Patents by Inventor Christopher S. Jones

Christopher S. Jones 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: 20200097044
    Abstract: Protective cover layers for electronic devices are described. In an embodiment, an electronic device includes a display panel and a protective cover layer over the display panel. The protective cover layer includes a transparent support substrate and a hardcoat layer covering an exterior facing surface of the transparent support substrate. The display panel may be a flexible display panel and the protective cover layer may flex with the flexible display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hoon Sik Kim, Chang-Chia Huang, Christopher D. Jones, Masato Kuwabara, Nikhil D. Kalyankar, Terry C. Shyu, Yasmin F. Afsar, Paul S. Drzaic
  • Patent number: 10588608
    Abstract: Sampling systems that include an absorbent material a preservative, such as an analyte preservative, as well as related materials and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Progenity, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Lawrence Jones, Christopher Loren Wahl, Aaron Olafur Laurence Philippsen, Nicholas David Allan, Mark Sasha Drlik, Ryan Paul McGuinness, Sharat Singh, Robert S. Magyar
  • Publication number: 20200070082
    Abstract: A power tool includes a power tool housing including a fluid inlet and a discharge outlet. A motor is supported by the power tool housing. A tool is configured to be moved relative to the housing by the motor. A fan is configured to be rotated by the motor, such that a fluid flow with debris generated by movement of the tool is drawn into the fluid inlet and through the discharge outlet. A filter is removably attached to the power tool housing. The filter includes a filter media configured to separate the debris from the flow of fluid. The filter media includes a collection container configured to store the debris. The filter also includes an opening in the filter media through which the flow of fluid with the debris enters the collection container, and a valve that is moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Thomas G. Simeone, Robert Patrick Warren, Roderick Burgess, Joseph M. Lehman, Garry Fee, Michael Bloom, William Jacob Kozlowski, JR., Steven Marcus, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Samuel A. Gould, Bennett W. Westling, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones, Michael A. Verhagen, Kyle Reeder, Jonathan Lowry
  • Patent number: 10555641
    Abstract: The grill of the present disclosure provides multiple heating zones within a front-to-back direction of each cooking platen. Each cooking zone has a heating element associated therewith. The heating elements can be independently controlled, so that each of the heating zones can be operated at a different temperature if necessary. A controller can monitor and adjust the heat output of each element with a temperature probe that measures the temperature of the surface of the grill plate. One or more of the heating elements can be a gas burner. Electrical heating elements may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GARLAND COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIES LLC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Jones, Michael Robin Sykes, Christopher John Reis
  • Publication number: 20200041465
    Abstract: A septum containing a duckbill valve assembly includes a plurality of elastomeric ribs extending from the body of the septum to the duckbill valve assembly. When inserted into an injection port cavity, force generated by an interference fit between the body of the septum and the cavity is transmitted by the ribs to the duckbill valve assembly. The ribs are configured to reversibly collapse at a hinge point when a needle is inserted through the duckbill valve assembly and are spaced to assist in centering the needle in the duckbill valve assembly. The ribs reduce wear on the duckbill valve assembly by reducing the concentration of compressive forces at higher inlet pressures while maintaining sufficient compressive force to close the duckbill valve assembly at lower inlet pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher A. Carlisle, Mohamed M. Marei, David L. Jones, Edward J. Heiny, David S. Hubbard
  • Publication number: 20200016879
    Abstract: A transfer article (100) is provided. The transfer article (100) includes a release layer (110), wherein the release layer (110) comprises a metal layer or a doped semiconductor layer; a first acrylate layer (120) overlaying the release layer (110); and a function layer (130) overlaying the first acrylate layer (120); wherein a release value between the release layer (110) and the first acrylate layer (120) is from 2 to 50 g/inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Christopher A. Merton, Scott J. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200011482
    Abstract: A fluid supply package is described, which includes a fluid storage and dispensing vessel, and a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, wherein the fluid supply package includes an informational augmentation device thereon, e.g., at least one of a quick read (QR) code and an RFID tag, for informational augmentation of the package. Process systems are described including process tools and one or more fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, wherein the process tool is configured for communicative interaction with the fluid supply package(s). Various communicative arrangements are described, which are usefully employed to enhance the efficiency and operation of process systems in which fluid supply packages of the foregoing type are employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph D. SWEENEY, Edward Edmiston JONES, Joseph Robert DESPRES, Richard S. RAY, Peter C. Van Buskirk, Edward A. STURM, Christopher SCANNELL
