Patents by Inventor Andrew J. Martin

Andrew J. Martin 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: 10433964
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cementless fixation. The system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. One of the metal implant components includes a solid metal portion and a porous metal portion. The porous metal portion has surfaces with different characteristics, such as roughness, to improve bone fixation, ease removal of the implant component in a revision surgery, reduce soft tissue irritation, improve the strength of a sintered bond between the solid and porous metal portions, or reduce or eliminate the possibility of blood traveling through the porous metal portion into the joint space. A method of making the joint prosthesis is also disclosed. The invention may also be applied to discrete porous metal implant components, such as augment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephanie M Wainscott, Daren L Deffenbaugh, Hengda D Liu, Andrew J Martin, Jeffrey A Rybolt, Bryan J Smith, Anthony D Zannis
  • Publication number: 20190290259
    Abstract: A suture package includes a suture tray and a suture thread. The suture track has a first housing, a second housing receive against the first housing, a storage space defined between the first and second housings, and a thread shelf positioned within the storage space. The suture thread is at least partially contained within the storage space and has a first portion extending toward the thread shelf and a second portion extending toward the thread shelf such that the first and second portions of the suture thread intersect at the thread shelf. The suture thread also has a third portion between the first and second portions received against the thread shelf such that the thread shelf holds the suture thread to define a preformed thread bend for manipulating the first portion of the suture thread relative to the second portion of the suture thread via the preformed thread bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Courtney J. Sikes, Bradley A. Arnold, Sunil Bhutani, Andrew C. Deck, Gary Illein, Evens Jourdain, David T. Martin, Matthew J. Pfefferkorn, William J. White
  • Publication number: 20190271237
    Abstract: Casings and methods for manufacturing casings are provided. For example, a casing defining radial, axial, and circumferential directions is provided. The casing comprises an annular inner wall and an annular outer wall, each extending along the axial direction, with the outer wall radially spaced apart from the inner wall. The casing also comprises an auxetic structure extending from the inner wall to the outer wall and including a plurality of lattice elements. Each lattice element extends circumferentially and radially from the inner to the outer wall, and the lattice elements are axially spaced apart from one another. The auxetic structure may define at least one aperture for fluid flow from one portion to another of the auxetic structure and/or may be configured to vary the thermal characteristics of the casing along the axial direction. The casing may be integrally formed as a single monolithic component, e.g., by additive manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Martin, Arthur William Sibbach
  • Publication number: 20190254474
    Abstract: A cooking system including a housing having a hollow interior and food being receivable within said hollow interior. A support body supports food within the hollow interior and a heating element is positioned to heat the hollow interior and the support body. A temperature sensor is operable to monitor a temperature of the support body. The temperature sensor is located remotely from said heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua D. Anthony, Christopher T. Martin, Thomas Guerin, John M. Steinmetz, Ethan T. Brown, Chad P. Woodrow, Michaela Dubeau, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, Roger Neil Jackson, Christina J. Crowley, Rupert Elliston, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield
  • Publication number: 20190254476
    Abstract: A cooking system includes a housing having a hollow interior including a cooking zone for receiving food to be cooked, a heating element associated with said housing, and a grill plate having a support surface for supporting food within said hollow interior. The grill plate has a thermal mass sufficient to maintain a temperature required to achieve a Maillard reaction of said food At least a portion of said cooking zone is disposed between said support surface and said heating element. Said heating element is operable to heat said support body to impart contact cooking from said support surface to food supported thereby in said cooking zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua D. Anthony, Christopher T. Martin, Thomas Guerin, John M. Steinmetz, Ethan T. Brown, Chad P. Woodrow, Michaela Dubeau, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, Roger Neil Jackson, Christina J. Crowley, Rupert Elliston, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield
  • Publication number: 20190254473
