Patents by Inventor John A. Rogers

John A. Rogers 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: 20200063445
    Abstract: A method of protecting an outdoor surface includes providing an outdoor surface and providing a single flexible vinyl membrane having a polyvinyl chloride upper layer with a thickness of from 0.02 inches to 0.06 inches and a polyethylene terephthalate nonwoven fabric lower layer having a weight of from 2 ounces/yard2 to 6 ounces/yard2. The single flexible vinyl membrane is installed by covering the outdoor surface with the single flexible vinyl membrane and affixing the single flexible vinyl membrane to the outdoor surface, and the single flexible vinyl membrane is installable onto the outdoor surface by a single individual. In some cases, the single flexible vinyl membrane is not installed by hot air welding. The single flexible vinyl membrane may further be trimmed to a shape similar to, or like the shape of the outdoor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Lancaster, Grant Barlow, John Morley, Levi Rogers
  • Publication number: 20200064767
    Abstract: A server including instructions to perform a method for managing replacement of a consumable in an imaging device, which includes, determining a remaining life of a consumable installed in the imaging device; determining an average number of pages printed in the imaging device during a predetermined period; identifying a number of days of use remaining based upon a rated life of the consumable, the remaining life of the consumable, and the average number of pages printed; and determining whether the number of days of use remaining is within a predefined floor range. Upon at least one of a determination that the number of days of use remaining is within a predetermined threshold and that the remaining life of the consumable is within a predefined floor range, an order for a replacement consumable for the imaging device is created and placed in an order fulfillment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Luke Merin Daque, David Lynn Groce, Steven John Loboyko, David John Mickan, Kimberly Lisa Preston, Matthew Lee Rogers, Gregory Scott Tigges, Jason Carl True
  • Publication number: 20200047616
    Abstract: An illustrative example assembly includes a display having a first side for displaying at least one image and a second side facing opposite the first side. The display includes a first portion having a first plurality of layers between the first side and the second side. The display includes a second portion having a second plurality of layers between the first side and the second side. The second plurality of layers includes at least one additional layer more than the first plurality of layers. A camera is situated near the second side of the display with a field of view of the camera at least partially aligned with the first portion of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: John Newton, J. Roger Davis
  • Patent number: 10549896
    Abstract: Packages made from flexible material, wherein the packages include one or more self-folds formed by applying activation energy to the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Plaza
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Michael Remus, Neil John Rogers
  • Patent number: 10546841
    Abstract: Described herein are printable structures and methods for making, assembling and arranging electronic devices. A number of the methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices where one or more device components are embedded in a polymer which is patterned during the embedding process with trenches for electrical interconnects between device components. Some methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices by printing methods, such as by dry transfer contact printing methods. Also described herein are GaN light emitting diodes and methods for making and arranging GaN light emitting diodes, for example for display or lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Hoon-sik Kim, Eric Brueckner, Sang Il Park, Rak Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10544684
    Abstract: A turbine rotor blade that includes an interior cooling configuration having a section configuration that includes: a main channel divided into three non-overlapping segments in which an upstream segment connects to a downstream segment via a transition segment positioned therebetween; and one or more branching channels extending from the main channel via connections each makes to the transition segment. The transition segment includes a variable cross-sectional flow area that accommodates a main channel flow area reduction occurring between the upstream segment and the downstream segment. The one or more branching channels having a total branching channel flow area. The section configuration is configured according to a section channel ratio that is defined as the main channel flow area reduction divided by the total branching channel flow area, with the value of the section channel ratio being configured according a desired coolant flow characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Rogers Mason, III, John Lesley DuBose
  • Publication number: 20200022601