  • Patent number: 10524946
    Abstract: In one aspect, a gastric balloon structure includes multiple isolated non-concentric inflatable chambers and a valve system for introducing fluid into each chamber, where the structure assumes, upon inflating, a curved shape conforming to a natural three-dimensional kidney shape of the gastric cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Fulfillium, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Y. Chen, Craig A. Johanson, Christopher S. Jones, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Marc B. Taub
  • Patent number: 10508773
    Abstract: A fluid supply package is described, which includes a fluid storage and dispensing vessel, and a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, wherein the fluid supply package includes an informational augmentation device thereon, e.g., at least one of a quick read (QR) code and an RFID tag, for informational augmentation of the package. Process systems are described including process tools and one or more fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, wherein the process tool is configured for communicative interaction with the fluid supply package(s). Various communicative arrangements are described, which are usefully employed to enhance the efficiency and operation of process systems in which fluid supply packages of the foregoing type are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Sweeney, Edward Edmiston Jones, Joseph Robert Despres, Richard S. Ray, Peter C. Van Buskirk, Edward A. Sturm, Christopher Scannell
  • Patent number: 10494739
    Abstract: Systems and methods for polishing a ceramic component using a laser. The ceramic component may include a planar region that is polished using, for example, a mechanical or chemical mechanical polishing operation to produce a polished face. A contoured region that is adjacent to the planar region may be irradiated using a laser to heat the ceramic material within the contoured region. The irradiation may reduce the surface roughness of the contoured region to produce a polished surface. The ceramic component may be heated prior to being irradiated with the laser to reduce thermal gradients within the ceramic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Jones, Matthew S. Rogers, Dale N. Memering
  • Patent number: 10466392
    Abstract: A window or other component may have glass layers and an interposed polymer layer in which a textured light-scattering layer with a diffuse reflectivity is embedded. The textured light-scattering layer may have a textured polymer carrier film coated with a partially reflective layer such as a metal layer. The polymer carrier film may be textured to cause gaps to form within the partially reflective layer. The gaps may be patterned to form ohmic heating current paths or other signal paths through the partially reflective layer. The partially reflective layer may also serve as an electrode in a light modulator such as a liquid crystal light modulator or other light modulator. Images may be projected onto the textured light-scattering layer. The light-scattering layer may also help extract light from a light guiding layer adjacent to the partially reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Melcher, Christopher D. Jones, James R. Wilson, Matthew S. Rogers, Clarisse Mazuir, Gregory A. Cohoon, Matthew E. Last
  • Patent number: 10452082
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser and method of operating the same. The fluid dispenser can include a wheel driven by diluent passing along a flow path in the fluid dispenser. The wheel can be connected to a pump to pump fluid from a reservoir for dispense into the diluent. In some embodiments, the ratio of wheel rotations to pump cycles is selected to provide a desired and repeatable dilution ratio of concentrated fluid to diluent. The fluid dispenser can be portable and/or disposable, and in some embodiments is adapted for installation on an upper rim of a reservoir wall. Also, the fluid dispenser can be provided with a baffle limiting the velocity and impact of incoming diluent to the wheel driving the pump, thereby improving dosing accuracy of the dispenser in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Bertucci, Christopher F. Lang, Susan K. Lewis, Justin M. Nunez, Timothy S. Jones, Steven E. Schiller, Wayne Phillips
  • Patent number: 10411096
