Patents by Inventor Stephen Barrett

Stephen Barrett 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: 20240027445
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for the isolation and detection of microbes from a sample. The use of binding agents for isolation of a microbe of interest from a sample are described. In certain embodiments, the methods use ribosome-based and/or bacteriophage-based amplification of the signal in detection of bacteria and other microorganisms. For example, embodiments of the present invention can achieve total amplification of at least 10,000 from a single infected cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS
    Inventors: DWIGHT LYMAN ANDERSON, ANDREW J. CONRAD, STEPHEN ERICKSON, JOSE S. GIL, BEN BARRETT HOPKINS
  • Publication number: 20220398667
    Abstract: A process for generating a response message to an eligibility verification request transmitted over a healthcare claims network having at least one health care protocol of communication comprises the steps of: executing business rules on a rules engine for a program sponsor on information in the eligibility verification request to determine an individual's eligibility for benefits; generating a protocol-compliant response message including information not specified in the health care protocol of communication; and providing the protocol-compliant response message to the claims network; wherein the at least one health care protocol of communication comprises the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Barrett CICHY, Markus Daniel BOCKLE, Courtney Brooke JACKSON
  • Patent number: 11210267
    Abstract: A method includes selecting, from a database, messages of a first electronic control (ECU) unit according to a specified datum that the first ECU is programmed to provide via a communications bus, generating a first file of the messages of the first ECU, sorting the messages in the first file according to a hierarchy that includes the specified datum, and outputting a third file describing a comparison of the first file and a second file that includes messages of a second ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edward Loftus, Andrew Stephen Barrett
  • Publication number: 20200371997
    Abstract: A method includes selecting, from a database, messages of a first electronic control (ECU) unit according to a specified datum that the first ECU is programmed to provide via a communications bus, generating a first file of the messages of the first ECU, sorting the messages in the first file according to a hierarchy that includes the specified datum, and outputting a third file describing a comparison of the first file and a second file that includes messages of a second ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edward LOFTUS, Andrew Stephen BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20180356288
    Abstract: A non-contact optical probe for inspecting the surface of a workpiece includes: a laser source that emits an incident beam of light, an optical system that focuses the optical beam and directs the focused incident beam onto the surface being inspected, a mechanism for scanning the focused beam across the surface being inspected by moving the focal point of the beam relative to the surface, an encoder system that tracks the location of the focused beam on the surface as a function of position, and a wavelength filter that prevents scattered and reflected laser radiation and ambient visible light from reaching an infrared detector inside the probe. The probe design also prevents infrared radiation from locations other than the spot illuminated by the focused laser beam from reaching the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett Segall
  • Patent number: 9961412
    Abstract: A cellular communication system is described for supporting broadcast transmission in at least one of a plurality of communication cells. The cellular communication system comprises at least one base station (210) capable of broadcasting content to at least one wireless communication unit (226) via at least one relay node (RN) (224), wherein the at least one base station (210) is arranged to supplement the broadcast transmission with at least one augmented unicast transmission associated with the broadcast content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett
  • Patent number: 9797960
    Abstract: A battery charge management method and device operable to perform that method. The battery charge management method comprises the steps of determining charge delivered to or from a battery based on Coulomb counting and updating an estimated battery state of charge based on the amount of delivered charge and measuring the battery current. Then comparing the updated estimated battery state of charge with a predetermined state of charge value of less than 100%, such that each predetermined state of charge value being associated with an expected battery current for that predetermined state of charge value. The method also includes modifying the updated estimated battery state of charge when the updated estimated state of charge is greater than the predetermined state of charge value and the measured battery current is greater than the expected battery current associated with the predetermined state of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PowerOasis Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Barrett, Peter William Dale Bishop, Graham Ronald Johnson
  • Patent number: 9603029
    Abstract: A mobile communications network includes plural base stations in a network and configured to transmit to mobile communications devices a broadcast signal providing a sequence of data blocks in a sequence of transmission frames, each data block of the sequence being transmitted by each of the base stations contemporaneously for each of the sequence of transmission frames. One or more relay nodes are configured to receive the broadcast signal transmitted by one of the base stations and retransmit the broadcast signal, as the sequence of data blocks in the sequence of transmission frames on the same frequency as the broadcast signal transmitted by the base station, so that one or more of the mobile communications devices can receive the broadcast signal and recover the sequence of data blocks from one or both of the broadcast signal transmitted by the base station or the broadcast signal transmitted by the relay node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Barrett, Alan Jones
  • Patent number: 9581556
    Abstract: A non-contact optical probe for inspecting an inside surface of a cylindrical workpiece includes a laser source that emits an incident light beam, a polarizing beam splitter that transmits one polarization of the incident beam and reflects the opposite polarization, and a quarter wave plate that together with the polarizing beam splitter separates back reflected return light from the incident laser beam. The non-contact optical probe further includes an optical system that directs the incident laser beam onto the cylinder surface and directs reflected light from the surface back to the beam splitter, and at least one detector that receives a portion of the reflected light and generates data about the cylinder surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Optical Measurement Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett Segall
  • Publication number: 20160377213
