Patents by Inventor John Battista

John Battista 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: 9380982
    Abstract: An adaptive-alarm system and its uses in the context of medical devices, such as patient monitors, are described. In one embodiment, the monitor has a processor configured to receive and analyze an input relating to ambient sounds. The monitor may generate an alarm signal in response to physiological data that meets a defined requirement, such as a physiological alarm condition. The alarm signal that is generated by the monitor is substantially free of masking by the ambient sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: John A. Battista, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150221111
    Abstract: Embodiments may include displaying a sparkline representing one or more physiological parameters measured by a patient monitoring system. The sparkline may be small and incorporated on a busy graphical user interface such as a ventilator display monitor. The sparkline may be utilized to display a baseline value in conjunction with a configurable amount of values, including, but not limited to a most recent or current value and prior values in order for a caregiver to interpret any differences at a glance. The sparkline may include a background area that represents a boundary and various aspects of the sparkline may be color-coded in order to indicate whether the boundary is exceeded. A channel indicator symbol may be included in the sparkline to indicate which channel is being monitored by the patient monitoring system. Further, the sparkline may be selectable in order to bring up more detailed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Battista, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140236776
    Abstract: A method and system are provided that virtually demonstrate the features of one or more products and allows users to interact with the one or more virtual products. In one embodiment, a product demonstration system may include a hand held device. The handheld device may include a display for displaying one or more products available from a supplier of the products. The handheld device may be configured to enable a user to simulate interaction with at least one product. The handheld device may also include a processor configured to receive a user input to manipulate at least one product of the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Timothy W. Fries, John A. Battista, JR.
  • Patent number: 8768426
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors for use on a patient's ear. The sensors as provided may be Y-shaped and configured to be retained on an ear with the forks of the Y-shape positioned below the main branch of the Y. In particular embodiments, the Y-shaped sensors may be affixed to the patient at locations on the head or neck to relieve strain and reduce the effects of motion on the optical components of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Charles Haisley, David Besko, John Battista, Casey V. Medina, Paul Von Der Lippe
  • Patent number: 8532729
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors for use on a patient's ear. The sensors as provided may include a moldable member, such as a putty. The moldable member may be molded in place to affix the optical components of the sensor to a patient's ear tissue. For example, the moldable member may be sculpted around a curvature of a patient's earlobe. In particular embodiments, the moldable member may be activated, e.g., hardened, by exposure to particular temperatures or by exposure to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Casey V. Medina, Paul Von Der Lippe, Charles Haisley, David P. Besko, John Battista
  • Publication number: 20120253152
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors for use on a patient's ear. The sensors as provided may be Y-shaped and configured to be retained on an ear with the forks of the Y-shape positioned below the main branch of the Y. In particular embodiments, the Y-shaped sensors may be affixed to the patient at locations on the head or neck to relieve strain and reduce the effects of motion on the optical components of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Charles Haisley, David Besko, John Battista, Casey V. Medina, Paul Von Der Lippe
  • Publication number: 20120253159
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors for use on a patient's ear. The sensors as provided may include a moldable member, such as a putty. The moldable member may be molded in place to affix the optical components of the sensor to a patient's ear tissue. For example, the moldable member may be sculpted around a curvature of a patient's earlobe. In particular embodiments, the moldable member may be activated, e.g., hardened, by exposure to particular temperatures or by exposure to light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Casey V. Medina, Paul Von Der Lippe, Charles Haisley, David P. Besko, John Battista
  • Publication number: 20120029301
    Abstract: An adaptive-alarm system and its uses in the context of medical devices, such as patient monitors, are described. In one embodiment, the monitor has a processor configured to receive and analyze an input relating to ambient sounds. The monitor may generate an alarm signal in response to physiological data that meets a defined requirement, such as a physiological alarm condition. The alarm signal that is generated by the monitor is substantially free of masking by the ambient sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventor: John A. Battista, JR.
