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).

  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Patrick Lee, Andrey Kopychev, Douglas Reitz, Rodolfo Roger, John E. Steck
  • 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
    Inventors: Shaun Hayes, John Vakoc, Konrad Rogers
  • 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
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Xian Huang
  • Patent number: 10292261
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are stretchable, foldable and optionally printable, processes for making devices and devices such as semiconductors, electronic circuits and components thereof that are capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise deformed. Strain isolation layers provide good strain isolation to functional device layers. Multilayer devices are constructed to position a neutral mechanical surface coincident or proximate to a functional layer having a material that is susceptible to strain-induced failure. Neutral mechanical surfaces are positioned by one or more layers having a property that is spatially inhomogeneous, such as by patterning any of the layers of the multilayer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Northwestern University
    Inventors: John A Rogers, Yonggang Huang, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Won Mook Choi, Jizhou Song, Jong Hyun Ahn, Dae Hyeong Kim
  • Publication number: 20190133441
    Abstract: A system for obtaining optical coherence tomography of the optical system of a person, comprising: an eyepiece customized for alignment and positioning to contact a person's eye socket and having a lens pocket for receiving a refractive lens customized for the person's eye refraction characteristics; a condensing system for receiving light from the eyepiece; a scanning module optically connected to the condensing system and having a mirror tiltable in two directions for obtaining optical scanning data from the person's optical system; and a spectrometer and camera module optically connected to the scanning module for obtaining and storing the optical scanning data, wherein the eyepiece, condensing system and scanning module are arranged to provide an optical path for delivering a light beam to the person's eye, and receive reflected light to be directed to the scanning module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Verdooner, John Rogers
  • Publication number: 20190109290
    Abstract: Provided is a method of detecting the presence of an object in proximity to an optoelectronic device comprising (a) providing an optoelectronic device comprising a light-emitting optoelectronic element and a photocurrent-generating optoelectronic element, (b) imposing an effective forward bias voltage on the light-emitting optoelectronic element and an effective reverse bias voltage on the photocurrent-generating optoelectronic element, (c) bringing an object capable of scattering or reflecting light or a combination thereof to a distance of 0.1 to 5 mm from a point on the surface of the optoelectronic device from which light emerges, causing light that is emitted by the light-emitting optoelectronic element to be reflected or scattered so that the light falls upon the photocurrent-generating optoelectronic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm And Haas Company, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
    Inventors: Peter Trefonas, III, Kishori Deshpande, Trevor Ewers, Edward Greer, Jaebum Joo, Bong Hoon Kim, Nuri Oh, John Rogers, Moonsub Shim, Jieqian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190090801
    Abstract: Provided are implantable, injectable and/or surface mounted biomedical devices and related methods for interfacing with a target tissue. The devices have a substrate, one or more microfluidic channels embedded in or supported by the substrate and a fluid actuator in operational communication with one or more reservoirs and responsive to a wireless control signal. The components of the device are specially configured and packaged to be ultra-thin and mechanically compliant. In some embodiments, the devices are self-powered and fully implantable. The devices can be shaped to provide injection in a minimally invasive manner, thereby avoiding unnecessary tissue damage and providing a platform for long-term implantation for interfacing with biological tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicants: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, The Board of Trustee of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Michael Raymond BRUCHAS, Jaewoong JEONG, Jordan Gary MCCALL
  • Publication number: 20190086420
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of mass spectrometry analysis. In some embodiments, the disclosure relates to compositions and methods for detecting and quantifying proteins in the AKT-mTOR pathway by immunoprecipitation enrichment followed by mass spectrometry analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Bhavinkumar PATEL, John ROGERS
  • Publication number: 20190071454
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to (among other things) compounds that are derivatives of 6-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazin-5-amine. The compounds provided possess unique effects and differences over other phenyltriazines known in the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Pankaj Sharma, Vijay Kumar Khatri, Xuyuan Gu, Yuan Song, Michael Lixin Shen, Jennifer Riggs-Sauthier, Neel K. Anand, Antoni Kozlowski, Aleksandrs Odinecs, Timothy A. Riley, Zhongxu Ren, YongQi Mu, Xiaoming Shen, Xuejun Yuan, Natalia Aurrecoechea, Donogh John Roger O'Mahony, Bo-Liang Deng
  • Publication number: 20190072565
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of protein preparation and mass spectrometry analysis. In some embodiments, the disclosure relates to compositions and methods for simplifying mass spectrometry analysis by reducing methionine oxidation of protein samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Rogers, Robert Cunningham, Juozas Siurkus, Bhavinkumar Patel
  • Patent number: 10216598
    Abstract: A method of transferring memory from an active to a standby memory in an FT Server system. The method includes the steps of: reserving a portion of memory using BIOS; loading and initializing an FT Kernel Mode Driver; loading and initializing an FT Virtual Machine Manager (FTVMM) including the Second Level Address Translation table SLAT into the reserved memory. In another embodiment, the method includes tracking memory accesses using the FTVMM's SLAT in Reserved Memory and tracking “L2” Guest memory accesses by tracking the current Guest's SLAT and intercepting the Hypervisor's writes to the SLAT. In yet another embodiment, the method includes entering Brownout by collecting the D-Bits; invalidating the processor's cached SLAT translation entries, and copying the dirtied pages from the active memory to memory in the second Subsystem. In one embodiment, the method includes entering Blackout and moving the final dirty pages from active to the mirror memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Stratus Technologies Bermuda LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Haid, John Rogers MacLeod
  • Publication number: 20190053712
    Abstract: Provided are implantable biomedical devices and related methods for interfacing with a target tissue. The devices comprise a substrate, an electronic device supported by the substrate and a freely positionable injectable needle electronically connected to the electronic device by a deformable interconnect, where the injectable needle has one or more optical sources provided on a distal tip end. The injectable needle may further comprise a photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Gunchul SHIN, Anthony R. BANKS, Michael BRUCHAS, Robert GEREAU