Patents by Inventor John A. Pierce

John A. Pierce 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: 20200330477
    Abstract: A compound compound having the structure: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein X is N or CR, where R is hydrogen, deuterium, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), CN, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, CF3, or hydroxyl; A is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, —SO2—, —(C?O)NR0—, and —(CRaRb)q—, where R0 is H or C1-C4 alkyl, and Ra and Rb are independently hydrogen, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heteroaryl, (C1-C6 alkyl)heteroaryl, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew FENSOME, Ariamala GOPALSAMY, Brian S. GERSTENBERGER, Ivan Viktorovich EFREMOV, Zhao-Kui WAN, Betsy PIERCE, Jean-Baptiste TELLIEZ, John I. TRUJILLO, Liying ZHANG, Li XING, Eddine SAIAH
  • Patent number: 10801164
    Abstract: The present document discloses a tool or tool part for use in a process of molding a product from a pulp slurry. The tool or tool part comprises a self-supporting tool wall portion having a product face, for contacting the product, and a back face on the other side of the wall relative to the product face. The tool wall portion presenting pores, which are provided by a plurality of channels extending through the tool wall portion, from the product face to the back face. The channels are straight or curved with no more than one point of inflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Celwise AB
    Inventors: John Andersson, Udo Vogt, David A. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20200318395
    Abstract: A method of restraining a person with a handcuff assembly comprises providing a handcuff assembly comprising a pair of handcuffs and a securing cord, the securing cord comprising a connector at each opposing end. The method further comprises applying the pair of handcuffs on the wrists of a person, looping the cord through an opening positioned proximal to the waist of the person and releasably connecting each connector of the securing cord to each handcuff to prevent or limit the handcuffs from being moved from the back side of the person to the front side of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: John Lee, Robert Cutter, Ronald Pierce, Shawn Teets
  • Patent number: 10779847
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include various ultrasonic surgical instruments. At least one disclosed surgical instrument includes a waveguide including a blade and a transducer base plate. The transducer base plate may be coupled to the waveguide to define a tapered joint at an interface between the waveguide and the transducer base plate. The transducer base plate may include first and second sides defining corresponding first and second flat faces configured to receive first and second piezoelectric elements. The first and second piezoelectric elements are configured to operate in a D31 mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Brian D. Black, Frederick Estera, Jason R. Lesko, Benjamin M. Boyd, Kevin M. Fiebig, Chad P. Boudreaux, Grace E. Waters, Kristen G. Denzinger, Amy M. Krumm, Amelia A. Pierce, Chad E. Eckert, Joseph D. Dennis, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Monica L. Zeckel, William A. Olson, Patrick J. Scoggins, Larry A. Pummill, Jr., John S. Frazier, William A. Crawford, Brian J. Hemmelgarn, Eric Stout, Benjamin D. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 10736649
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical instrument comprising a transducer base plate, first and second piezoelectric elements positioned on opposite faces of the transducer base plate. The transducer base plate is coupled to a waveguide. The waveguide is electrically coupled to the first and second piezoelectric elements by a conductive adhesive. The first and second piezoelectric elements are electrically coupled to an ultrasonic signal generator through an electrode. A thermal conductor conducts thermal energy away from the first and second piezoelectric elements. Also disclosed is a method of fabricating such an ultrasonic surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Craig T. Davis, Mark E. Tebbe, Brian D. Black, Stephen M. Leuck, Eric M. Roberson, John E. Brady, Amrita S. Sawhney, Shan Wan, Ion V Nicolaescu, James M. Wilson, Amelia A. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10726370
    Abstract: A method, in a computing device, of automatic contextual task presentation, includes: storing, in a memory of the computing device, a sequence of task instructions for presentation to an operator of the computing device via an output assembly connected to the mobile computing device; detecting, via an input assembly of the computing device, a task initiation event; responsive to detecting the task initiation event: controlling the output assembly to present a first task instruction from the sequence to the operator; obtaining orientation data corresponding to the operator from an inertial measurement unit associated with the computing device; based on the orientation data, tracking an accumulated operator orientation change since the detection of the task initiation event; and when the accumulated operator orientation change exceeds a threshold, controlling the output assembly to present a second task instruction from the sequence to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Bernacki, James S. L. Chen, Andrew Pierce, Matthew Adam Van Sickle
  • Publication number: 20200236080
    Abstract: A data processing system is configured to perform a computer implemented method for facilitation of efficient processing of electronic messages via a network from message sources. The method includes receiving an electronic message including actionable object data and textual object data from a message source device. The actionable object data includes parameters actionable by at least one data processing transaction device to perform data processing transactions external to the network device and the textual object data including descriptors of the parameters actionable by the at least one data processing transaction device. The textual object data is operable by devices incompatible with the actionable object data. The method includes calculating an execution command for the data processing transaction in response to the actionable object data and based on at least the parameters of the actionable object data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Carrick John Pierce, Baris Mestanogullari, Ajay Kumar Jain, Agnes Casenave, David Bernard Barton, Nicholas Bandy