  • Publication number: 20070249810
    Abstract: A method of protecting the 3? end of a DNA molecule from nuclease damage is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the step of exposing the DNA molecule to a preparation of DdrA protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Cox, Dennis Harris, Sergei Saveliev, John Battista, Edmond Jolivet, Masashi Tanaka, Julie Eggington
  • Publication number: 20060024698
    Abstract: A method of protecting the 3? end of a DNA molecule from nuclease damage is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the step of exposing the DNA molecule to a preparation of DdrA protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Cox, Dennis Harris, Sergei Saveliev, John Battista, Edmond Jolivet, Masashi Tanaka, Julie Eggington
  • Patent number: 6497786
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for bonding a plurality of substrates via a solventless, curable adhesive. At least one of the substrates has a deformation temperature below the activation temperature of the adhesive. A workpiece is assembled from a plurality of substrates with the curable adhesive disposed therebetween. Pressure is applied to the workpiece and the workpiece is irradiated with variable frequency microwave energy. The workpiece is swept with at least one window of microwave frequencies selected to heat the adhesive without heating the substrates above their respective deformation temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Kilgore, Thomas McKnight, Roy Lynn O'Mohunddro, John A. Battista, Jr., Richard J. Petrucci, Zakaryae Fathi, Jianghua Wei
  • Patent number: 6088688
    Abstract: Computerized resource accounting methods and systems, and in particular computerized utility resource management methods and systems, multi-user utility resource management methods and systems, and energy-consumption-based tracking methods and systems are described. In one implementation, a host computer includes a processor, an interface device and a database defined therein for maintaining information pertaining to one or more customers of one or more resources. Resource usage information is received into the host computer pertaining to consumption of one or more of the resources by one or more of the customers at one or more customer site. The resource usage information is processed to provide usage-based, computer-viewable data associated with a respective customer's consumption of one or more of the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Avista Advantage, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry Crooks, Ed Arnhold, John Battista, Ken Boni, Dan Bowers, Mark Feichtner, Blaine French, Janna Genzberger, David D. Holmes, Larry Kippenhan, Dave Miller, Shawn Nanto, Teri Orr, Ed Schlect
  • Patent number: 6052671
    Abstract: Computerized billing and payment authorization methods and systems are described. In one aspect, a host system includes a database in which information associated with a billable entity from which payment is to be received is stored. Billing information is received from a billing entity and is associated with a bill for payment by the billable entity. The billable entity is provided with remote electronic access to the billing information in the host computer and can authorization payment thereof. In one implementation, the billing information is scrutinized in accordance with pre-determined tolerance parameters prior to the billable entity gaining access thereto. In another implementation, a plurality of billing entities provide billing information to the host system, with the billing information being subsequently checked and consolidated into a consolidated amount which can be remotely accessed by the billable entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Avista Advantage, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry Crooks, Janna Genzberger, Ed Arnhold, John Battista, Ken Boni, Dave Miller, Mark Feichtner, Larry Kippenhan, Shawn Nanto, Teri Orr, Dan Bowers
  • Patent number: 5943656
    Abstract: Computerized billing and payment authorization methods and systems are described. In one aspect, a host system includes a database in which information associated with a billable entity from which payment is to be received is stored. Billing information is received from a billing entity and is associated with a bill for payment by the billable entity. The billable entity is provided with remote electronic access to the billing information in the host computer and can authorization payment thereof. In one implementation, the billing information is scrutinized in accordance with pre-determined tolerance parameters prior to the billable entity gaining access thereto. In another implementation, a plurality of billing entities provide billing information to the host system, with the billing information being subsequently checked and consolidated into a consolidated amount which can be remotely accessed by the billable entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Avista Advantage, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry Crooks, Janna Genzberger, Ed Arnhold, John Battista, Ken Boni, Dave Miller, Mark Feichtner, Larry Kippenhan, Shawn Nanto, Teri Orr, Dan Bowers
  • Patent number: 5930773
