Patents by Inventor James M. Lee

James M. Lee 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: 20230006190
    Abstract: An auxiliary electrode includes a conductive layer having a first major surface in an X-Y plane, the conductive layer is electrically conductive and has a first surface area. The auxiliary electrode includes a first carrier ion supply layer and a second carrier ion supply layer, each carrier ion supply layer comprising a material that supplies carrier ions for an electrode of the secondary battery. The first carrier ion supply layer covers a first region of the first major surface of the conductive layer and the second carrier ion supply layer covers a second region of the first major surface of the conductive layer. The first and second regions are separated by a third region, the third region configured to be folded such that the first region and the second region are substantially parallel, and the third region is substantially perpendicular to the first and second regions in the folded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Aditya MANDALAM, Richard J. CONTRERAS, Nirav S. SHAH, Neelam SINGH, Ilya DVOIRIS, Murali RAMASUBRAMANIAN, Robert S. BUSACCA, Robert M. SPOTNITZ, James MOODY, Bruno A. VALDES, Kim Han LEE
  • Publication number: 20220395288
    Abstract: A method of suturing a trocar path incision in a tissue of a patient with an obturator includes inserting the obturator through the tissue such that a shaft of the obturator extends through a tissue opening about the trocar path incision and a distal tip of the obturator is positioned within a cavity of the patient. The method also includes directing the suture via a suturing feature with the obturator inserted through the tissue in order to direct the suture relative to the tissue. Furthermore, the method includes closing the tissue opening about the trocar path incision with the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Layne D. Christopher, Rebecca J. Gettinger, Jason L. Harris, Christopher J. Hess, Zhifan F. Huang, John V. Hunt, Michael A. Jacobs, Anil R. Jadhav, John A. Jast, Nichole Y. Kwee, Kevin A. Larson, James G. Lee, David T. Martin, Jerome R. Morgan, Michael A. Murray, Shailendra K. Parihar, Sol Posada, Devanathan Raghavan, Brian D. Schings, Patrick M. Schleitweiler, Nicholas Seipelt, Melinda Tellman, Tamara S. Vetro Widenhouse
  • Patent number: 11507734
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, the present invention provides the ability to embed and edit rich content into a browser document. Embedded objects are not backed by installed desktop applications. Instead, in one embodiment, the embedded objects are Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) components that adhere to a set of design patterns, which are embedded within editable HTML documents. For example, a user composing an email message can embed a spreadsheet into the email in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The spreadsheet is implemented, in one embodiment, as an AJAX component adhering to the Ajax Linking and Embedding (ALE) design pattern. Since it is an ALE component, the embedded object is fetched across the network so that it may be instantiated and used regardless of the user's location. The user can edit, manipulate, and save the embedded object while remaining in the context of the container document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Dargahi, Kevin M. Henrikson, Jong Yoon Lee, James Andrew Clark
  • Patent number: 11501400
    Abstract: Systems and methods of tracking distribution items using hardware components on or in the distribution items. Shippers and recipients of distribution items can track or locate a distribution item, especially a high value item, if the distribution item is lost, misrouted, or delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Ryan M. Luckay, Robert E. Dixon, Jr., James E. Lee, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20220354646
    Abstract: An anchor configured to maximize the surface area of the anchor to improve anchor retention is disclosed. The anchor may be configured with a width that differs from a thickness of the anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor be configured as a helical ribbon defining a central lumen about a central axis extending through the helical ribbon. The helical ribbon may vary in width, thickness, central lumen diameter, or a combination thereof, along its extent. The anchor may include retention features that are configured to promote tissue and/or implant interaction for improved anchor retention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Y. Lee, Michelle C. Boucha-Rayle, James M. Anderson, Joshua M. Inouye, John A. Zanussi, Jeffrey Schneider, Christopher Korenczuk, Kenny Dwight Bruner, Graham Krumpelmann
  • Patent number: 11476025
    Abstract: A cochlear implant including a cochlear lead, an antenna, a stimulation processor, and a magnet apparatus, associated with the antenna, including a case defining a central axis, a magnet frame within the case and rotatable about the central axis of the case, and a plurality of elongate diametrically magnetized magnets that are located in the magnet frame, the magnets defining a longitudinal axis and a N-S direction and being freely rotatable about the longitudinal axis relative to the magnet frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Sung Jin Lee, Jeryle L. Walter, James George Elcoate Smith, Uli Gommel, Stephanie M. Reed
