Patents by Inventor John D. Harrison

John D. Harrison 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: 20200156063
    Abstract: Instruments, systems, and methods for measuring optical density of microbiological samples are provided. In particular, optical density instruments providing improved safety, efficiency, comfort, and convenience are provided. Such optical density instruments include a handheld portion and a base station. The optical density instruments may be used in systems and methods for measuring optical density of biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Perry D. STAMM, Joel Patrick HARRISON, Gregory R. MAES, Jeffrey Edward PRICE, Jack R. HOFFMANN, JR., John Kenneth KORTE, Daniel Joseph PINGEL, Walter J. CLYNES, Sean Gregory FURMAN, Leonard H. SCHLEICHER, Christopher George KOCHER, Brian David PETERSON, Jacky S. YAM
  • Publication number: 20200122303
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing hand tools, such as wrenches. The method generally includes the steps of providing a flat stock, cutting the flat stock into the desired two-dimension blank using a laser, and three-dimensionally machining the laser-cut 2D blank into the desired three-dimensional workpiece. The tool may undergo a heating treatment process and a surface treatment process. In the context of a wrench, the blank may be laser cut with a laser beam oriented to cut generally perpendicularly to the plane of the flat stock. After laser cutting, the handle and interface region between the handle and jaw(s) are machined to provide the desired three-dimensional shape. For example, the three-dimensional shape may be selected to provide a comfortable grip even when applying a high level of force. The wrench jaw may have an optimized geometry calculated so that there is no excess material or “over-designed” regions of the jaw. The wrench jaw has internal corners with optimized radii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Amash, Codie A. Bhuyan, Ethan D. Fassezke, Benjamin E. Harrison, Devin L. Henige, Laura R. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20200069671
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., MSD R & D (China) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Jianming Bao, Melissa Egbertson, Xiaolei Gao, Scott T. Harrison, Sandra L. Knowles, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, JR., Zhaoyang Meng, Michael T. Rudd, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Jenny Miu-Chun Wai
  • Patent number: 10558929
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for predicting abnormal operation of at least one component of a machine is provided. Real time monitoring data from an operating machine is received and monitoring features that are informative of likely abnormal operation are extracted and/or calculated. The monitoring features are applied to a prediction matrix that outputs probabilities of abnormal operation within one or more prediction time horizons. If the output probabilities exceed a threshold probability, then an alert can be output. Maintenance can be automatically scheduled in response to the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Shahriar Alam, Qin Jiang, Franz D. Betz, Tsai-Ching Lu, John E. Harrison, John L. Ross
  • Patent number: 10478821
    Abstract: Instruments, systems, and methods for measuring optical density of microbiological samples are provided. In particular, optical density instruments providing improved safety, efficiency, comfort, and convenience are provided. Such optical density instruments include a handheld portion and a base station. The optical density instruments may be used in systems and methods for measuring optical density of biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Perry D. Stamm, Joel Patrick Harrison, Gregory R. Maes, Jeffrey Edward Price, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., John Kenneth Korte, Daniel Joseph Pingel, Walter J. Clynes, Sean Gregory Furman, Leonard H. Schleicher, Jr., Christopher George Kocher, Brian David Peterson, Jacky S. Yam
  • Patent number: 10398556
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and direct cardiac contact diastolic recoil device to improve diastolic recoil of a heart and includes a biocompatible film attached to or enclosing one or more structural elements that store elastic energy during heart contraction and release energy during heart filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: CorInnova Incorporated, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: John C. Criscione, Saurabh Biswas, Michael R. Moreno, Lewis D. Harrison, Dennis I. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8683696
    Abstract: A positioning assembly for a composite structure. An illustrative embodiment of the positioning assembly includes at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical carriage carried by the at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical motor drivingly engaging the at least one vertical carriage, a transverse carriage support carried by the at least one vertical carriage, a riser block carried by the transverse carriage support and at least one horizontal motor drivingly engaging the riser block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20110271514
    Abstract: A positioning assembly for a composite structure. An illustrative embodiment of the positioning assembly includes at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical carriage carried by the at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical motor drivingly engaging the at least one vertical carriage, a transverse carriage support carried by the at least one vertical carriage, a riser block carried by the transverse carriage support and at least one horizontal motor drivingly engaging the riser block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 7814644
    Abstract: A positioning assembly for a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the positioning assembly includes at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical carriage carried by the at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical motor drivingly engaging the at least one vertical carriage, a transverse carriage support carried by the at least one vertical carriage, a riser block carried by the transverse carriage support and at least one horizontal motor drivingly engaging the riser block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 7788784
