Patents by Inventor Chris E. Johnson

Chris E. Johnson 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: 10579300
    Abstract: Information handling system non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) that stores operating system variables is managed to prevent a memory full condition by erasing selected portions of the NVRAM during operating system state transitions. If a first bank of NVRAM reaches a memory full condition threshold, active variables are copied to a second back of NVRAM and at least a portion of the first bank of NVRAM is erased during an operating system state transition from an on state to a reduced power and/or off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chris E. Pepper, Justin W. Johnson, Allen C. Wynn
  • Publication number: 20190357934
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices, systems, and methods for tissue resection in a body lumen of a patient, and may include a body extending along an axis and a distal cap positioned distally of the body and coupled to a shaft extending along the axis. The body and the distal cap may be movable relative to each other. An anchoring mechanism may be capable of engaging the body and the distal cap proximate a selected tissue for resection in the body lumen. A tissue capture device may be deployable from the tissue resection device such that a selected tissue for resection is securable by the tissue capture device. The tissue resection device may further include a tissue resecting device for resecting the selected tissue for resection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael M. Borek, Micah Flock, Julianne Grainger, Christopher A. Olmeda, Katie Olmeda, Rachel M. Williams, Morgan Zhu, John B. Golden, Chris Jicka, Austin G. Johnson, Caleb A. Valdes, Serena Scott, Michael K. Ford, Kyle P. Moore, Janice Courtois, Prashanth Somasundaram, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel, Rachael Campion, Tara A. Jarobski, Danny S. Lee, Alexander J. Burnham, Christopher K. Oto, Nicholas J. Mazzola, Kevin L. Bagley, Shaun D. Comee
  • Patent number: 10475081
    Abstract: A coupon processing system may include a promotions server and a mobile wireless communications device associated with a purchaser and having a device identification (ID) associated therewith. The mobile device may acquire a product identifier image for a given product having an incentive associated therewith and communicate the product identifier image to the promotions server using a short message service short code. The mobile device may also communicate a geographic location and the device ID to the promotions server. The promotions server may assign the incentive to a digital wallet for the purchaser based upon the product identifier image and redeem the incentive based upon the geographic location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Jess D. Walker, Bryan Bartow, David E. Johnson, Chris Rebstock
  • Patent number: 10467648
    Abstract: A coupon processing system may include a point-of-sale (POS) terminal at a retail location. The POS terminal may be configured to communicate instant redeemable coupon (IRC) data associated with a physical IRC for a given product. The coupon processing system may also include a promotions server remote from the retail location and cooperating with the POS terminal to redeem the physical IRC for the given product based upon the IRC data and assign a post-purchase coupon value to a digital wallet associated with a purchaser of the given product based upon redeeming of the physical IRC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Jess D. Walker, Bryan Bartow, David E. Johnson, Chris Rebstock, Laird Garner
  • Publication number: 20190278508
    Abstract: Information handling system non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) that stores operating system variables is managed to prevent a memory full condition by erasing selected portions of the NVRAM during operating system state transitions. If a first bank of NVRAM reaches a memory full condition threshold, active variables are copied to a second back of NVRAM and at least a portion of the first bank of NVRAM is erased during an operating system state transition from an on state to a reduced power and/or off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chris E. Pepper, Justin W. Johnson, Allen C. Wynn
  • Patent number: 10360043
    Abstract: Device drivers are provided from virtual media. System resources trap input/output data associated with the device drivers. Memory is allocated for the virtual media and populated with the device drivers using the input/output data. As an operating system installs, the virtual media is readable and is accessed for the device drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Allen C. Wynn, Chris E. Pepper, Justin W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170156764
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an intermediate portion and a first portion extending in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The first portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. A second portion is spaced from the first portion and extends in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The second portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an outer surface having a mating element engageable with a mating element of a surgical instrument. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhil S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Patent number: 9155566
