Patents by Inventor John A. Lane

John A. Lane 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: 20220219882
    Abstract: The present specification describes a medicine dispensing system for automatically dispensing medication at a predetermined time. The system includes a cartridge that carries a strip of medicine pouches. When the cartridge is dropped into a dispensing unit, it automatically aligns with the dispensing unit without requiring any installation work from the user. The automatic alignment is enabled because of self-aligning features manufactured in the cartridge housing. The cartridge includes a flapper baffle that assists the conveyance of the strip of pouches through the dispensing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Jeremy Scott Bridges, John Michael Burton, JR., Paul Joseph Cunningham, Michael L. King, Benjamin Lane, Aaron Pearl, Luke Luehr
  • Publication number: 20220202315
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system comprises a contactless monitoring unit having a contactless patient monitor and operable to communicate with equipment in a patient room and components of hospital information system. The patient monitoring system implements methods for detecting and optimizing signals from a patient supported on a patient support apparatus. The patient monitoring unit includes a power source and a controller. The contactless patient monitor includes a first detector, an emitter, and a controller. The controller processes signals from the first detector and vary the operation of the emitter to change the environment in the field of the detector such that the signals detected by the first detector are optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Ibne SOREEFAN, Tyler HOLMES, John LANE, Eric D. AGDEPPA
  • Publication number: 20220047446
    Abstract: A therapeutic wrap includes a flexible member configured to wrap around an affected area. Actuators are operably coupled to the flexible member. Each actuator is operable between a deployed state and a non-deployed state. A first coupling feature is disposed proximate a first edge on a first surface of the flexible member. A second coupling feature is disposed proximate a second edge on a second surface of the flexible member. The first coupling feature is configured to engage the second coupling feature when the flexible member is wrapped around the affected area and when the flexible member is slidably adjusted relative to the affected area. A retaining feature is coupled to at least one end of the flexible member and configured to retain the flexible member in a selected position on the affected area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Carlos Suarez, David Kellner, John Lane, Aaron R. Burnham, Edward Bremer, Tyler Nigolian, Raymond Lia, Robert L. Vivenzio, Thaddeus J. Wawro, Rachel K. Douglas
  • Patent number: 11246482
    Abstract: A vision screening apparatus conducts a photorefraction ocular screening test to generate refractive error data. Based on the refractive error data, a Snellen equivalent is determined. An evaluated person distance from the vision screening apparatus is also determined and used to generate an adjusted optotype size. The vision screening apparatus displays the optotype, adjusted for the Snellen equivalent and the evaluated person distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Ervin Goldfain, Megan Schneider, Yaolong Lou, David L. Kellner, Mathias Mereles, Chris R. Roberts, Tyson B. Whitaker
  • Publication number: 20210386615
    Abstract: A wearable health management system includes a flexible member configured to be worn on an affected area by a patient. At least one actuator is operably coupled to the flexible member. The at least one actuator is configured to be adjusted between a deployed state and a non-deployed state. At least one of a photoplethysmogram sensor and a bioimpedance sensor is coupled to the flexible member to obtain one or more health metrics from the patient. A controller is in communication with the at least one actuator. The controller is configured to adjust the at least one actuator to the deployed state to provide a selected pressure to the affected area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos Suarez, Edward Bremer, Aaron R. Burnham, Ashu Jain, John Lane, Christopher Larson, Rachel K. Douglas, Thaddeus J. Wawro
  • Publication number: 20210376655
    Abstract: An emergency lighting fixture is provided. The emergency lighting fixture includes a backup power supply. The backup power supply includes one or more batteries. The emergency lighting fixture includes one or more light sources. The emergency lighting fixture includes a transceiver. The emergency lighting fixture includes a controller configured to determine a status of the backup power supply. The controller is further configured to transmit a beacon signal via the transceiver. The beacon signal can include the status of the backup power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Lane Bailey, John Lane, Robert Papstein
  • Publication number: 20210369122
    Abstract: A screening method includes controlling a heat source of a screening device to reach a selected temperature, determining a location of a subject, and determining that the location is a desired distance from the screening device. The method also includes based at least in part on determining that the location is the desired distance from the screening device, simultaneously determining a temperature of the subject and a temperature of the heat source using a temperature sensor of the screening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Carlos Suarez, Rachel K. Douglas, Matthew D. Mullin
  • Patent number: 11160149
    Abstract: An emergency lighting unit including a power input. a light source, a battery configured to receive charging current from the power input. wireless communication circuitry configured to receive a wireless communication signal, and a controller connected to the wireless communication circuitry. The controller is configured to control the charging of the battery based on the wireless communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Lei Han, John Lane
  • Patent number: 11116397