    Abstract: Provided are methods of making a long-term implantable electronic device, and related implantable devices, including by providing a substrate having a first encapsulation layer that covers at least a portion of the substrate, the first encapsulation layer having a receiving surface; providing one or more electronic devices on the first encapsulation layer receiving surface; and removing at least a portion of the substrate from the first encapsulation layer; thereby making the long-term implantable electronic device. Further desirable properties, including device lifetime increases during use in environments that are challenging for sensitive electronic device components, are achieved through the use of additional layers such as longevity-extending layers and/or ion-barrier layers in combination with an encapsulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Hui FANG, Jianing ZHAO, Enming SONG, Yoon Kyeung LEE
  • Patent number: 10538028
    Abstract: Origami- and Kirigami-inspired assembly of predetermined three-dimensional forms is presented in comprehensive theoretical and experimental studies, with examples of a broad range of topologies and material compositions. The resulting engineering options in the construction of functional 3D structures have important implications for advanced microsystem technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Northwestern University
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Sheng Xu, Zheng Yan, Yihui Zhang, Yonggang Huang
  • Publication number: 20200016547
    Abstract: Described herein is a crosslinked graphene and biopolymer (e.g. lignin) based composite membrane that provides selective resistance for solutes while providing water permeability. The membrane may include optional additional functional additives in a crosslinked material matrix that provides enhanced salt separation from water. Methods for making such membranes, and methods of using the membranes for dehydrating or removing solutes from water are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shijun Zheng, Weiping Lin, Yuji Yamashiro, Isamu Kitahara, John Ericson, Ozair Siddiqui, Wanyun Hsieh, Peng Wang, Craig Roger Bartels, Makoto Kobuke, Shunsuke Noumi
  • Publication number: 20200013720
    Abstract: The present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise deformed. Stretchable semiconductors and electronic circuits of the present invention preferred for some applications are flexible, in addition to being stretchable, and thus are capable of significant elongation, flexing, bending or other deformation along one or more axes. Further, stretchable semiconductors and electronic circuits of the present invention may be adapted to a wide range of device configurations to provide fully flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Dahl-Young KHANG, Yugang SUN, Etienne MENARD
  • Publication number: 20200006540
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device components of the present invention are capable of generating a wide range of flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices and arrays of devices on substrates comprising polymeric materials. The present invention also provides stretchable semiconductor structures and stretchable electronic devices capable of good performance in stretched configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Ralph G. NUZZO, John A. ROGERS, Etienne MENARD, Keon Jae LEE, Dahl-Young KHANG, Yugang SUN, Matthew MEITL, Zhengtao ZHU
  • Publication number: 20190388842
    Abstract: Described herein is a graphene and polyvinyl alcohol based multilayer composite membrane that provides selective resistance for solutes to pass through the membrane while providing water permeability. A selectively permeable membrane comprising a crosslinked graphene with a polyvinyl alcohol and an additive that can provide enhanced salt separation from water, methods for making such membranes, and methods of using the membranes for dehydrating or removing solutes from water are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shijun Zheng, Yuji Yamashiro, Isamu Kitahara, Weiping Lin, John Ericson, Ozair Siddiqui, Wanyun Hsieh, Peng Wang, Craig Roger Bartels, Makoto Kobuke, Shunsuke Noumi, Amane Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10514379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods that utilize a combination of immunoassay and magnetic immunoassay techniques to detect an analyte within an extended range of specified concentrations. In particular, a device includes a first immunosensor including an immobilized layer of capture antibodies configured to bind to a first complex of signal antibodies and cardiac troponin such that a second complex of the first complex and the immobilized layer of capture antibodies is localized on or near the first immunosensor. The device further includes a second immunosensor having a magnetic field disposed locally around the second immunosensor. The magnetic field is configured to attract magnetic beads such that a third complex of the first complex and capture antibodies immobilized on the magnetic beads is localized on or near the second immunosensor sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Hua Hu, Antti Leo Oskari Virtanen, Eric Edward Potter, James T. K. Smith, Cary James Miller, John Lewis Emerson Campbell, Adam Roger Moss
  • Publication number: 20190382359
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in part, compounds of Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; processes for the preparation of; intermediates used in the preparation of; and compositions containing such compounds or salts, and their uses for treating MAGL-mediated diseases and disorders including, e.g., pain, an inflammatory disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, a metabolic disorder, stroke, or cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: PFIZER INC.
