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: 20190233873
    Abstract: An automated system for identifying in a biological sample microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility (AST). The system provided an automated platform for preparing, from a single biological sample, inoculates for both ID and AST. The system loads a plate for ID testing as samples are being prepared for AST testing. The system tracks the sample and the inoculates from the samples to link the test results to the sample and the patients from whom the sample was obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Edward Armstrong, John Thulin Page, Ben Turng, Glen Richard Davis, Strett Roger Nicolson, Timothy Hansen
  • Patent number: 10361180
    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: July 23, 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
  • Patent number: 10357201
    Abstract: Disclosed are appendage mountable electronic systems and related methods for covering and conforming to an appendage surface. A flexible or stretchable substrate has an inner surface for receiving an appendage, including an appendage having a curved surface, and an opposed outer surface that is accessible to external surfaces. A stretchable or flexible electronic device is supported by the substrate inner and/or outer surface, depending on the application of interest. The electronic device in combination with the substrate provides a net bending stiffness to facilitate conformal contact between the inner surface and a surface of the appendage provided within the enclosure. In an aspect, the system is capable of surface flipping without adversely impacting electronic device functionality, such as electronic devices comprising arrays of sensors, actuators, or both sensors and actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Ming Ying, Andrew Bonifas, Nanshu Lu
  • Patent number: 10349860
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for interfacing with brain tissue, specifically for monitoring and/or actuation of spatio-temporal electrical waveforms. The device is conformable having a high electrode density and high spatial and temporal resolution. A conformable substrate supports a conformable electronic circuit and a barrier layer. Electrodes are positioned to provide electrical contact with a brain tissue. A controller monitors or actuates the electrodes, thereby interfacing with the brain tissue. In an aspect, methods are provided to monitor or actuate spatio-temporal electrical waveforms over large brain surface areas by any of the devices disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Brian Litt, Jonathan Viventi
  • Patent number: 10355113
    Abstract: In an aspect, the present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, components such as semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise deformed, and related methods of making or tuning such stretchable components. Stretchable semiconductors and electronic circuits 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 are adapted to a wide range of device configurations to provide fully flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Matthew Meitl, Yugang Sun, Heung Cho Ko, Andrew Carlson, Won Mook Choi, Mark Stoykovich, Hanqing Jiang, Yonggang Huang, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Zhengtao Zhu, Etienne Menard, Dahl-Young Khang
  • Patent number: 10350113
    Abstract: A headset includes two earcups that overlie and seal around the wearer's ears. The headset includes a system for suspension of the earcups on a helmet, as well as a speaker enclosure that provides increased structural strength without taking up additional space on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventors: David Trinh Le, John Brad Medine, Todd Roger Mussell
  • Publication number: 20190210473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle power system. In some examples, the vehicle power system can include a plurality of redundant low-power buses coupled to respective low-power batteries. The low-power buses can be powered by a vehicle battery having a higher voltage than the voltage of the low-power batteries by way of a DCDC converter, for example. In some examples, the DCDC converter can be coupled to the low-power buses via a plurality of switches included in an Auxiliary Voltage Controller (AVC). The DCDC converter and the AVC can be housed in a common package to reduce the size, weight, and complexity of the power system while also improving the power system's durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: John Steven Linehan, Steven E. Schulz, Michael Hong, Anil Paryani, Isaac Benjamin Meadows, Evan Roger Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190202823
    Abstract: The present invention provides for compounds of formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 have any of the values defined in the specification, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, that are useful as agents in the treatment of diseases and conditions mediated and modulated by CFTR, including cystic fibrosis, Sjögren's syndrome, pancreatic insufficiency, chronic obstructive lung disease, and chronic obstructive airway disease. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprised of one or more compounds of formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Rhalid Akkari, Luke Jonathan Alvey, Xavier Marie Bock, Brian S. Brown, Pieter Isabelle Roger Claes, Marlon D. Cowart, Elsa De Lemos, Nicolas Desroy, Béranger Duthion, Gregory A. Gfesser, Romain Luc Marie Gosmini, Christopher Gaëtan Housseman, Koen Karel Jansen, Jianguo Ji, Philip R. Kym, Jean-Michel Lefrancois, Oscar Mammoliti, Christel Jeanne Marie Menet, Nuria Merayo Merayo, Gregory John Robert Newsome, Adeline Marie Elise Palisse, Sachin V. Patel, Matthieu Rafaël Pizzonero, Anurupa Shrestha, Elizabeth C. Swift, Steven Emiel Van der Plas, Xueqing Wang, Ann de Blieck
  • Patent number: 10334875
    Abstract: A filter for a cigarette comprises a porous fitter rod and a material sheet wrapped around the filter rod and a cellulose acetate thread formed from substantially uncrimped cellulose acetate filaments. The cellulose acetate thread is positioned within the filter rod and extends along the central axis of the filter rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: John Roger Sampson, David Lewis
  • Patent number: 10335130
    Abstract: A surgical retrieval apparatus includes an elongate tubular member having a drive rod slidably disposed therein. A support member is operably coupled to a distal end of the drive rod. A pouch is attached to the support member and has a closed end and an open end. The pouch may be releasably coupled to the support member. An end effector is repositionable with respect to a longitudinal axis of the tubular member. The support member may include an expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Anthony L. Ceniccola, Margaret Uznanski, Mark Peter Rogers, Brandon Wesley Craft, Natalie Scott, Nicholas John Collier, Charlotte Adele Clark
  • Patent number: 10333069
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for purifying a layer of carbon nanotubes comprising providing a precursor layer of substantially aligned carbon nanotubes supported by a substrate, wherein the precursor layer comprises a mixture of first carbon nanotubes and second carbon nanotubes; selectively heating the first carbon nanotubes; and separating the first carbon nanotubes from the second carbon nanotubes, thereby generating a purified layer of carbon nanotubes. Devices benefiting from enhanced electrical properties enabled by the purified layer of carbon nanotubes are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of The University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Miami