    Abstract: A cooking system includes a housing having a hollow interior and food is receivable within said hollow interior. A heating element is associated with the housing and a support body supports food within the hollow interior. The support body includes a body having a plurality of diffuser ribs. A plurality of channels is formed between the plurality of diffuser rib and at least one of the plurality of diffuser ribs and the plurality of channels is operable to deflect a relatively downward flowing fluid relatively horizontally across said support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua D. Anthony, Christopher T. Martin, Thomas Guerin, John M. Steinmetz, Ethan T. Brown, Chad P. Woodrow, Michaela Dubeau, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, Roger Neil Jackson, Christina J. Crowley, Rupert Elliston, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield
  • Patent number: 10321905
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, and a cartridge receiving assembly. The body has an actuator. The cartridge receiving assembly includes a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw is movable relative to the second jaw between an open position and a closed position. The first and second jaws are configured to receive a suture cartridge therebetween when the first jaw is in the open position. The first and second jaws are configured to secure a suture cartridge therebetween and thereby operatively couple the actuator with the suture cartridge when the first jaw is in the closed position. The first jaw is further configured to receive a needle of the suture cartridge directly thereagainst when the first jaw is in the closed position such that the first jaw is configured to capture the needle within the suture cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David T. Martin, Chester O. Baxter, III, Mark J. Bookbinder, Daniel J. Mumaw, Andrew C. Deck, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, J. Bernar Ogzewalla
  • Publication number: 20190143408
    Abstract: In one aspect, an additive manufacturing system is provided. The additive manufacturing system includes a build platform, a first plurality of particles positioned on the build platform, and a particle containment system positioned on the build platform. The particle containment system includes a particle containment wall. The particle containment wall at least partially surrounds the first plurality of particles and includes a second plurality of particles consolidated together. The particle containment wall includes a top end spaced apart from the build platform, an inner face positioned against the first plurality of particles and extending between the build platform and the top end, and an outer face that faces a substantially particle-free region, the outer face positioned opposite the inner face and extending between the build platform and the top end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Evans Graham, William Monaghan, Thomas Charles Adcock, Andrew J. Martin, John Joseph Madelone, Jr., David Charles Bogdan, Jr., John Broddus Deaton, Jr., William Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 10217682
    Abstract: A time temperature monitoring system and method for use with a microchip or similar structure. A disclosed system includes: a substrate having an active region; a dopant source located proximate the active region; an activation system for activating a diffusion of the dopant source into the active region; and a set of spatially distributed electrodes embedded in the active region of the substrate, wherein the electrodes are configured to detect the diffusion in the active region at varying distances from the dopant source to provide time temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Taryn J. Davis, Jonathan R. Fry, Terence L. Kane, Christopher F. Klabes, Andrew J. Martin, Vincent J. McGahay, Kathryn E. Schlichting, Melissa A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190025526
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides embodiments of fiber optic cable connectors, sleeves for fiber optic cable connectors, fiber optic cable adapters and fiber optic connector assemblies that incorporate intelligent systems that can identify presence and exchange information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Mohammad H. Raza, Boby Joseph, Andrew J. Martin, Robert C. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20180350702
    Abstract: A time temperature monitoring system and method for use with a microchip or similar structure. A disclosed system includes: an active region; a dopant source located proximate the active region; an activation system for activating a diffusion of the dopant source into the active region; and a set of electrodes embedded in the active region of the substrate, wherein the electrodes are configured to detect the diffusion in the active region at varying distances from the dopant source to provide time temperature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Taryn J. Davis, Jonathan R. Fry, Terence L. Kane, Christopher F. Klabes, Andrew J. Martin, Vincent J. McGahay, Kathryn E. Schlichting, Melissa A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10060974
    Abstract: Approaches for detecting wear in integrated circuit chips are provided. An on-chip sensor system includes an integrated circuit chip including a plurality of sensor groups. Each respective one of the sensor groups is structured and arranged to detect a measure of wear corresponding to a respective one of a plurality of failure mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Fry, Christopher Klabes, Andrew J. Martin, Vincent J. McGahay, Kathryn E. Schlichting, Melissa A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180226308