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system adapted for determining from sensor data collected for a patient over a period of time a normative condition of a biological function of the patient, generating provisioning information according to the normative condition, detecting a first sensor coupled to the patient, and providing the provisioning information to the first sensor to enable the first sensor to detect an abnormal state of the biological function of the patient. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Quinn, Craig M. Meyerson, John A. Lane, Kenzi L. Mudge
  • Patent number: 11057319
    Abstract: A packet recovery transmits N requests for retransmission of the transmitted packet to the sender node at N scheduled times upon determining satisfaction of a packet recovery condition associated with a transmitted packet from a sender node at a receiver node. At least one of the N scheduled times includes a receiver waiting time. M retransmissions of the transmitted packet from sender node at M scheduled times is performed upon the first receipt of a request for retransmission of the transmitted packet. At least one of the M scheduled times includes a sender waiting time. N and M are non-zero positive integers, and at least one of N or M is greater than one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LTN Global Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Amir, Jonathan Stanton, John William Lane, John Lane Schultz
  • Publication number: 20210185783
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system including a mains power supply, an auxiliary power supply, a brown-out circuit, a plurality of lights including a first group of lights and a second group of lights, and a controller. The brown-out circuit is configured to extract input voltage information related to a voltage level of the mains power supply, and scale down an input voltage of the mains power supply to a DC voltage proportional to the voltage level. The controller is configured to control the plurality of lights. Wherein, power is provided from the mains power supply to the first group of lights and the second group of lights when the DC voltage is above a threshold, and power is provided from the auxiliary power supply to the first group of lights and not the second group of lights when the DC voltage is below the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: John Lane, Allen George Cyr
  • Publication number: 20210174927
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting, by a substance delivery system coupled to a body part of an individual, an input signal not associated with a biological measurement of the individual, determining from the input signal, by the substance delivery system, whether delivering a dosage of a substance stored in the substance delivery system is needed and conforms to a dosage policy, and responsive to determining from the input signal that delivery of the dosage of the substance is needed and conforms to the dosage policy, initiating, by the substance delivery system, delivery of the dosage of the substance to the body part of the individual. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventor: John A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20210169361
    Abstract: A movement detection device includes a signal transmission device configured to transmit a radar signal transmission toward a target area and to receive reflected radar signals, and a signal analysis device configured to analyze the reflected radar signals to detect a movement in the target area that is indicative of micro-shivering. In response to detecting the micro-shivering, the movement detection device generates an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Jennifer Bergstrom, Heinz-Hermann Dalbert, Brandon P. Fisk, Yongji Fu, Michael S. Hood, Charles A. Lachenbruch, John A. Lane, Kenzi L. Mudge, Matthew O'Neal, Frank E. Sauser, Douglas A. Seim, Gregory J. Shannon
  • Patent number: 10973416
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for monitoring an individual and activities performed thereby, detecting a possible adverse biological condition caused by the activities, and submitting instructions to equipment utilized by the individual to cause the individual to adjust the same or related activities to mitigate the possible adverse biological condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Kristen Stebbins, John A. Lane, Craig M. Meyerson, David E. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20210096032
    Abstract: A method of determining a temperature of a patient includes measuring a first temperature of the patient with a temperature device, and measuring a second temperature of an environment with the temperature device. The method includes determining if a change in the ambient temperature exceeds a threshold. If the change does exceed the threshold, the method also includes applying a correction factor to the first temperature of the patient to account for the change in ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Matthew J. Kinsley, Ryan Kent
  • Patent number: 10964421
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting, by a substance delivery system coupled to a body part of an individual, an input signal not associated with a biological measurement of the individual, determining from the input signal, by the substance delivery system, whether delivering a dosage of a substance stored in the substance delivery system is needed and conforms to a dosage policy, and responsive to determining from the input signal that delivery of the dosage of the substance is needed and conforms to the dosage policy, initiating, by the substance delivery system, delivery of the dosage of the substance to the body part of the individual. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Lane
  • Patent number: D923800
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Martin, John A. Lane, Matthew D. Mullin, David E. Quinn, John R. Strom, Dio Climaco Cavero, Jeffrey M. Cross
  • Patent number: D934154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christopher Byron Davis, Logan Paul Gingery, Andrew John Norwood, Mark Anthony Canankamp, Christopher John Lane
  • Patent number: D937187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jillian Grace Roth, Christopher John Lane, Bart Wakefield Kimble, Travis Lynn Hollabaugh, Brett Alan Bogner
  • Patent number: D952545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christopher Byron Davis, Andrew John Norwood, Zachary William Juergens, Cyril Jean-Louis Bomble, Brian Rene Bourel, Christopher John Lane, Mark Anthony Canankamp, Mihir Singh Meetarbhan, Sebastien Penin, Ganesh Viswanathan, Nicholas William Fazio