    Abstract: A medical implant device has in one embodiment a receiver member for receiving an elongated member, a crown member, an anchor member and a retaining member. An embodiment of the receiver member has an axial opening, a transverse channel, a chamber including at least one substantially flat wall, and a groove. An embodiment of the crown member has at least one substantially flat side. An embodiment of the anchor member has a head with at least one substantially flat surface that may be parallel to the anchor member's longitudinal axis, and an anchoring portion. An embodiment of the retaining member is a substantially flat clip. The crown member and anchor member are inserted into the chamber, and the retaining member is inserted into the groove beneath them. The anchor member may be pivoted substantially in one plane with respect to the receiver member until locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris E. Johnson, Heather Lindenman, Rodney R. Ballard, John R. Dimar
  • Patent number: 8075599
    Abstract: A medical implant device has in one embodiment a receiver member for receiving an elongated member, a crown member, an anchor member and a retaining member. An embodiment of the receiver member has an axial opening, a transverse channel, a chamber including at least one substantially flat wall, and a groove. An embodiment of the crown member has at least one substantially flat side. An embodiment of the anchor member has a head with at least one substantially flat surface that may be parallel to the anchor member's longitudinal axis, and an anchoring portion. An embodiment of the retaining member is a substantially flat clip. The crown member and anchor member are inserted into the chamber, and the retaining member is inserted into the groove beneath them. The anchor member may be pivoted substantially in one plane with respect to the receiver member until locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris E. Johnson, Heather Lindenman, Rodney R. Ballard, John R. Dimar
  • Publication number: 20110301650
    Abstract: A medical implant device has in one embodiment a receiver member for receiving an elongated member, a crown member, an anchor member and a retaining member. An embodiment of the receiver member has an axial opening, a transverse channel, a chamber including at least one substantially flat wall, and a groove. An embodiment of the crown member has at least one substantially flat side. An embodiment of the anchor member has a head with at least one substantially flat surface that may be parallel to the anchor member's longitudinal axis, and an anchoring portion. An embodiment of the retaining member is a substantially flat clip. The crown member and anchor member are inserted into the chamber, and the retaining member is inserted into the groove beneath them. The anchor member may be pivoted substantially in one plane with respect to the receiver member until locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Chris E. Johnson, Heather Lindenman, Rodney R. Ballard, John R. Dimar
  • Patent number: 7618424
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in orthopedic distraction or compression is disclosed. In the illustrated embodiments, two arms are provided that are connected by a rod or bar with a mechanism that enables the arms to be brought toward or away from each other. At the end of each arm, a tip for connecting to a bone implant is provided. The tips are pivotable with respect to the arms, and have an opening with a tab that allows insertion of an implant head having branches defining a channel. Once the tips are appropriately positioned, connected and locked to the bone implants, the mechanism can be operated to move the arms together in compression or apart in distraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventors: Bryan S. Wilcox, Rodney Ballard, Chris E. Johnson, George Frey
  • Patent number: 7394818
    Abstract: Audible and signaling information sent through a multi-line hunt group may be transmitted over long distances using packet or IP-enabled communication networks. At least one remote site is connected to the communication network. The remote site includes a switch interconnecting a plurality of subscribers. At least one multi-line hunt group is connected to the switch. The communication system also includes at least one service site connected to the communication network. The service site includes a switch connected to a service platform. At least one multi-line hunt group is connected to the switch. A gateway interfaces each multi-line hunt group and the communication network. Each gateway converts audible information received over communication lines and signaling data received over each signaling line into a data format acceptable by the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventors: Chris E. Johnson, Andrew F. Halperin, Alejandro Avella
  • Patent number: 7252670
    Abstract: A multi-axial bone fixation implant includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members fitted within the elongated member. A bolt having a bone-threaded end and a machine-threaded end and an enlarged medial portion is also provided. The bolt is anchored into a bone, and its machine-threaded end passes through the elongated member and the stabilizer, and is engaged by a coupled washer and nut. The washer includes an oblong aperture, and the nut includes a projecting sleeve. The sleeve is inserted into the washer and expanded, and the washer retains the sleeve without impairing relative rotatability or translatability of the nut and washer. When locked by the nut and washer, the enlarged portion of the bolt is forced against the stabilizer, which locks against the elongated member. The elongated member can be fixed with respect to the anchor at an infinite number of multi-axial angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6858031