    Abstract: Computerized resource accounting methods and systems, and in particular computerized utility resource management methods and systems, multi-user utility resource management methods and systems, and energy-consumption-based tracking methods and systems are described. In one implementation, a host computer includes a processor, an interface device and a database defined therein for maintaining information pertaining to one or more customers of one or more resources. Resource usage information is received into the host computer pertaining to consumption of one or more of the resources by one or more of the customers at one or more customer site. The resource usage information is processed to provide usage-based, computer-viewable data associated with a respective customer's consumption of one or more of the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Avista Advantage, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry Crooks, Ed Arnhold, John Battista, Ken Boni, Dan Bowers, Mark Feichtner, Blaine French, Janna Genzberger, David D. Holmes, Larry Kippenhan, Dave Miller, Shawn Nanto, Teri Orr, Ed Schlect
  • Patent number: 5856875
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a precision alignment of parallel fixed and movable platens of a machine, including a laser emitter for transmitting a narrow collimated laser beam having a control surface which is orthogonal to an axis of the laser emitter; a target for receiving the laser beam and producing an output voltage which is proportional to the displacement of the laser beam from the center of the target, and a pair of adapters for rotatably mounting the laser emitter on a fixed platen and the target on a movable platen of a machine. The adapters have control surfaces which are precisely orthogonal to axes of rotation of the emitter and target and a stud for tightly pulling together the orthogonal control surfaces of the emitter and target against the control surfaces of the adapters. Voltages from the target are processed in an electronic console and displayed on a display unit in alphanumeric form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Intra Corporation
    Inventors: David H. Duey, John A. Battista
  • Patent number: 5507097
    Abstract: A laser apparatus for inspecting machine tie bars. The apparatus broadly comprises a laser emitter, a photocell target, a control unit, a computer, a display unit and precision adapters for mounting the emitter and target. The laser emitter is mounted on a fixed platen and oriented substantially square to a surface of the fixed platen. The target is mounted on the tie bar and intercepts a laser beam from the emitter to generate voltages which are processed in the control unit and computer. Angular and lateral deviations of the laser beam from a rotational axis of the target, which are indicative of tie bar straightness and squareness, are displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Intra Corporation
    Inventors: David H. Duey, John A. Battista
  • Patent number: 5148232
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for aligning a crankpin grinding machine of the type having a pair of opposite facing workheads for mounting a crankshaft on its end journals and rotating the crankshaft about an axis passing through selected crankpins during the grinding of the selected crankpins and an indexing device in one of said workheads for indexing the crankshaft about the axis of the end journals to position and grind other selected crankpins. The apparatus is comprised of a laser for projecting a narrow collimated beam of light, a photoelectric target to intercept the target and produce an output which is indicative of where the laser beam intersects the target, an input-output unit to process the output of the target and display information to an operator; and special adapters to mount the laser and target on the crankpin grinding machine to align the workheads, workholders and indexing device of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Intra Corporation
    Inventors: David H. Duey, John A. Battista
  • Patent number: 5062323
    Abstract: A plug and installation tool for repairing punctures in vehicle tires mounted on motor vehicles. The plug is a generally cylindrical part made of a rubber material with enlarged end portions and an interconnecting cylindrical shank portion. One of the enlarged end portions is a cylindrical head portion and has a circumferential groove for engaging the insertion tool. The other end portion is a spherical tail portion. In the first aspect of the invention an assembly comprised of the plug and a rigid core disposed on the axis of the plug is mounted on the installation tool, elongated by the tool and inserted in a puncture. In the second aspect of the invention, the rigid core is installed in the plug after the plug is inserted into the puncture. When the plug is installed in a puncture it has a generally "hourglass" shape with sealing surfaces in the puncture and at the inner and outer ends of the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Baseline Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Roberts, John A. Battista, Alex Rhodes
  • Patent number: 4056240
    Abstract: A yarn guide comprising a rotatably mounted circumferentially grooved cylindrical bar having as part of the bar surface a smoothly recessed, relatively flat area advancing helically less than a complete turn along the the length of the bar, the relatively flat area being uniformly recessed to a depth such that at least part of the recessed area is devoid of grooves. The guide permits step-wise engagement of a multiplicity of yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1977
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: John Battista Gallini, Gerald Dean Hauxwell, Christopher Roger Whitfield