Patents by Inventor John D. Bolton

John D. Bolton 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: 20200264897
    Abstract: For parallel deployment of a plurality of virtual systems in a broadband network, an electronic data structure is obtained, which specifies a set of requirements for each of the plurality of virtual systems to be deployed in parallel. The sets of requirements in the electronic data structure are parsed to obtain a plurality of virtual system creation instruction files, one for each of the virtual systems to be deployed in parallel. A plurality of threads are executed in parallel, one for each of the virtual systems to be deployed in parallel, in accordance with the plurality of virtual system creation instruction files, to build the plurality of virtual systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Rachel Popo, Yehuda Yefet, Bryan Zaffino, Sagar Parikh, Dino Starinieri, John D. Bolton, Craig McDonnell, Nate Getrich, Jay Rolls
  • Patent number: 10709452
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft, a stapling head assembly, and an anvil. The body includes a motor, a first user input feature, and a second user input feature. The first user input feature is operable to activate the motor. The shaft extends distally from the body. The stapling head assembly is positioned at a distal end of the shaft. The stapling head assembly includes an anvil coupling feature, at least one annular array of staples, and a staple driver. The second user input feature is operable to drive the anvil coupling feature longitudinally. The staple driver is operable to drive the at least one annular array of staples. The motor is operable to drive the staple driver. The anvil is configured to couple with the anvil coupling feature. The anvil is further configured to deform the staples driven by the staple driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Brian F. DiNardo, Brian W. Bear, Charles J. Scheib, Christopher C. Miller, Craig S. Smith, Emily A. Schellin, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason E. Zerkle, Jeffrey C. Gagel, John P. Measamer, Johnny H. Alexander, III, Joseph T. Kluener, Kevin D. Sackett, Kevin L. Houser, Mark D. Overmyer, Matthew H. Bolton, Omar J. Vakharia, Richard F. Schwemberger, Richard L. Leimbach, Rodney V. Clingaman, Timothy E. Goode, William D. Fox, William R. Stager
  • Publication number: 20200085442
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples. The anvil is configured to couple with the stapling head assembly. The anvil adjustment assembly includes a translating member, which translates relative to the body to thereby adjust the longitudinal position of the anvil relative to the stapling head assembly. The trigger is operable to actuate the stapling head assembly. The lockout assembly includes an electrically powered braking feature. A method of operating the surgical instrument includes providing the lockout assembly in a first state to permit translation of the translating member. The translating member is then translated. The lockout assembly is then transitioned to a second state to prevent further translation of the translating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Brian W. Bear, Matthew H. Bolton, Rodney V. Clingaman, Brian F. DiNardo, William D. Fox, Kevin L. Houser, John P. Measamer, Christopher C. Miller, Mark D. Overmyer, Kevin D. Sackett, Charles J. Scheib, Emily A. Schellin, Richard F. Schwemberger, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Craig S. Smith, Omar J. Vakharia, Jason E. Zerkle
  • Patent number: 10478189
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples. The anvil is configured to couple with the stapling head assembly. The anvil adjustment assembly includes a translating member, which translates relative to the body to thereby adjust the longitudinal position of the anvil relative to the stapling head assembly. The trigger is operable to actuate the stapling head assembly. The lockout assembly includes an electrically powered braking feature. A method of operating the surgical instrument includes providing the lockout assembly in a first state to permit translation of the translating member. The translating member is then translated. The lockout assembly is then transitioned to a second state to prevent further translation of the translating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Brian W. Bear, Matthew H. Bolton, Rodney V. Clingaman, Brian F. DiNardo, William D. Fox, Kevin L. Houser, John P. Measamer, Christopher C. Miller, Mark D. Overmyer, Kevin D. Sackett, Charles J. Scheib, Emily A. Schellin, Richard F. Schwemberger, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Craig S. Smith, Omar J. Vakharia, Jason E. Zerkle
  • Patent number: 5553352
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for conveniently repairing broken bifold doors and especially where the operating pivot pin is loose. The apparatus consists of a heavy "L" shaped bracket which has a retractable pivot pin installed in it. The bracket with installed pivot pin are simply screwed onto the split corner of the bifold door, repairing the door and replacing the old pivot pin with a new securely anchored pivot pin, all in one operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Inventor: John D. Bolton
  • Patent number: 5030995
    Abstract: The apparatus moves a strip of names and addresses, one at a time, into alignment with the text body of a master letter and photocopies both together, usually on the users business stationery. The result is a composite photocopy of the text of the master letter with a separate name and address at the top. Each copy is a finished letter, on the users letterhead, addressed and ready to mail. A typical photocopy machine will produce about 700 letters per hour, each separately addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: John D. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4682731
    Abstract: The apparatus consists of two chambers, one inside the other, the outer being substantially larger than the inner, with a space between the chambers, but with inner projecting bumps or lands that seal to the outside surface of the inner chamber. Both chambers have holes to admit and conduct fluid and one of the holes is a spray nozzle. The various plates, chambers bumps and holes are arranged so that when the outer chamber is in one position spray fluid is conducted to the back of the spray nozzle which sprays in the ordinary way. When there is a blockage the user rotates the outer chamber to the alternate position which covers the spray nozzle, makes it confluent with the inner chamber, aligns a new set of openings, bumps block others, so that in this alternate position spray fluid pressure forces the spray fluid into the space between the chambers, into the spray nozzle opening and out a debris flushing outlet. This reverse flow carries blocking debris from the spray nozzle and discards them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Inventor: John D. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4523080
    Abstract: This invention is that of a hair dryer in combination with an aerosol spray can arranged in such a way that the spray from the aerosol can is directed into the hot air stream of the dryer. There is in addition a trigger mechanism that actuates the spray can for convenient intermittent use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Inventor: John D. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4499710
    Abstract: The invention consists of a tank of compressed air which is controllably allowed to escape through two nozzle cones mounted on the tips of a rotary power mower blade. What is new is an air driven power lawn mower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Inventor: John D. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4494812
    Abstract: This invention is an apparatus to make the connection of a wire to an electric power source terminal consisting of a metal ring with a plurality of metallic wires projecting from the inside of the ring toward the center of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Inventor: John D. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4458875
    Abstract: The apparatus consists of a vessel that is transparent to microwaves, an inner coating of material that is heated by microwaves and a coating inside that that will reflect microwaves.In use the user allows his mold substance to set in the ordinary way. When he desires to release his moldable from the molded substance he applies microwaves to the outside of the vessel. The waves pass through the outer transparent wall and heat the inner coating. Conductivity of heat causes the surface of the molded object to be heated, to liquefy and release from the mold. The innermost layer of reflective substance prevents the microwaves from penetrating into the molded object and heating the whole molded object.What is new is an apparatus that will permit the user to quickly and conveniently release a molded object from a mold without any risk that he will heat and destroy portions of the molded object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Inventor: John D. Bolton