crosslinker. The particles may be predominantly in the range of 50-150 nm and form a colloidal dispersion of crosslinked hydrogel particles in water. The biopolymer may be functionalized. The aptamer may be conjugated directly to the cross-linked biopolymers. The active agent may be a drug useful for the treatment of cancer. The delivery device survives for a period of time in the body sufficient to allow for the sustained release of a drug and for the transportation and uptake of the conjugate into targeted cells. However, the biopolymer is biocompatible and resorbable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ECOSYNTHETIX LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Bloembergen, Ian J. McLennan, Nathan Jones, Ryan Wagner, Aareet Ganesh Shermon, Abdel Rahman Elsayed, Juewen Liu
  • Publication number: 20130316026
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for alleviating an allergy condition while also reducing a drying effect of an allergy medication or another anti-mucosal composition. In some embodiments, a nasal solution for alleviating an allergy condition may comprise an anti-mucosal composition in an amount effective for treating an allergy condition and at least one of xylitol and xylose in an amount effective for reducing nasal dryness caused by the anti-mucosal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Jones, Nathan Jones
  • Publication number: 20130090467
    Abstract: A delivery device for an active agent comprises nanoparticles based on a biopolymer such as starch. The delivery device may also be in the form of an aptamer-biopolymer-active agent conjugate wherein the aptamer targets the device for the treatment of specific disorders. The nanoparticles may be made by applying a high shear force in the presence of a crosslinker. The particles may be predominantly in the range of 50-150 nm and form a colloidal dispersion of crosslinked hydrogel particles in water. The biopolymer may be functionalized. The aptamer may be conjugated directly to the cross-linked biopolymers. The active agent may be a drug useful for the treatment of cancer. The delivery device survives for a period of time in the body sufficient to allow for the sustained release of a drug and for the transportation and uptake of the conjugate into targeted cells. However, the biopolymer is biocompatible and resorbable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: ECOSYNTHETIX LTD.
    Inventors: Steven BLOEMBERGEN, Ian J. MCLENNAN, Nathan JONES, Ryan WAGNER, Aareet Krsna GANESH SHERMON, Abdel Rahman ELSAYED, Juewen LIU
  • Patent number: 8285850
    Abstract: A system and method for managing data transfers between client computers and a computer network. Each client comprises a data transfer controller and at least two data transfer rules. The data transfer controller associates each of at least two connection states with one of the data transfer rules. The data transfer controller also detects a connection state of a client device, applies a first data transfer rule to the client device in response to detecting a first connection state, and applies a second data transfer rule to the client device in response to detecting a second connection state. In a further embodiment, the data transfer controller associates a data transfer policy with attributes of a connection between the client device and the computer network, wherein a connection state comprises a set of values of the attributes of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Jones, Bryan Archambeault, Ernie Billing
  • Publication number: 20120141551
    Abstract: A delivery device for an active agent comprises nanoparticles based on a biopolymer such as starch. The delivery device may also be in the form of an aptamer-biopolymer-active agent conjugate wherein the aptamer targets the device for the treatment of specific disorders. The nanoparticles may be made by applying a high shear force in the presence of a crosslinker. The particles may be predominantly in the range of 50-150 nm and form a colloidal dispersion of crosslinked hydrogel particles in water. The biopolymer may be functionalized. The aptamer may be conjugated directly to the cross-linked biopolymers. The active agent may be a drug useful for the treatment of cancer. The delivery device survives for a period of time in the body sufficient to allow for the sustained release of a drug and for the transportation and uptake of the conjugate into targeted cells. However, the biopolymer is biocompatible and resorbable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: ECOSYNTHETIX LTD.
    Inventors: Steven BLOEMBERGEN, Ian J. MCLENNAN, Nathan JONES, Ryan WAGNER, Aareet Krsna GANESH SHERMON, Abdel Rahman ELSAYED, Juewen LIU
  • Patent number: 7686521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of zero force sockets to provide power to an optical device, such as a laser diode or photodiode, during active alignment of the optical device. The zero force sockets can be repeatedly changed between an open position for insertion and removal of optical device leads with minimal drag and a closed position for securing and providing power to the optical device leads. A pneumatically driven air cylinder can be used to open and/or close the zero force sockets. Devices for securing the optical device leads in place include, for example, lead clamps, which close upon conductive sleeves into which the optical device leads have been inserted, and conductive leaf springs, which close (when a pneumatic plunger is withdrawn) upon the laser diode leads, securing them in place and providing a conductive pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Ting Shi, Nathan Jones
  • Publication number: 20090170213
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for high-throughput screening of enantiomeric excess (ee), comprising synthesizing a sensor made from an aggregate of gold nanoparticles whose surfaces have been elaborated with a chiral “host” that includes two optically pure binaphthol groups linked together by a diethanolamine bridge that is tethered via nitrogen to its associated gold nanoparticle, and in which aggregate the individual particles are held together by a bridging chiral “di-guest,” which contains an amino acid functionality at both ends and which interacts with the surface-bound hosts through hydrogen bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: University of Western Ontario
    Inventors: Nathan Jones, Silvia Mittler, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Thomas Preston
  • Patent number: 7371017
    Abstract: Au automated laser pressing system assembles and aligns a laser header subassembly to a lens housing. The automated system generally includes a precise press system and a fast fiber alignment system. The press system precisely presses the housing onto the header, or the header onto the housing, and the fiber alignment system keeps a fiber in alignment with light passed through the lens to measure the laser header to lens housing alignment. Feedback from the fiber alignment system to the housing press system is used to precisely and automatically adjust the alignment as necessary before the housing and header are permanently affixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Ting Shi, Nathan Jones, Pavel Ploscariu, Rick Zheng, Ed Ramos
  • Publication number: 20050101172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of zero force sockets to provide power to an optical device, such as a laser diode or photodiode, during active alignment of the optical device. The zero force sockets can be repeatedly changed between an open position for insertion and removal of optical device leads with minimal drag and a closed position for securing and providing power to the optical device leads. A pneumatically driven air cylinder can be used to open and/or close the zero force sockets. Devices for securing the optical device leads in place include, for example, lead clamps, which close upon conductive sleeves into which the optical device leads have been inserted, and conductive leaf springs, which close (when a pneumatic plunger is withdrawn) upon the laser diode leads, securing them in place and providing a conductive pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Ting Shi, Nathan Jones
  • Publication number: 20050006307
    Abstract: A method of sanitizing chromatographic media is provided. The method includes contacting the media with an acidic chaotropic agent, at low temperature and low pH. The method provides pathogen removal and/or inactivation, including viral inactivation in particular embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Nathan Jones, Marina Korneyeva, James Rebbeor, Richard Rosenthal, Christopher Stenland
  • Patent number: 6146770
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ink jet recording medium. The ink jet recording medium has an ink absorbent layer provided upon a substrate, with a humidity barrier layer provided upon the ink absorbent layer. The ink absorbent layer comprises a blend of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), poly(vinyl pyrollidone), and a hydrophobic polymer, and the humidity barrier layer comprises a blend of polyethylene oxide and boehmite alumina. The ink jet recording medium is fast drying over different relative humidity conditions, making it particularly suitable for high speed printing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Arkwright Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven J. Sargeant, Nathan Jones, Joshua Rundus, Shengmei Yuan