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, William L. Wilson, Sung Hun Jin, Simon N. Dunham, Xu Xie, Ahmad Islam, Frank Du, Yonggang Huang, Jizhou Song
  • Patent number: 10331469
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing resources associated with cluster-based resource pool(s). According to illustrative implementations, innovations herein may include or involve one or more of best fit algorithms, infrastructure based service provision, tolerance and/or ghost processing features, dynamic management service having monitoring and/or decision process features, as well as virtual machine and resource distribution features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Virtustream IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vincent G. Lubsey, Kevin D. Reid, Karl J. Simpson, Rodney John Rogers
  • Publication number: 20190187126
    Abstract: A device for rapid detection of a tuberculosis lipoarabinomannan (TB-LAM) is provided. The device includes a pre-concentrator unit for concentrating the TB-LAM comprising: an ion-exchange medium comprising one or more ligands configured to capture the TB-LAM from the source biological sample, wherein the captured-TB-LAM is eluted from the ion-exchange medium as an eluate comprising a concentrated form of TB-LAM; a cassette; a lateral flow assay unit disposed in the cassette; and an integration unit attached to the pre-concentrator unit and the cassette. The integration unit is configured to operatively couple and de-couple the pre-concentrator unit and the cassette. The pre-concentrator unit and the lateral flow assay unit disposed in the cassette are in a fluidic communication in a coupled form. The device for rapid detection of TB-LAM further comprises a dilutor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Jeremiah MISNER, Gregory Andrew GROSSMANN, Cathryn Ellen OLSEN, John Richard NELSON, David Roger MOORE, Paul Michael SMIGELSKI, JR., John Thomas CONNELLY, Benjamin David GRANT, Bernhard Hans WEIGL
  • Publication number: 20190187142
    Abstract: A rapid detection method of a target biomolecule comprising an antigenic moiety is provided. The method includes providing a source biological sample comprising the target biomolecule; contacting the source biological sample to an ion-exchange medium; eluting the captured-target biomolecule from the ion-exchange medium as an eluate, and loading the eluate to a rapid diagnostic testing device comprising an antibody. The eluate comprises a concentrated form of the biomolecule in a solution having a salt concentration greater than 150 mM. A concentration of the target biomolecule in the eluate is in a range from about 2× to 25× compared to a concentration of the biomolecule in the source biological sample. The target biomolecule binds to the antibody under the salt concentration of greater than 150 mM. A device for rapid detection of target biomolecule is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Gregory Andrew Grossmann, Cathryn Ellen Olsen, John Richard Nelson, Brian Christopher Bales, David Roger Moore, Paul Michael Smigelski, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190153517
    Abstract: An electrospinning approach is disclosed for generating a dissolvable formulation of a reagent of interest in a nanoscale fiber medium. In one embodiment, the nanoscale fibers can incorporate and stabilize biological agents of interest, such as for storage at room temperature for extended periods. In one implementation, the fibers can be produced in a continuous manner and dissolve rapidly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bing Li, David Roger Moore, William Christopher Alberts, John Richard Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190150771
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology include a soft, conformal class of device configured specifically for mechano-acoustic recording from the skin, capable of being used on nearly any part of the body, in forms that maximize detectable signals and allow for multimodal operation, such as electrophysiological recording. Some embodiments can be configured for use in cardiovascular diagnostics, implantable device diagnostics, and human-machine interfaces (HMIs). In some embodiments, a conformal sensing device for measuring mechano-acoustic recording from skin of a human subject can include a mechano-acoustic sensor, a wireless transmitter, a flexible housing, and/or one or more electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jae-Woong Jeong, John Rogers, Yu Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 10296163
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include techniques for storing and managing repositories of electronic presentation documents. Presentation storage repositories may be implemented in various storage systems including individual computer servers, distributed storage networks, cloud-based storage systems, and the like. Presentation search interfaces may support various searching and customization capabilities. Search interface and search engine components may be implemented to receive search requests from client devices, retrieve electronic presentation data from one or more storage repositories, and generate customized search results based on the retrieved electronic presentation data. Search and presentation capabilities may include storing user-specific selections of presentation cover slides, and then retrieving and/or generating user-specific thumbnails for search results interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shaun Hayes, John Vakoc, Konrad Rogers
  • Patent number: 10293091
    Abstract: A dialysis system including a disposable fluid pumping cassette including at least one flexible membrane attached to a housing and at least one port extending from the housing, the at least one port including a spike; at least one dialysis fluid supply in fluid communication with at least one tubing and tubing connector; an autoconnection device including a shuttle for moving the at least one tubing and tubing connector towards the spike of the at least one port, the autoconnection device including at least one lead screw in mechanical communication with the shuttle, a motor and power transmission equipment to transmit power from the motor to the at least one lead screw; and a controller programmed to operate the motor to move the at least one tubing and tubing connector towards the spike of the at least one port of the disposable fluid pumping cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Patrick Lee, Andrey Kopychev, Douglas Reitz, Rodolfo Roger, John E. Steck
  • Patent number: 10294508
    Abstract: An automated system for identifying in a biological sample microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility (AST). The system provided an automated platform for preparing, from a single biological sample, inoculates for both ID and AST. The system loads a plate for ID testing as samples are being prepared for AST testing. The system tracks the sample and the inoculates from the samples to link the test results to the sample and the patients from whom the sample was obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert Edward Armstrong, John Thulin Page, Ben Turng, Glen Richard Davis, Strett Roger Nicolson, Timothy Hansen
  • Patent number: 10292263
    Abstract: The invention provides transient printed circuit board devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Xian Huang