    Abstract: A fusion pipe assembly includes a fitting having at least one open end with a fusion region. A fusion pipe has a proximal end with a fusion region so that when the proximal end is inserted into the at least one open end, the fusion regions can be fused together. The fusion pipe has a distal end for mechanically coupling in a pipe network. A collar is inserted in the distal end and has an outer diameter approximately equal to an inner diameter of the distal end so that the collar strengthens the distal end. Preferably, the collar extends into the at least one open end of the fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Lake, Stephen Barrett, Steven Castrigno
  • Patent number: 9445242
    Abstract: A method for supporting broadcast transmission in a wireless communication system (200) that comprises a plurality of communication cells, with broadcast content being routed from a base station (210) to at least one wireless communication unit (225, 226) via at least one relay node (RN) (224) is described. The method comprises, at the base station (210) broadcasting the broadcast content from the base station (210) to at least one from a group consisting of: the at least one RN (224), the at least one wireless communication unit (226); and supplementing the broadcast transmission with at least one augmented unicast transmission associated with the broadcast content. A base station (210), an integrated circuit and a non-transitory computer program product comprising executable program code are also described. A relay node (224), an integrated circuit, a method performed at the relay node and a non-transitory computer program product comprising executable program code are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett
  • Publication number: 20150337284
    Abstract: Variants of factor IX with increased membrane binding affinity, and the use of such variants for treating factor IX deficiency, are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gary L. Nelsestuen, Stephen Barrett Harvey
  • Patent number: 9134232
    Abstract: A non-contact optical probe for inspecting an inside surface of a cylindrical workpiece includes a laser source that emits an incident light beam, a polarizing beam splitter that transmits one polarization of the incident beam and reflects the opposite polarization, a quarter wave plate that together with the polarizing beam splitter separates back reflected return light from the incident laser beam, a probe tip that directs the incident laser beam onto the cylinder surface and directs reflected light from the surface back to the beam splitter, and at least one detector that receives a portion of the reflected light and generates data about the cylinder surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Optical Measurement Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett Segall
  • Patent number: 9019974
    Abstract: A mobile device may communicate through multiple access point names (APNs) through wireless local area network (WLAN) protocols. The APNs are data routes that may be accessible to a device through other non-WLAN networks (e.g. cellular), but can be accessed with a WLAN device through WLAN protocols. A sub network access protocol (SNAP) header may be modified and used for routing traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stefano Faccin, David Philip Hole, Stephen Barrett
  • Publication number: 20140126464
    Abstract: A mobile communications network includes plural base stations in a network and configured to transmit to mobile communications devices a broadcast signal providing a sequence of data blocks in a sequence of transmission frames, each data block of the sequence being transmitted by each of the base stations contemporaneously for each of the sequence of transmission frames. One or more relay nodes are configured to receive the broadcast signal transmitted by one of the base stations and retransmit the broadcast signal, as the sequence of data blocks in the sequence of transmission frames on the same frequency as the broadcast signal transmitted by the base station, so that one or more of the mobile communications devices can receive the broadcast signal and recover the sequence of data blocks from one or both of the broadcast signal transmitted by the base station or the broadcast signal transmitted by the relay node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen BARRETT, Alan JONES
  • Publication number: 20140119353
    Abstract: A mobile device may communicate through multiple access point names (APNs) through wireless local area network (WLAN) protocols. The APNs are data routes that may be accessible to a device through other non-WLAN networks (e.g. cellular), but can be accessed with a WLAN device through WLAN protocols. A sub network access protocol (SNAP) header may be modified and used for routing traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stefano Faccin, David Philip Hole, Stephen Barrett
  • Patent number: 8708018
    Abstract: The present application describes an arrangement for applying a label to the periphery of a moving object. The arrangement may include an initial label dispensing an application station, a label tacking station, and a label wrapping station. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Booth Manufactruring Company
    Inventors: Andrew E. Boulay, Edgar L. Shepherd, Steven Todd Hampson, Stephen Barrett Morris, James Joseph Glaser, Donald Ray Tinsley, Stephen J. Selzer
  • Patent number: 8632771
    Abstract: Modifications of vitamin K-dependent polypeptides that lead to enhanced protein function on a weight or molar basis and/or increase of protein lifetime in the circulation are described. Both objectives are important for using vitamin K-dependent polypeptides for pro- and anti-coagulation therapies, as well as for other uses in the circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Regents of the University of Minnesota, The United States of America as represented by Department of Veterens Affairs
    Inventors: Gary L. Nelsestuen, Ronald Bach, Matthew Stone, Stephen Barrett Harvey
  • Publication number: 20140020031
    Abstract: A cellular communication system is described for supporting broadcast transmission in at least one of a plurality of communication cells. The cellular communication system comprises at least one base station (210) capable of broadcasting content to at least one wireless communication unit (226) via at least one relay node (RN) (224), wherein the at least one base station (210) is arranged to supplement the broadcast transmission with at least one augmented unicast transmission associated with the broadcast content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett
  • Publication number: 20130343262
    Abstract: A method is described for reception of broadcast transmission in a wireless communication system (200) that comprises a plurality of communication cells, with broadcast content being routed from a base station (210) to at least one wireless communication unit (225, 226) via at least one relay node (RN) (224). The method comprises, at the at least one wireless communication unit (226) receiving a broadcast transmission of broadcast content from at least one from a group consisting of: the base station (210) and the at least one relay node (RN) (224); and receiving a supplementary at least one augmented unicast transmission from at least one from a group consisting of: the base station (210) and the at least one relay node (RN) (224); wherein the at least one augmented unicast transmission is associated with the broadcast content. A wireless communication unit (226), an integrated circuit and a non-transitory computer program product comprising executable program code are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Barrett