  • Patent number: 10719219
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for combining dual volatility measurements on a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer system. The method may include receiving, via the GUI, a user selection for an anchor point, selecting a time window including the anchor point, calculating, using a volatility processor, a set of past volatility values based on the time window and the anchor point, calculating, using the volatility processor, a set of future volatility values based on the time window and the anchor point, and generating a dual volatility display for the GUI including the set of past volatility values and the set of future volatility values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventor: Carrick John Pierce
  • Publication number: 20200211108
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing multi-dimensional orders. A data transaction request message is received at a data transaction system. The data transaction request message includes data representative of at least a first function for a first attribute of a commodity and a second function for a second attribute of the commodity. The data transaction system identifies a set of solutions described by the first function and the second function. The set of solutions including values for different variations of the object that the participant who submitted the data transaction request message is willing to offer or receive for the respective variation. The data transaction system attempts to match one or more of the values from the set of solutions to previously received but unsatisfied electronic data transaction request messages counter thereto stored in an order book data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Carrick John Pierce, David Nathaniel Hoff
  • Publication number: 20200211087
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing multi-dimensional orders. A data transaction request message is received at a data transaction system. The data transaction request message includes data representative of at least a first function for a first attribute of a commodity and a second function for a second attribute of the commodity. The data transaction system identifies a set of solutions described by the first function and the second function. The set of solutions including values for different variations of the object that the participant who submitted the data transaction request message is willing to offer or receive for the respective variation. The data transaction system attempts to match one or more of the values from the set of solutions to previously received but unsatisfied electronic data transaction request messages counter thereto stored in an order book data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Carrick John Pierce, David Nathaniel Hoff
  • Publication number: 20200160075
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a memory and a processor programmed to execute instructions stored in the memory. The instructions include receiving an object detection signal and an egress signal, determining that the object detection signal represents an object in a host vehicle, determining that the egress signal represents a passenger attempting to exit the host vehicle, and activating an 0 interior light in accordance with the object detection signal and the egress signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: James Hadley MUITER, Christopher Jacob LOCKWOOD, Robert R. HOVELAND, Balbir GREWAL, Sara PIERCE, Jacob Park BRAYKOVICH, Moussa Khalil BAZZI, John MUSCAT
  • Patent number: 10652189
    Abstract: A data processing system is configured to perform a computer implemented method for facilitation of efficient processing of electronic messages via a network from message sources. The method includes receiving an electronic message including actionable object data and textual object data from a message source device. The actionable object data includes parameters actionable by at least one data processing transaction device to perform data processing transactions external to the network device and the textual object data including descriptors of the parameters actionable by the at least one data processing transaction device. The textual object data is operable by devices incompatible with the actionable object data. The method includes calculating an execution command for the data processing transaction in response to the actionable object data and based on at least the parameters of the actionable object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Carrick John Pierce, Baris Mestanogullari, Ajay Kumar Jain, Agnes Casenave, David Bernard Barton, Nicholas Bandy
  • Patent number: 10631028
    Abstract: The systems and methods are directed towards delivery of third party content onto a user device having a first party portal. The first party portal service facilitates the user viewing of third party content on the user device. In particular, the first party portal service retrieves third party content (e.g., video content streams) from third party content providers and provides the third party content in a format (i.e. channels) that allows users to easily view different types of content. Furthermore, the first party portal service facilitates the user in viewing the third party content alongside other existing channels available to cable television and streaming media/video on demand content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Travis John Neufeld, Charles Arthur Pierce
  • Publication number: 20200090236