  • Patent number: 11457685
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a braided footwear upper is provided. The method includes braiding a two-layer, single-tube structure with a first end that couples a first braided layer to a second braided layer, and second end that couples the first braided layer to the second braided layer of the tubular braided structure. The first end is proximate the second end. At least one yarn from the first end, and at least one yarn from the second end are braided with at least one draw yarn. The draw yarn is braided to be easily removable, such that the first end is selectively de-coupled from the second end. When the draw yarn is removed, the double-layer tubular braided structure is expandable to form a larger diameter tubular braided structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bruce, Eun Kyung Lee, James Y. Yoo, Chikao Ichikawa, Michihiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11428633
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for cellular imaging and identification through the use of a light sheet flow cytometer. In one implementation, a light sheet flow cytometer may include a light source configured to emit light having one or more wavelengths, at least one optical element configured to form a light sheet from the emitted light, a microfluidic channel configured to hold a sample, and an imaging device. The imaging device may be adapted to forming 3-D images of the sample such that identification tags attached to the sample are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsun Wu, Brian M. Rabkin, Supriyo Sinha, John D. Perreault, Chinmay Belthangady, James Higbie, Seung Ah Lee
  • Patent number: 11425956
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to braided articles and methods for their manufacture. The braided articles may include articles of footwear having braided uppers. The article of footwear may comprise a sole and a braided upper comprising a toe portion having a toe seam, a heel portion comprising a seamless braided structure, and a throat portion. The toe portion may comprise a base yarn. The throat portion may comprise a stretch yarn. Additionally, the heel portion may comprise both the stretch yarn and the base yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bruce, Eun Kyung Lee, James Y. Yoo, Chikao Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11423507
    Abstract: An embodiment of an electronic processing system may include an application processor, persistent storage media communicatively coupled to the application processor, a graphics subsystem communicatively coupled to the application processor, a power budget analyzer to identify a power budget for one or more of the application processor, the persistent storage media, and the graphics subsystem, a target analyzer communicatively coupled to the graphics subsystem to identify a target for the graphics subsystem, and a parameter adjuster to adjust one or more parameters of the graphics subsystem based on one or more of the identified power budget and the identified target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Stanley J. Baran, Sang-Hee Lee, Atthar H. Mohammed, Jong Dae Oh, Hiu-Fai R. Chan, Jill M. Boyce, Fangwen Fu, Satya N. Yedidi, Sumit Mohan, James M. Holland, Keith W. Rowe, Altug Koker
  • Publication number: 20220228868
    Abstract: Systems and methods of path-based mapping and routing are provided. Translation information and absolute information of mobile objects in environments are determined based on a fusion of sensing data from a radar and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) including a gyroscope and an accelerometer, from which path-based maps and optimal routes can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Gautam Singh, John M. Kruse, Ronald D. Jesme, William J. Kelliher, Jr., Jacob E. Odom, Adam C. Nyland, Nicholas T. Gabriel, Jason L. Aveldson, Haleh Hagh-Shenas, Frank T. Herfort, Michael L. Gjere, Rachneet Kaur, Elias Wilken-Resman, Jae Yong Lee, Doug A. Addleman, Glenn E. Casner, James D. Carlson, Justin Tungjunyatham, Karl Battle, Steven G. Lucht
  • Patent number: 11389192
    Abstract: A method of suturing a trocar path incision in a tissue of a patient with an obturator includes inserting the obturator through the tissue such that a shaft of the obturator extends through a tissue opening about the trocar path incision and a distal tip of the obturator is positioned within a cavity of the patient. The method also includes directing the suture via a suturing feature with the obturator inserted through the tissue in order to direct the suture relative to the tissue. Furthermore, the method includes closing the tissue opening about the trocar path incision with the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Layne D. Christopher, Rebecca J. Gettinger, Jason L. Harris, Christopher J. Hess, Zhifan F. Huang, John V. Hunt, Michael Jacobs, Anil R. Jadhav, John A. Jast, Nichole Y. Kwee, Kevin A. Larson, James G. Lee, David T. Martin, Jerome R. Morgan, Michael A. Murray, Shailendra K. Parihar, Sol Posada, Devanathan Raghavan, Brian D. Schings, Patrick M. Schleitweiler, Nicholas Seipelt, Melinda Tellmann, Tamara S. Vetro Widenhouse
  • Publication number: 20220213183
