Patents by Inventor Andrew L. Moore

Andrew L. Moore 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: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Publication number: 20200176108
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a circuit for receiving an authentication signal. The delivery device contains a substance encapsulated therein. The delivery device determines whether a user is authenticated based upon the authentication signal and an identifier stored within the delivery device. The delivery device heats, responsive to determining that the user is not authenticated within a predetermined time period after the delivery device being ingested by the user, the substance encapsulated within the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, JR.
  • Patent number: 10614918
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a circuit for receiving an authentication signal. The delivery device contains a substance encapsulated therein. The delivery device determines whether a user is authenticated based upon the authentication signal and an identifier stored within the delivery device. The delivery device heats, responsive to determining that the user is not authenticated within a predetermined time period after the delivery device being ingested by the user, the substance encapsulated within the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200059759
    Abstract: In an approach for notifying a user of a location of a device, a processor receives a first location of a first device. A processor determines that the first device has been separated from a user of the first device. A processor determines a second device located at, within a first predetermined threshold, the first location. A processor sends a first notification to the second device, wherein the notification includes, at least, that the first device is located nearby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, JR.
  • Patent number: 10376444
    Abstract: A method includes micro-machining a cavity within a substrate, filling the cavity with a medication, forming a sealing layer over the cavity, micro-machining a cantilevered beam from a layer of material, the cantilevered beam comprising a tip for puncturing the sealing layer, and attaching the cantilevered beam to the substrate such that moving the cantilevered beam toward the substrate enables the tip to puncture the sealing layer. A computer program product corresponding to the method is also disclosed. An apparatus includes a substrate having a cavity micro-machined therein, a sealing layer formed over the cavity, a medication disposed within the cavity, a cantilevered beam micro-machined from a layer of material, the cantilevered beam comprising a tip for puncturing the sealing layer, and the cantilevered beam attached to the substrate and disposed to enable the tip to puncture the sealing layer when the cantilevered beam is moved towards the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10368194
    Abstract: Locating misplaced mobile computing devices through transmission of location information. Mobile computing devices periodically request information from surrounding mobile computing devices to more accurately identify the location where a mobile computing device was misplaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5553542
    Abstract: A control system for a web (10) in a printing press (12) having a device (20) for applying pressure to lateral locations of the web (10) intermediate side edges (22a and 22b) of the web (10), and a device (14) for controlling the pressure applying device (20) to apply a selected amount of pressure to the web (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Jackson, Andrew L. Moore, Thaddeus A. Niemiro
  • Patent number: 5125340
    Abstract: An oscillator apparatus for imparting axial oscillations to a roller (10). The roller (10) has at least a cylindrical outer core (12) rotatable about a stationary shaft (14), that is, the shaft (14) is stationary relative to the outer core (12) of the roller (10). The oscillator apparatus is connected to a supply (46) for providing a pressurized medium. The oscillator apparatus has at least one reciprocating assembly (30, 32) having a substantially stationary portion attached to the stationary shaft (14) and a moveable portion attached to the outer core (12), the reciprocating assembly (30, 32) also having at least first and second ports (52, 54) connected to the supply (46). The supply (46) alternately provides the pressurized medium to the first and second ports (52, 54) to activate the reciprocating assembly (30, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew L. Moore
  • Patent number: 4836112
    Abstract: An inching drive mechanism which affords the capability of rotating the plate and blanket cylinders of a printing press in an automated fashion by utilizing a hydraulically powered motor, a gear train and a pneumatic clutch. The hydraulic motor produces torque which is transmitted via the gear train to the pneumatic clutch. When the pneumatic clutch is engaged, the torque is transmitted to and rotates the plate and blanket cylinders of the printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew L. Moore
  • Patent number: 4759506
    Abstract: An improved spray nozzle for supplying dampening fluid to a printing press is made of modular parts joined together and formed so that air and dampening fluids flow through the body of the nozzles, exit through outlet orifices in directions substantially perpendicular with respect to each other, and then impinge against a deflector plate located between two of the body modules so that fluids join while traveling in substantially parallel directions to produce a spray which is widely dispersed in the direction while being narrowly dispersed in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew L. Moore, Thaddeus A. Niemiro