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER RYAN BUTLER, LAURA ANN MCALLISTER, ELIZABETH MARY BECK, MICHAEL AARON BRODNEY, ADAM MATTHEW GILBERT, CHRISTOPHER JOHN HELAL, DOUGLAS SCOTT JOHNSON, JUSTIN IAN MONTGOMERY, STEVEN VICTOR O'NEIL, BRUCE NELSEN ROGERS, PATRICK ROBERT VERHOEST, DAMIEN WEBB
  • Patent number: 10509657
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for forced device reinitialization without mandatory restart. One method embodiment includes receiving, by a first device, a first data communication and responding, by the first device, to the first data communication with a second data communication identifying a state of the first device as a reset state. This embodiment further includes receiving, by the first device in response to the second data communication, a third data communication including data to alter the state of the first device from the reset state to a programmed state. Such embodiments may then implement the data of the third data communication to place the first device in the programmed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Cyle Taylor, Mustafa Abdulelah, Nicholas Caine, Andrew Klenzak, Brian Patrick Rogers, Sergio Silva, Andrew John Wurfel
  • Patent number: 10504882
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: John Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Publication number: 20190369728
    Abstract: Provided are actuation devices, virtual reality devices formed from the actuation devices, and related virtual reality methods. The devices may comprise a plurality of spatially distributed actuators, each actuator configured for interacting with a biological skin surface; a wireless controller configured to receive operative command signals to control each of the actuators; and a wireless power system to power the actuators. Also provided are unique layouts of multiple interconnected devices to achieve large area coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Shuai XU, In Hwa JUNG, Ha Uk CHUNG, Xinge YU, Yu YANG, Jungyup LEE, Rujie SUN
  • Patent number: 10497633
    Abstract: The present invention provides electronic systems, including device arrays, comprising functional device(s) and/or device component(s) at least partially enclosed via one or more fluid containment chambers, such that the device(s) and/or device component(s) are at least partially, and optionally entirely, immersed in a containment fluid. Useful containment fluids for use in fluid containment chambers of electronic devices of the invention include lubricants, electrolytes and/or electronically resistive fluids. In some embodiments, for example, electronic systems of the invention comprise one or more electronic devices and/or device components provided in free-standing and/or tethered configurations that decouple forces originating upon deformation, stretching or compression of a supporting substrate from the free standing or tethered device or device component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Sheng Xu, Jonathan A. Fan, Lin Jia
  • Patent number: 10494658
    Abstract: A method for distinguishing among a first group of microorganisms belonging to a first taxon of Gram negative bacteria, the first group of bacteria exhibiting a mechanism of resistance to a treatment; a second group of microorganisms belonging to a second taxon of Gram negative bacteria, the second taxon of bacteria being different than said first taxon, and exhibiting a mechanism of resistance to a treatment identical to the mechanism of the first group; and a third group of Gram negative bacteria that is not resistant to the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX SA
    Inventors: Sylvain Orenga, CĂ©line Roger-Dalbert, John Perry, Vanessa Chanteperdrix, Gilles Zambardi, Nathalie Bal
  • Patent number: 10472620
    Abstract: A method is provided herein, the method includes: applying a sample comprising target nucleic acids to a sample application zone of a substrate; and flowing a nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture across a length of the substrate through the sample application zone to amplify the target nucleic acid forming a nucleic acid amplification product; wherein the target nucleic acid having a first molecular weight is substantially immobilized at the sample application zone and wherein the amplification product having a second molecular weight migrates away from the sample application zone. An associated device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Richard Nelson, David Roger Moore, Robert Scott Duthie, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Gregory Andrew Grossmann, Elizabeth Marie Dees, Patrick McCoy Spooner, Erik Leeming Kvam, Andrew Arthur Paul Burns, Vicki Herzl Watkins