Patents by Inventor Nigel James

Nigel 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: 20210183146
    Abstract: A system for modifying data representing a virtual environment includes: an environment navigation unit operable to control navigation within the virtual environment to generate one or more viewpoints within the virtual environment, an environment identification unit operable to identify one or more aspects of the geometry of the virtual environment visible in the one or more viewpoints, a geometry evaluation unit operable to evaluate the visibility of one or more aspects of the geometry based upon the identification for each of one or more viewpoints, and a data modification unit operable to modify one or more elements of data representing the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Cappello, Maurizio Cerrato, Rosario Leonardi, Gregory James Bedwell, Nigel John Williams
  • Publication number: 20210165120
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods to evaluate formation resistivity. In one embodiment, a method to evaluate formation resistivity proximate a wellbore is provided. The methods includes receiving data indicative of resistivity measurements of a formation proximate a wellbore at different distances within a range of distances from the wellbore. The method also includes analyzing the data to determine approximate formation resistivity of the formation at different distances from the wellbore. The method further includes generating at least one curve, each indicative of an approximate formation resistivity of the formation at the different distances from the wellbore, overlaying the at least one curve on a graph indicative of the formation resistivity of the formation within the range of distances from the wellbore, and providing the at least one curve overlaid on the graph for display on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy James Combs, Nigel Clegg, Renata Da Gama Saintive, Vytauias Usaitis
  • Publication number: 20210160402
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus including a camera defining an azimuth axis. A swing supports the camera. The camera is rotatable relative to the swing about the azimuth axis. A yoke is rotatably coupled to the swing about a tilt axis. The swing is rotatable relative to the yoke about the tilt axis. A locking member attached to the swing is movable between a first position and a second position in which the locking member contacts the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher James Cullington Okrainetz, Nigel Geoffrey Taylor, Andrew Luk Po Wu
  • Publication number: 20210139432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and G are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise a compound of Formula (I), to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Alan Joseph HENNESSY, Elizabeth Pearl JONES, Shuji HACHISU, Nigel James WILLETTS, Suzanna DALE, Alexander William GREGORY, Ian Thomas Tinmouth HOULSBY, Yunas BHONOAH, Julia COMAS-BARCELO
  • Patent number: 10946025
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds of formula (I): and salts thereof. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of kinase activity, in particular PI3-kinase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Julie Nicole Hamblin, Paul Spencer Jones, Suzanne Elaine Keeling, Joelle Le, Charlotte Jane Mitchell, Nigel James Parr
  • Publication number: 20210053957
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, useful as pesticides, especially as herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: James Nicholas SCUTT, Nigel James WILLETTS, Ravindra SONAWANE, Mangala PHADTE, Sandeep Reddy KANDUKURI, Swarnendu SASMAL, Sarah ARMSTRONG, Andrea MCGRANAGHAN
  • Publication number: 20210047274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and G are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise a compound of Formula (I), to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Alan Joseph HENNESSY, Elizabeth Pearl JONES, Shuji HACHISU, Nigel James WILLETTS, Suzanna DALE, Alexander William GREGORY, Ian Thomas Tinmouth HOULSBY, Yunas BHONOAH, Julia COMAS-BARCELO
  • Publication number: 20210050750
    Abstract: In an inductively coupled power transmitter a force detector that detects the presence of a potential device by monitoring forces applied to a surface of the power transmitter and activates the inductively coupled power transmitter upon detection of a potential device. An inductively coupled power transmitter having a proximity detector that detects the presence and location of a potential device by monitoring the proximity of devices to a surface of the power transmitter and activates the inductively coupled power transmitter upon detection of a potential device. The transmitter preferably has one or more detection coils each having an area much greater than that of the transmitter coils for detecting the presence of a potential device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kunal Bhargava, Fady Mishriki, Saining Ren, Daniel Robertson, Nigel James Gray, Rex Huang
  • Publication number: 20210009561
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, useful as a pesticides, especially as herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: James Nicholas SCUTT, Nigel James WILLETTS, Ravindra SONAWANE, Mangala PHADTE, Sandeep Reddy KANDUKURI, Swarnendu SASMAL, Sarah ARMSTRONG, Andrea MCGRANAGHAN, Sean NG
  • Publication number: 20210000113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and G are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise a compound of Formula (I), to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Alan Joseph HENNESSY, Elizabeth Pearl JONES, Shuji HACHISU, Nigel James WILLETTS, Suzanna DALE, Alexander William GREGORY, Ian Thomas Tinmouth HOULSBY, Yunas BHONOAH, Julia COMAS-BARCELO
  • Patent number: 10840748
    Abstract: In an inductively coupled power transmitter a force detector that detects the presence of a potential device by monitoring forces applied to a surface of the power transmitter and activates the inductively coupled power transmitter upon detection of a potential device. An inductively coupled power transmitter having a proximity detector that detects the presence and location of a potential device by monitoring the proximity of devices to a surface of the power transmitter and activates the inductively coupled power transmitter upon detection of a potential device. The transmitter preferably has one or more detection coils each having an area much greater than that of the transmitter coils for detecting the presence of a potential device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kunal Bhargava, Fady Mishriki, Saining Ren, Daniel Robertson, Nigel James Gray, Rex Huang