    Abstract: A time temperature monitoring system and method for use with a microchip or similar structure. A disclosed system includes: a substrate having an active region; a dopant source located proximate the active region; an activation system for activating a diffusion of the dopant source into the active region; and a set of spatially distributed electrodes embedded in the active region of the substrate, wherein the electrodes are configured to detect the diffusion in the active region at varying distances from the dopant source to provide time temperature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Taryn J. Davis, Jonathan R. Fry, Terence L. Kane, Christopher F. Klabes, Andrew J. Martin, Vincent J. McGahay, Kathryn E. Schlichting, Melissa A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10032683
    Abstract: A time temperature monitoring system and method for use with a microchip or similar structure. A disclosed system includes: a substrate having an active region; a dopant source located proximate the active region; an activation system for activating a diffusion of the dopant source into the active region; and a set of spatially distributed electrodes embedded in the active region of the substrate, wherein the electrodes are configured to detect the diffusion in the active region at varying distances from the dopant source to provide time temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Taryn J. Davis, Jonathan R. Fry, Terence L. Kane, Christopher F. Klabes, Andrew J. Martin, Vincent J. McGahay, Kathryn E. Schlichting, Melissa A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180178286
    Abstract: A method of monitoring an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder. The method includes using at least one sensor to generate at least one signal representative of a trajectory of one or more of the plumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew J. Martin, Mackenzie Ryan Redding, Justin Mamrak
  • Publication number: 20180178284
    Abstract: A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder. The method includes controlling at least one of: a trajectory of the one or more plumes, and the one or more energy beams, so as to prevent the one or more energy beams from intersecting the one or more plumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew J. Martin, Mackenzie Ryan Redding, Justin Mamrak
  • Publication number: 20180178287
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder contained in an additive manufacturing machine having a gas flow therein in order to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder, wherein the process is controlled by an electronic controller. The method includes: performing a build process to form a workpiece using a set of initial process parameters; sensing a condition of the finished workpiece; using the electronic controller, comparing the condition of the finished workpiece to a predetermined standard; using the electronic controller, changing one or more of the initial process parameters to define a set of revised process parameters; and performing a subsequent build process using the revised process parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Mamrak, Andrew J. Martin, Mackenzie Ryan Redding
  • Publication number: 20180178285
    Abstract: A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder contained in a build chamber having a gas flow therein in order to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder. The method includes controlling a trajectory of at least one of the plumes, so as to prevent the one or more energy beams from intersecting the one or more plumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew J. Martin, Mackenzie Ryan Redding, Justin Mamrak
  • Publication number: 20170239052
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cementless fixation. The system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. One of the metal implant components includes a solid metal portion and a porous metal portion. The porous metal portion has surfaces with different characteristics, such as roughness, to improve bone fixation, ease removal of the implant component in a revision surgery, reduce soft tissue irritation, improve the strength of a sintered bond between the solid and porous metal portions, or reduce or eliminate the possibility of blood traveling through the porous metal portion into the joint space. A method of making the joint prosthesis is also disclosed. The invention may also be applied to discrete porous metal implant components, such as augment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, DAREN L. DEFFENBAUGH, HENGDA D. LIU, ANDREW J. MARTIN, JEFFREY A. RYBOLT, BRYAN J. SMITH, ANTHONY D. ZANNIS
  • Patent number: 9620396
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process of annealing through silicon vias (TSVs) or other deeply buried metallic interconnects using a back side laser annealing process. The process provides several advantages including sufficient grain growth and strain relief of the metal such that subsequent thermal processes do not cause further grain growth; shorter anneal times thereby reducing cycle time of 3D device fabrication; and reduced pattern sensitivity of laser absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oleg Gluschenkov, Andrew J. Martin, Joyeeta Nag