    Abstract: Various nanostructures, including silicon nanowires and encapsulated silicon nanoislands, and methods of making the nanostructures are provided. The methods can include providing a fin structure extending above a substrate, wherein the fin structure has at least one silicon layer and at least two silicon:germanium alloy (SiGe) layers that define sidewalls of the fin structure; and annealing the fin structure in oxygen to form a silicon nanowire assembly. The silicon nanowire assembly can include a silicon nanowire, a SiGe matrix surrounding the silicon nanowire; and a silicon oxide layer disposed on the SiGe matrix. The annealing can be, for example, at a temperature between 800° C. and 1000° C. for five minutes to sixty minutes. The silicon nanowire can have a long axis extending along the fin axis, with perpendicular first and second dimensions extending less than 50 nm along directions perpendicular to the fin axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hatem, Kevin S. Jones, William M. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20190240052
    Abstract: In one aspect, a gastric balloon structure includes multiple isolated non-concentric inflatable chambers and a valve system for introducing fluid into each chamber, where the structure assumes, upon inflating, a curved shape conforming to a natural three-dimensional kidney shape of the gastric cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: FULFILLIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Richard D.Y. CHEN, Craig A. JOHANSON, Christopher S. JONES, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Marc B. TAUB
  • Publication number: 20190219728
    Abstract: A method and microfluidic device to perform reservoir simulations using pressure-volume-temperature (“PVT”) analysis of wellbore fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. Jones, Michael T. Pelletier, Robert S. Atkinson, JR., Songhua Chen
  • Publication number: 20190192326
    Abstract: In one aspect, an obesity treatment device includes multiple inflatable space-filling compartments and a valve system for introducing fluid into each compartment, where the device forms, upon filing the compartments, to a curved shape conforming to a natural three-dimensional kidney shape of the stomach. In one aspect, a method for deploying a gastric balloon structure in a gastric cavity includes determining dimensions of the gastric cavity in a feeding state, selecting a fill volume for each of a number of isolated chambers of the balloon structure, and filling each chamber while the balloon structure is in the gastric cavity. In one aspect, a system for treating obesity includes a means for conforming a flexible, space-filling structure to a natural kidney shape of the gastric cavity, a means for maintaining at least two isolated inflatable regions of the flexible, space-filling structure, and a means for introducing fluid into each inflatable region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Richard D.Y. Chen, Craig A. Johanson, Christopher S. Jones, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Marc B. Taub
  • Publication number: 20190187110
    Abstract: A septum contains at least one internal chamber along the central axis of the septum. The chamber provides relief space into which the sealing sections of the septum can deform as a needle passes through the septum. Incorporation of the chamber reduces surface area contact and friction between the septum and needle, which results in reduced septum tearing and reduced production of particulate matter from abrasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher A. Carlisle, Mohamed M. Marei, David L. Jones, Edward J. Heiny, David S. Hubbard
  • Publication number: 20190170302
    Abstract: A fluid supply package is described, which includes a fluid storage and dispensing vessel, and a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, wherein the fluid supply package includes an informational augmentation device thereon, e.g., at least one of a quick read (QR) code and an RFID tag, for informational augmentation of the package. Process systems are described including process tools and one or more fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, wherein the process tool is configured for communicative interaction with the fluid supply package(s). Various communicative arrangements are described, which are usefully employed to enhance the efficiency and operation of process systems in which fluid supply packages of the foregoing type are employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph D. SWEENEY, Edward Edmiston JONES, Joseph Robert DESPRES, Richard S. RAY, Peter C. Van Buskirk, Edward A. STURM, Christopher SCANNELL
  • Publication number: 20190169060
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein are directed to forming selectively heat-treated glass-ceramic parts for use in an electronic device. In various embodiments, glass-ceramic parts, such as a cover sheet, may have multiple different regions having different objectives for material properties such as optical properties, strength, fracture toughness, hardness, and the like. Different regions may be selectively heat treated to achieve desired results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher D. Jones, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10285835
    Abstract: In one aspect, a gastric balloon structure includes multiple isolated non-concentric inflatable chambers and a valve system for introducing fluid into each chamber, where the structure assumes, upon inflating, a curved shape conforming to a natural three-dimensional kidney shape of the gastric cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Fulfillium, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Y. Chen, Craig A. Johanson, Christopher S. Jones, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Marc B. Taub