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel naturally occurring human cytokine that is comprised of a heterodimer of interleukin-17 and interleukin-17F designated herein as interleukin 17A/F (IL-17A/F). Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, specific antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders and other inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: David P Arnott, Austin L. Gurney, Philip E. Hass, James M. Lee, Yan Wu
  • Publication number: 20220213184
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel naturally occurring human cytokine that is comprised of a heterodimer of interleukin-17 and interleukin-17F designated herein as interleukin 17A/F (IL-17A/F). Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, specific antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders and other inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Arnott, Austin L. Gurney, Philip E. Hass, James M. Lee, Yan Wu
  • Publication number: 20220216872
    Abstract: In a transistor turnoff system, a transistor control circuit is configured to adjust a control voltage at a transistor control output responsive to a comparison signal at a control input. The control voltage has a slew rate. A comparator has a comparator output and first and second comparator inputs. The first comparator input is coupled to the transistor control output. The comparator is configured to: provide the comparison signal at the comparator output based on a reference voltage at the second comparator input; and deactivate the transistor control circuit by changing a state of the comparison signal responsive to the control voltage falling below the reference voltage. A slew-rate compensator is configured to increase the reference voltage by a compensation voltage that compensates for a time delay of the comparator or the transistor control circuit. The compensation voltage is proportional to the slew rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Kyoung Min Lee, James M. Walden, Brian Linehan, Yang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220212852
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for maintaining temperature control of a distribution item, or of the contents of a distribution item, as the distribution item moves through the distribution network. A container housing an item can include a cooling unit, a heating unit, or both, and control circuitry including a temperature sensor. The control circuitry activates the cooling unit or heating unit as required to maintain the item at a desired temperature or within a desired temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: James Edward Lee, SR., Ryan M. Luckay, Robert E. Dixon, JR.
  • Patent number: 11376157
    Abstract: A vitrectomy apparatus is provided, including a pressure source, a cut valve connected to the pressure source, the cut valve configured to be turned on and off to provide pressure to selectively extend and retract a vitrectomy cutting device, a sensor configured to sense pressure provided from the cut valve, and a controller configured to control operation of the cut valve based on pressure sensed by the sensor. The controller is configured to monitor pressures encountered and alter cut valve timing based on pressure conditions previously encountered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred C. Lee, James B. Gerg, Kyle E. Lynn, Zheng Zhang, Lauren M. Hickey
  • Patent number: 11377956
    Abstract: A flow inducer assembly and a method for cooling turbine blades of a gas turbine engine are presented. The gas turbine engine includes a rotor disk having circumferentially distributed disk grooves and turbine blades. Each turbine blade includes a blade root inserted into blade mounting section of the disk groove. Seal plates are attached to an aft side circumference of the rotor disk. The flow inducer assembly is integrated to each seal plate at a side facing away from the rotor disk. The flow inducer assembly is configured to function as a paddle due to rotation of the rotor disk and the seal plate therewith during operation of the gas turbine engine to drive ambient air as a cooling fluid into the disk cavity and enter inside of the turbine blade from the blade root for cooling the turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Schröder, Christopher W. Ross, Santiago R. Salazar, Patrick M. Pilapil, Roger Matthews, Kevin Kampka, Joana Verheyen, Ching-Pang Lee, Javan Albright, James McCoy, Sin Chien Siw, Kok-Mun Tham
  • Publication number: 20220204606
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel naturally occurring human cytokine that is comprised of a heterodimer of interleukin-17 and interleukin-17F designated herein as interleukin 17A/F (IL-17A/F). Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, specific antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders and other inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: David P Arnott, Mercedesz Balazs, Nico Ghilardi, Austin L. Gurney, Philip E. Hass, Sarah Hymowitz, James M. Lee, Wenjun Ouyang, Melissa A. Starovasnik, Yan Wu
  • Publication number: 20200385452
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel naturally occurring human cytokine that is comprised of a heterodimer of interleukin-17 and interleukin-17F designated herein as interleukin 17A/F (IL-17A/F). Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, specific antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders and other inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. ARNOTT, Austin L. GURNEY, Philip E. HASS, James M. LEE, Yan WU