Patents by Inventor Erin M. Johnson

Erin M. 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: 10544110
    Abstract: A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, according to formula I: R20—(Z)b—(Y)c—(R21)a—(X)d—R22—R23 wherein R20 is aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, substituted heterocycloalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, a thio-containing group, or a seleno-containing group; Z is alkanediyl, substituted alkanediyl, cycloalkanediyl, or substituted cycloalkanediyl; Y is S, O, S(?O), —S(?O)(?O)—, or NR10, wherein R10 is H or alkyl; R21 is alkanediyl, substituted alkanediyl, cycloalkanediyl, substituted cycloalkanediyl alkadienyl, substituted alkadienyl, alkatrienyl, substituted alkatrienyl; X is —C(?O)—, —S(?O)(?O)—, or —N(H)C(?O)—; R22 includes at least one divalent amino radical; R23 is aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, substituted heterocycloalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, a thio-containing group, or a seleno-containing group; a, b, c, and d independently are 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Peter Wipf, James K. Johnson, Erin M. Skoda, Joel B. Nelson, Zhou Wang
  • Publication number: 20190358206
    Abstract: The present invention relates to topical formulations of biaryl heterocyclic compounds and methods of use thereof for treating acne and other skin infections caused or mediated by Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Haemophilus influenza, Trichomonas vaginalis, Klebsiella sp., Enterobacter sp., Proteus sp., Propionibacterium acnes, Gardnerella vaginalis, or Staphylococcus aureus (including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)) in a patient in need thereof. In certain embodiments, the acne or other skin infection is caused or mediated by Propionibacterium acnes, Gardnerella vaginalis, or Staphylococcus aureus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Arthur JOHNSON, Erin M. DUFFY
  • Publication number: 20190292704
    Abstract: Fabric sheet assemblies for delivering malodor control in wash liquor during a laundering process and methods for forming such fabric sheet assemblies are provided. In one example, a fabric sheet assembly includes one or more substrate layers including a first substrate layer. The first substrate layer is configured to absorb and/or adsorb malodor compounds from the wash liquor. An odor controlling composition is carried by the one or more substrate layers and is configured to be released into the wash liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Anne Elizabeth Lindert Nixon, Alex Gustave Limauro, Bradford Gehringer, Erin Schweitzer, Ayana H. Johnson, Craig S. Slavtcheff, Troy R. Graham, Katherine Ann Sears, Napaporn Komesvarakul Slattery, Robert M. Doris
  • Patent number: 10331907
    Abstract: Architecture for centralized photo storage for user profiles with consent and cardkey system integration. A picture picker can connect to a cardkey/security badge photo system to allow users to choose from badge photos. Consent is also captured by the picker to allow user photos to be used in other applications. Other applications can interact with the photo storage using standard web services and APIs for the user profile and user profile change log services. Centralized storage and insured accessibility enable applications to consume from the photo storage. The photo storage can also function as a virtual directory with distributed storage as utilized for geographical deployments. Extensions of the photo storage can include an add-in for a personal information manager application and a management agent for web-based collaboration and document management to copy photos from/to other directory structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory T. Mattox, Jr., Jad N. Honein, Elia M. Karagiannis, Erin L. Stewart, David C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8308811
    Abstract: An acetabular implant for hip replacement surgery includes a shell component and first and second alternative bearing components interchangeably engageable with the shell component to provide a choice in bearing components. The shell component has a shell component engagement mechanism suitable for engaging the first alternative bearing component. A conversion ring is also engageable with the shell component, so that a shell component/conversion ring assembly provides a second shell component engagement mechanism suitable for engagement with the second alternative bearing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Archie W. Newsome, Randy L. Schlemmer, Erin M. Johnson, Richard A. Berger
  • Patent number: 7985259
    Abstract: An acetabular implant for hip replacement surgery includes a shell component and first and second alternative bearing components interchangeably engageable with the shell component to provide a choice in bearing materials. The shell component has an engagement mechanism suitable for locking engagement with the first alternative shell component. A conversion ring is lockingly engageable with the shell component to adapt the shell component to provide an engagement mechanism suitable for locking engagement with the second alternative shell component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Berger, Erin M. Johnson, Archie W. Newsome, Randy L. Schlemmer
  • Publication number: 20110087335
    Abstract: An acetabular implant for hip replacement surgery includes a shell component and first and second alternative bearing components interchangeably engageable with the shell component to provide a choice in bearing components. The shell component has a shell component engagement mechanism suitable for engaging the first alternative bearing component. A conversion ring is also engageable with the shell component, so that a shell component/conversion ring assembly provides a second shell component engagement mechanism suitable for engagement with the second alternative bearing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Archie W. Newsome, Randy L. Schlemmer, Erin M. Johnson, Richard A. Berger
  • Patent number: 7828805
    Abstract: A hip stem centralizer datum guide and method are provided for positioning a proximal portion of a hip stem component within bone cement in an intramedullary canal of a femur. The datum guide is positionable in a predetermined position relative to the intramedullary canal and is able to create a datum that records the predetermined hip stem component position relative to the intramedullary canal. The datum is able to be referenced to position the hip stem component in the predetermined hip stem component position in the bone cement in the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Hoag, James L. Crumley, Scott J Steffensmeier, Erin M. Johnson, Kevin S. Cook, Archie W. Newsome, Bobby Chan