    Abstract: A method of assembling a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the method includes receiving and positioning at least two composite structure subassemblies on a structure assembly table by operation of at least one first device and at least one second device and compacting the at least two composite structure subassemblies into a composite structure by operation of a third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph E. Absalonson, John D. Harrison, Thomas J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 7694412
    Abstract: A device for assembling a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the device includes at least one carriage track, a linear rail carriage carried by the at least one carriage track, a yoke assembly carried by the linear rail carriage, a linear actuator assembly engaging the linear rail carriage and adapted to move the linear rail carriage along the at least one carriage track and a pair of mandrel cradles pivotally carried by the yoke assembly. Activation of the linear actuator assembly facilitates movement of the linear rail carriage along the at least one carriage track and pivoting of the pair of mandrel cradles with respect to the yoke assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph E. Absalonson, John D. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20080104017
    Abstract: A method of assembling a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the method includes receiving and positioning at least two composite structure subassemblies on a structure assembly table by operation of at least one first device and at least one second device and compacting the at least two composite structure subassemblies into a composite structure by operation of a third device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph E. Absalonson, John D. Harrison, Thomas J. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20080092371
    Abstract: A positioning assembly for a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the positioning assembly includes at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical carriage carried by the at least one vertical carriage support, at least one vertical motor drivingly engaging the at least one vertical carriage, a transverse carriage support carried by the at least one vertical carriage, a riser block carried by the transverse carriage support and at least one horizontal motor drivingly engaging the riser block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20080089763
    Abstract: A device for assembling a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the device includes at least one carriage track, a linear rail carriage carried by the at least one carriage track, a yoke assembly carried by the linear rail carriage, a linear actuator assembly engaging the linear rail carriage and adapted to move the linear rail carriage along the at least one carriage track and a pair of mandrel cradles pivotally carried by the yoke assembly. Activation of the linear actuator assembly facilitates movement of the linear rail carriage along the at least one carriage track and pivoting of the pair of mandrel cradles with respect to the yoke assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph E. Absalonson, John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 5709021
    Abstract: A seamless metal tube is made by elongating an assembly of a tube blank and a metal core by mechanical working, and then stretching the core plastically so that it diminishes in diameter sufficiently to permit its removal from the tube. The core metal is preferably a shape memory alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Memry Corp.
    Inventors: John A. DiCello, Bhupinder S. Minhas, Jeffrey W. Simpson, Rajendra S. Cornelius, John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 4565589
    Abstract: Nickel/titanium alloys containing less than a stoichiometric quantity of titanium, which have a high austenitic yield strength and are capable of developing the property of shape memory at a temperature above 0.degree. C., may be stabilized by the addition of from 7.5 to 14 atomic percent copper. These stabilized alloys also possess improved workability and machinability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 4411389
    Abstract: The invention provides a filler gun suitable for injecting a mixture of particulate solid and liquid binder into a cavity, for example the wall cavity of a building, which comprises a hollow body having an outlet at one end, a binder inlet for liquid binder at the other end, and a side inlet for granular or particulate solid, which side inlet is directed towards the outlet at an angle of less than 90.degree. with respect to the direction of flow of liquid binder from the binder inlet to the outlet in operation of the gun, wherein an outlet sleeve is releasably located in the body between the side inlet and the one end and an inlet sleeve is releasably located in the body between the side inlet and the other end, the inlet sleeve having an axial bore and a side passage opening into the bore which passage is adapted for the reception of a liquid binder supply line, and the body is slotted to enable withdrawal of the inlet sleeve therefrom without prior detachment of the supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1983
    Assignee: Shell Internationale Research Maatscappij, B. A.
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 4337090
    Abstract: Nickel/titanium alloys containing less than a stoichiometric quantity of titanium, which are capable of having the property of heat recoverability imparted thereto at a temperature above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen, may be stabilized by the addition of from 1.5 to 9 atomic percent copper. These stabilized alloys also possess improved workability and machinability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 4198081
    Abstract: A coupling for tubes, pipes or the like, fabricated of heat recoverable metal that is treated so that it will contract when heated above its transition temperature spontaneously expand when cooled to its transition temperature to permit it to be installed or removed from the pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Harrison, James E. Jervis
  • Patent number: 4035007
    Abstract: A coupling for tubes, pipes or the like, fabricated of heat recoverable metal that is treated so that it will contract when heated above its transition temperature spontaneously expand when cooled to its transition temperature to permit it to be installed or removed from the pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1973
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1977
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Harrison, James E. Jervis