  • Publication number: 20200225018
    Abstract: A fixturing apparatus is described that can be used with metrology apparatus, such as coordinate measuring machines, flexible gauges and the like. The fixturing apparatus has a base and a plurality of supports extending from the base that are configured to retain an object. At least one of the plurality of supports comprises a floating support having a floating support element that is moveable relative to the base upon contact with an object being loaded into the fixture. A locking mechanism, such as a pneumatic locking mechanism, is provided that can be actuated to immobilise each floating support element relative to the base. The object may have a glass sheet. A corresponding method of fixturing an object is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Thomas Nigel James SILVEY, Ian David STROUD
  • Publication number: 20200206237
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds of formula (I): and salts thereof. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of kinase activity, in particular PI3-kinase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Julie Nicole HAMBLIN, Paul Spencer JONES, Suzanne Elaine KEELING, Joelle LE, Charlotte Jane MITCHELL, Nigel James PARR
  • Patent number: 10696686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of formula (I): wherein: X is methyl or chlorine; R1 is fluorine or bromine; R2 is ethynyl, C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C3haloalkoxy, or C1-C3alkoxy-C1-C3alkoxy-; and Q is a pyran-3,5-dione-4-yl, a thiopyran-3,5-dione-4-yl, a piperidine-3,5-dione-4-yl, a cyclopentane-1,3-dione-2-yl, a cyclohexane-1,3, 5-trione-2-yl, a cyclohexane-1,3-dione-2-yl, or a cycloheptane-1,3-dione-2-yl, or a derivative thereof (e.g. a fused such as fused bicyclic derivative, and/or a spirocyclic derivative), or an enol ketone tautomer derivative thereof, wherein Q is further defined herein; and wherein the compound of formula (I) is optionally present as an agrochemically acceptable salt thereof. Preferably, X is methyl; and/or R1 is fluorine; and/or R2 is —O—R2A, wherein R2A is methyl, ethyl, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoroethyl, or —CH2CH2OCH3. These compounds are suitable for use as herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Janice Black, James Nicholas Scutt, Louisa Whalley, Nigel James Willets
  • Patent number: 10662138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of formula (I) wherein: R1 is C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C2alkoxy-C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C2fluoroalkoxy, ethyl, n-propyl, n-butyl, cyclopropyl or ethynyl; R2 is hydrogen, ethyl, n-propyl, cyclopropyl, vinyl, ethynyl, C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C3fluoroalkyl, C1-C2fluoroalkoxy, C1-C2alkoxy-C1-C3alkoxy-, or C1fluoroalkoxy-C1-C3alkoxy-; provided that when R1 is ethyl, n-propyl, n-butyl, cyclopropyl or ethynyl, then R2 is hydrogen, ethyl, n-propyl, cyclopropyl, vinyl or ethynyl; and Y is O, S, S(O), S(O)2, N(C1-C2alkyl), N(C1-C2alkoxy), C(O), CR8R9 or —CR10R11CR12R13—; and G, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are as defined herein; wherein the compound of formula (I) is optionally present as an agrochemically acceptable salt thereof. These compounds are suitable for use as herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: James Nicholas Scutt, Nigel James Willets
  • Patent number: 10624898
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds of formula (I): and salts thereof. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of kinase activity, in particular PI3-kinase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Julie Nicole Hamblin, Paul Spencer Jones, Suzanne Elaine Keeling, Joelle Le, Charlotte Jane Mitchell, Nigel James Parr
  • Publication number: 20200113181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), (I) or an agronomically acceptable salt of said compounds wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 and G are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal 10 compositions which comprise a compound of Formula (I), to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Alan Joseph HENNESSY, Shuji HACHISU, Nigel James WILLETTS, Suzanna Jane Dale
  • Patent number: 10590143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of formula (I): wherein: X is methyl or chlorine; R1 is fluorine or bromine; R2 is ethynyl, C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C3haloalkoxy, or C1-C3alkoxy-C1-C3alkoxy-; and Q is a pyran-3,5-dione-4-yl, a thiopyran-3,5-dione-4-yl, a piperidine-3,5-dione-4-yl, a cyclohexane-1,3,5-trione-2-yl, a cyclohexane-1,3-dione-2-yl, a cycloheptane-1,3-dione-2-yl, in which each cyclic dione is bridged by alkanediyl, or a derivative thereof (e.g. an enol ketone tautomer derivative thereof), wherein Q is further defined herein; and wherein the compound of formula (I) is optionally present as an agrochemically acceptable salt thereof. Preferably, X is methyl; and/or R1 is fluorine; and/or R2 is —O—R2A, wherein R2A is methyl, ethyl, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoroethyl, or —CH2CH2OCH3. These compounds are suitable for use as herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Janice Black, James Nicholas Scutt, Louisa Whalley, Nigel James Willets
  • Patent number: 10463628
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition comprising a plurality of nanoparticles of at least one noble metal each coated with a plurality of linker molecules, at least some of which are attached to at least one of a plurality of glycosaminoglycan chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lancaster University Business Enterprises LTD
    Inventor: Nigel James Fullwood
  • Publication number: 20190328744
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds of formula (I): and salts thereof. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of kinase activity, in particular PI3-kinase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Julie Nicole HAMBLIN, Paul Spencer JONES, Suzanne Elaine KEELING, Joelle LE, Charlotte Jane MITCHELL, Nigel James PARR