    Abstract: A spinal implant system is disclosed for the fixation of bone segments in the spine. The system includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone anchor is attached to a bone, and the elongated member and stabilizer are fitted over the bone anchor. A rounded washer and nut having a corresponding rounded underside surface are fitted on to the bone anchor over the elongated member, and tightened. The configuration of the bone anchor assembly, including an intermediate portion of the bone anchor, the arcuate washer, and the nut, along with the configuration of the sliding support, allows multi-axial positioning of the bone anchor with respect to the elongated member at a plurality of locations along a slotted member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040158251
    Abstract: A multi-axial bone fixation implant includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone bolt having cancellous threads on one end and machine threads at the opposing end and an enlarged portion between these sections is also provided. The bone bolt is anchored into a bone via the cancellous thread end. The machine threaded end passes through an opening of the elongated member and the stabilizer, and is engaged by a coupled washer and nut. The washer includes an undercut within its oblong aperture, and the nut includes a projecting sleeve. The sleeve is inserted into the washer aperture and expanded, so that the undercut retains the sleeve within the washer without impairing the rotatability or translatability of the nut and washer with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6689133
    Abstract: A multi-axial bone fixation implant includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone bolt having cancellous threads on one end and machine threads at the opposing end and an enlarged portion between these sections is also provided. The bone bolt is anchored into a bone via the cancellous thread end. The machine threaded end passes through an opening of the elongated member and the stabilizer, and is engaged by a coupled washer and nut. The washer includes an undercut within its oblong aperture, and the nut includes a projecting sleeve. The sleeve is inserted into the washer aperture and expanded, so that the undercut retains the sleeve within the washer without impairing the rotatability or translatability of the nut and washer with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20020029040
    Abstract: A spinal implant system is disclosed for the fixation of bone segments in the spine. The system includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone anchor is attached to a bone, and the elongated member and stabilizer are fitted over the bone anchor. A rounded washer and nut having a corresponding rounded underside surface are fitted on to the bone anchor over the elongated member, and tightened. The configuration of the bone anchor assembly, including an intermediate portion of the bone anchor, the arcuate washer, and the nut, along with the configuration of the sliding support, allows multi-axial positioning of the bone anchor with respect to the elongated member at a plurality of locations along a slotted member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20020026194
    Abstract: A multi-axial bone fixation implant includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone bolt having cancellous threads on one end and machine threads at the opposing end and an enlarged portion between these sections is also provided. The bone bolt is anchored into a bone via the cancellous thread end. The machine threaded end passes through an opening of the elongated member and the stabilizer, and is engaged by a coupled washer and nut. The washer includes an undercut within its oblong aperture, and the nut includes a projecting sleeve. The sleeve is inserted into the washer aperture and expanded, so that the undercut retains the sleeve within the washer without impairing the rotatability or translatability of the nut and washer with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6315779
    Abstract: A multi-axial bone fixation implant includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone bolt having cancellous threads on one end and machine threads at the opposing end and an enlarged portion between these sections is also provided. The bone bolt is anchored into a bone via the cancellous thread end. The machine threaded end passes through an opening of the elongated member and the stabilizer, and is engaged by a coupled washer and nut. The washer includes an undercut within its oblong aperture, and the nut includes a projecting sleeve. The sleeve is inserted into the washer aperture and expanded, so that the undercut retains the sleeve within the washer without impairing the rotatability or translatability of the nut and washer with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6280445
    Abstract: A spinal implant system is disclosed for the fixation of bone segments in the spine. The system includes an elongated member, one or more bone anchor assemblies, and stabilizer members which are fitted within the elongated member. A bone anchor is attached to a bone, and the elongated member and stabilizer are fitted over the bone anchor. A rounded washer and nut having a corresponding rounded underside surface are fitted on to the bone anchor over the elongated member, and tightened. The configuration of the bone anchor assembly, including an intermediate portion of the bone anchor, the arcuate washer, and the nut, along with the configuration of the sliding support, allows multi-axial positioning of the bone anchor with respect to the elongated member at a plurality of locations along a slotted member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Morrison, B. Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Jeffrey W. Beale, Chris E. Johnson