  • Publication number: 20090287312
    Abstract: An acetabular implant for hip replacement surgery includes a shell component and first and second alternative bearing components interchangeably engageable with the shell component to provide a choice in bearing materials. The shell component has an engagement mechanism suitable for locking engagement with the first alternative shell component. A conversion ring is lockingly engageable with the shell component to adapt the shell component to provide an engagement mechanism suitable for locking engagement with the second alternative shell component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Berger, Erin M. Johnson, Archie W. Newsome, Randy L. Schlemmer
  • Publication number: 20090215729
    Abstract: This invention provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods related to the prevention and treatment of primary tumors and metastatic, malignant or spreading cancers by selectively targeting cancer associated myeloid derived cells by the targeted delivery of a bisphosphonate formulated with a non-liposomal particle carrier. In some aspects, the bisphosphonate particles have one or more properties suitable for phagocytosis by cancer associated myeloid derived cells and release of the bisphosphonate within the macrophages. Advantageously, administering the particles to a subject reduces the level and/or activity of cancer associated myeloid derived cells in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Mark E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7527650
    Abstract: A modular knee system having various distal posterior femoral components that are interchangeable with each other and with various patellar-femoral joint components. Preferably, the modular knee system has a variety of components that are interchangeable and connectable to resurface the distal femur using either a unicompartmental femoral knee prosthesis or a bicompartmental femoral knee prosthesis. These components include a medial distal posterior femoral component, a lateral distal posterior femoral component, a patellar-femoral joint component, and an interconnection mechanism to modularly connect the components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20090048603
    Abstract: A hip stem centralizer datum guide (40, 100, 200, 300) and method are provided for positioning a proximal portion of a hip stem component (44) within bone cement in an intramedullary canal of a femur. The datum guide is positionable in a predetermined position relative to the intramedullary canal and is able to create a datum (70, 72, 74, 76, 120, 220, 302) that records the predetermined hip stem component position relative to the intramedullary canal. The datum is able to be referenced to position the hip stem component in the predetermined hip stem component position in the bone cement in the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Hoag, James L. Crumley, Scott J. Steffensmeier, Erin M. Johnson, Kevin S. Cook, Archie W. Newsome, Bobby Chan
  • Publication number: 20080015708
    Abstract: A hip stem centralizer and method are provided for positioning a proximal portion of a femoral hip stem component at a desired radial position within an intramedullary canal of a femur. The hip stem centralizer includes a resilient opening that is elastically compressed upon receiving the hip stem to bias the hip stem to a desired position in the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Donald W. Howie, David M. Blakemore, Kevin S. Cook, Stephen H. Hoag, Erin M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7297164
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 7105026
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 7022142
    Abstract: A prosthetic acetabular component for a hip joint that is inserted into a bone cavity of the natural acetabulum. The acetabular component consists of an articulating component and a constraining component. The articulating component has a hemispherical or dome shape that defines a hemispherical cavity for receiving a femoral ball of a femoral hip stem. The constraining component has a body that connects to the articulating component to capture the femoral ball within the cavity of the articulating component. A locking mechanism connects the constraining component to the articulating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Zimmer Austin, Inc.
    Inventor: Erin M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040102852
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 6117138
    Abstract: A variety of surgical instruments facilitate implantation of a femoral stem component of an implantable prosthesis. A skeletal member is prepared by securing a reamer in the member. A broach is mounted on the reamer for broaching the member. A variety of adapters are selectively used with a head trial to check for location of the head trial. After trial placement is satisfactory, the instruments are removed so that the prosthesis can be implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Sulzer Orthopedics Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Burrows, Erin M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6048365
    Abstract: A set of modular components from among which an implantable orthopedic hip prosthesis can be assembled. First and second implantable orthopedic femoral hip stem prosthesis each have a neck, the neck having a male conical taper surface. An implantable orthopedic femoral head prosthesis has a female conical taper surface. The respective male and female conical taper surfaces are sized and configured for mutual taper-locked interconnection if engaged, but at least one of the first and second implantable orthopedic femoral hip stem prosthesis is keyed in combination with the implantable orthopedic femoral head prosthesis to prevent engagement of the respective male conical taper surface with the female conical taper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Sulzer Orthopedics Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Burrows, Erin M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5391181
    Abstract: An orthopaedic holding forceps 1 for simultaneously holding a screw 60 and a screwdriver 70. The forceps 1 includes a distal tip 42 having an upper chamber 43 adapted for receiving an enlarged gripping head 72 of the screwdriver 70 and a lower chamber 44 adapted for receiving the enlarged head 61 of screw 60. The distal tip 42 also includes an interconnecting chamber 45 between the upper and lower chambers 43 and 44 adapted for receiving the distal driving tip 73 of the screwdriver 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Mark A. Lazzeri