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for mining time data are provided. Implementations consistent with the present disclosure provide for mining devices for time spent on behalf of clients-time that would otherwise be un-captured, unbilled time and money, and ensure that a user is properly compensated for all they do. Operations consistent with the present disclosure include selecting at least one billing criteria by a user of a mobile device, searching the mobile device for stored electronic communication data related to the at least one billing criteria, returning at least one matched electronic communication from among the stored electronic communication data related to the at least one billing criteria, assigning at least one of a time value and a billing value to the at least one matched electronic communication, and performing at least one of timekeeping and billing based up-on the assigned at least one time value and billing value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sean J. Martin, John Pierce Schubert, Jr., Robert H. Laird, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200038409
    Abstract: A compound having the structure: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein X is N or CR, where R is hydrogen, deuterium, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), CN, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, CF3, or hydroxyl; A is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, —SO2—, —(C?O)NR0—, and —(CRaRb)q—, where R0 is H or C1-C4 alkyl, and Ra and Rb are independently hydrogen, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heteroaryl, (C1-C6 alkyl)heteroaryl, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew FENSOME, Ariamala GOPALSAMY, Brian S. GERSTENBERGER, Ivan Viktorovich EFREMOV, Zhao-Kui WAN, Betsy PIERCE, Jean-Baptiste TELLIEZ, John I. TRUJILLO, Liying ZHANG, Li XING, Eddine SAIAH
  • Publication number: 20190376238
    Abstract: The present document discloses a tool or tool part for use in a process of molding a product from a pulp slurry. The tool or tool part comprises a self-supporting tool wall portion having a product face, for contacting the product, and a back face on the other side of the wall relative to the product face. The tool wall portion presenting pores, which are provided by a plurality of channels extending through the tool wall portion, from the product face to the back face. The channels are straight or curved with no more than one point of inflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: John Andersson, Udo Vogt, David A. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20190376239
    Abstract: The present document discloses a tool or tool part for use in a process of molding a product from a pulp slurry. The tool or tool part comprises a self-supporting tool wall portion having a product face, for contacting the product, and a back face on the other side of the wall relative to the product face. The tool wall portion presenting pores, which are provided by a plurality of channels extending through the tool wall portion, from the product face to the back face. The channels are straight or curved with no more than one point of inflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: John Andersson, Udo Vogt, David A. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10473096
    Abstract: A modular pump platform includes a pump head module, a pump motor module, an electronics module and a separable tray. The pump motor module includes a pump motor having a rotary output removably coupled to a crank shaft of the pump head, the pump motor being one of multiple types of pump motors, and the pump motor module being detachably connected to the pump head module. The electronics module includes an electronic control circuit configured to control operation of the pump motor, the electronic control circuit being one of multiple types of electronic control circuits corresponding to the types of pump motors. Each of the pump head module, the pump motor module and the electronics module is detachably connected to the separable tray. At least the pump motor module is interchangeable with another pump motor module comprising a pump motor of another type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Calhoun, Vannie Yucong Lu, George Galica, Robert Langellotti, James Pierce
  • Patent number: 10463675
    Abstract: A compound having the structure: or an acceptable salt thereof, wherein X is N or CR, where R is hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; A is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, —SO2—, etc.; A? is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, etc.; Z is —(CH2)h— or a bond, etc.; R1 and R1? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; R2 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, and amino; R4 is monocyclic or bicyclic, etc.; R5 is independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; h, j, k, m, n and q are integers as defined in the specification. Also provided are methods of treatment as Janus Kinase inhibitors and pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of the invention and combinations with other therapeutic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Fensome, Ariamala Gopalsamy, Brian S. Gerstenberger, Ivan Viktorovich Efremov, Zhao-Kui Wan, Betsy Pierce, Jean-Baptiste Telliez, John I. Trujillo, Liying Zhang, Li Xing, Eddine Saiah
  • Patent number: 10462560
    Abstract: A driver assembly comprises a housing structure, a magnet assembly within the housing structure, and opposing spring structures coupled to the housing structure at different vertical positions than one another. The magnet assembly comprises a permanent magnet, a plate structure underlying the permanent magnet, a voice coil circumscribing the permanent magnet and the plate structure, and a yoke structure at least partially surrounding the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the voice coil. The opposing spring structures are configured to impede horizontal movement of the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the yoke structure while permitting vertical movement thereof. A headphone and a method of forming a headphone are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SkullCandy, Inc.
    Inventors: John Timothy, Branden Sheffield, Randall J. Hull, Sam Noertker, Gregory R. Woolston, Andrew Pierce