Patents by Inventor John A. Tomich

John A. Tomich 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: 20210090164
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing an internet connected computer system for improved business to business lending experience. Through the use of a simplified underwriting architecture, and a minimalistic user interface, the system improves the quality of the lending experience while reducing merchant risk and allowing product flexibility. The system further describes a secure environment, providing additional advantages over traditional methods of business to business underwriting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: JOHN TOMICH
  • Publication number: 20120065641
    Abstract: A bone repair apparatus includes a partially polymerized biocompatible adhesive provided in a state wherein polymerization of the biocompatible adhesive is substantially suspended. A method for repairing a bone defect includes preparing the biocompatible adhesive, suspending polymerization of the biocompatible adhesive prior to full cure, delivering the biocompatible adhesive to the bone defect while polymerization is substantially suspended and accelerating polymerization of the biocompatible adhesive to achieve full cure. The method provides an implanted biocompatible adhesive with a malleable osteoconductive structure without compromising the physical characteristics of the biocompatible adhesive, thereby improving handling and delivery of the bone adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Eric Kolb, John A. Tomich, John Boxberger, Naresh Akkarapaka
  • Publication number: 20120046698
    Abstract: A pedicle fastener for implantation during a spinal fusion procedure includes a head and shank, the shank being connectable to the head and extending outwardly therefrom. The shank may include a shielding feature formed therein for accommodating an adhesive augmenting the pedicle fastener and improving implantation strength and stiffness thereof. A method for implanting the pedicle fastener includes forming a hole in a pedicle, applying the adhesive to the hole and sliding the shank of the pedicle fastener into the hole. The adhesive may also be applied to the hole through direct injection, injection through a longitudinal cannula formed in the pedicle fastener or by depositing the adhesive on the shank and inserting the shank into the hole. Polymerization of the adhesive may be accelerated by heating the pedicle fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, Naresh Akkarapaka, John Boxberger, John Tomich
  • Publication number: 20110012280
    Abstract: A multi-density polymeric interbody spacer formed from biocompatible material for osteoconductivity includes multiple density regions of different porosity to provide both strength and osteoconductivity. An interface region is formed between the density regions to provide both direct adhesion and mechanical interlocking between the different density regions to increase the strength of the multi-density polymeric interbody spacer. A method for forming the multi-density polymeric interbody spacer includes curing a first density region to achieve a first target porosity. A second density region may then be molded to the first density region to achieve a second target porosity. A portion of the second density region partially flows into pores of the first density region, providing direct adhesion and mechanical interlocking between the first and second density regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: DOCTORS RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Joseph Jannetty, Eric Kolb, John A. Tomich, Naresh Akkarapaka
  • Publication number: 20110015743
    Abstract: A multi-density polymeric interbody spacer formed from biocompatible material for osteoconductivity includes multiple density regions of different porosity to provide both strength and osteoconductivity. An interface region is formed between the density regions to provide both direct adhesion and mechanical interlocking between the different density regions to increase the strength of the multi-density polymeric interbody spacer. A method for forming the multi-density polymeric interbody spacer includes curing a first density region to achieve a first target porosity. A second density region may then be molded to the first density region to achieve a second target porosity. A portion of the second density region partially flows into pores of the first density region, providing direct adhesion and mechanical interlocking between the first and second density regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: DOCTORS RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Joseph Jannetty, Eric Kolb, John A. Tomich, Naresh Akkarapaka
  • Patent number: 7745570
    Abstract: A novel peptide adhesive motif is described that requires no receptor or cross-links to achieve maximal adhesive strength. Several peptides with different degrees of adhesive strength have been designed and synthesized using solid phase chemistries. All peptides contain a common hydrophobic core sequence flanked by positively or negatively charged amino acids sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: John Tomich, Takeo Iwamoto, Xinchun Shen, Xiuzhi Susan Sun
  • Patent number: 7561566
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a photonic home area network for interfacing an external communications data network with a plurality of buildings, residential or commercial, in a neighborhood. The network includes an apparatus for a service node used in a multimedia network comprises a data distributor circuit; a data port adapted to couple with a data stream, said data distributor circuit having a relational code adapted to determine whether an address field of a data packet from said data stream is intended for local distribution by said distributor circuit, wherein said data port is operably coupled to said data distributor circuit; and a decoder in communication with said distributor circuit, said decoder having a virtual channel filter for filtering said address field to route said data packet to at least one data port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Throughput Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tomich, Michael J. Vonahnen, Michael B. Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20090105449
    Abstract: A novel peptide adhesive motif is described that requires no receptor or cross-links to achieve maximal adhesive strength. Several peptides with different degrees of adhesive strength have been designed and synthesized using solid phase chemistries. All peptides contain a common hydrophobic core sequence flanked by positively or negatively charged amino acids sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: John Tomich, Takeo Iwamoto, Xinchun Shen, Xiuzhi Susan Sun
  • Publication number: 20070298494
    Abstract: The present invention provides a family of peptides based upon the M2GlyR sequence. These peptides are derivatives of the M2GlyR sequence and can be modified at their ends to include a plurality of polar amino acid residues to enhance their solubility. Particularly preferred derivatives include portions of the M2GlyR sequence which are palindromic to another portion of the peptide or to the M2GlyR sequence itself. Preferably these portions are at least 7 amino acid residues in length. Peptides embraced by the present invention are characterized by having greater effects on the transepithelial electrical resistance of cells at lower concentrations. Peptides of the present invention have been shown to increase Isc in MDCK epithelial cell monolayers with half maximal effects observed at or below 30 ?M, a nearly 10-fold improvement over any peptide previously characterized in the M2GlyR family.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: John Tomich, Iwamoto Takeo, James Broughman, Bruce Schultz
  • Publication number: 20060274677
    Abstract: An apparatus for a service node used in a multimedia network. The apparatus has a data distributor circuit, and a decoder. The data distributor card has a data port for coupling with a data stream. The data distributor circuit has a relational code for determining whether an address field of a data packet of the data stream is intended for local distribution to peripheral devices by the distribution circuit. The decoder, in communication with the distribution circuit, has a virtual channel filter for filtering the address field to route the data packet to at least one data port, such as that associated with a peripheral device. An incorporator circuit is provided that is electrically-coupled to the data port to insert an address value having a relational code and a virtual channel code in a data input from the at least one data port. The incorporator then inserts the data input from the at leas tone data port into the data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: John Tomich, Michael Vonahnen, Michael Sheehan
  • Patent number: 5516890
    Abstract: The invention relates to synthetic proteins that can be used in in vitro sensing devices to detect the presence of physiologically active substances. The synthetic proteins are mimetic to native ion channels in mammalian systems. The invention also relates to a biosensor comprising a support assembly, a synthetic lipid bilayer containing the active channel protein. Lastly, the invention relates to the use of the biosensor disclosed in the application for the in vitro detection of physiologically active substances including antiseptics, antibiotics, neurotransmittors, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Synporin Technologies
    Inventors: John Tomich, Mauricio Montal
  • Patent number: 5368712
    Abstract: The invention relates to synthetic proteins that can be used in in vitro sensing devices to detect the presence of physiologically active substances. The synthetic proteins are mimetic to native ion channels in mammalian systems. The invention also relates to a biosensor comprising a support assembly, a synthetic lipid bilayer containing the active channel protein. Lastly, the invention relates to the use of the biosensor disclosed in the application for the in vitro detection of physiologically active substances including antiseptics, antibiotics, neurotransmittors, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Synporin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tomich, Mauricio Montal