Patents by Inventor John D. Sullivan

John D. Sullivan 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: 20200047037
    Abstract: Golf balls having a multi-layered core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core preferably has a foam inner core (center) and surrounding thermoset or thermoplastic outer core layer. Preferably, a polyurethane foam composition is used to form the foam center. The foam inner core preferably includes a fully-foamed center region and a partially or completely-collapsed foam outer region. The hardness of the fully-foamed region is different than the hardness of the collapsed foam region. Non-foamed thermoset or thermoplastic materials such as polybutadiene rubbers or ethylene acid copolymer ionomer may be used to form the outer core layer. The ball further includes a cover that may be multi-layered. The foam cores have good resiliency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mark L. Binette, Michael J. Sullivan, Douglas S. Goguen, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich, Shawn Ricci, John D. Farrell
  • Publication number: 20200038069
    Abstract: The dynamic implant fixation plate and implant configured to accept the disclosed fixation plate can, in some aspects, provide a means of fixing an implant relative one or more planes while allowing motion relative to one or more planes. The use of the disclosed fixation plate and corresponding implant can reduce the occurrence of stress shielding and permit enhanced loading of the implant site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan, Christine Emery
  • Patent number: 10525309
    Abstract: Golf balls having a multi-layered core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core assembly preferably includes a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer. Preferably, a polyurethane foam composition is used to form the foam center. The core layers have different hardness gradients and specific gravity values. The foamed inner core assembly includes a geometric center, outer surface (skin), and thermal barrier layer that helps protect the foamed center region from the negative effects of high temperatures used during the ball-manufacturing process. Non-foamed thermoset materials such as polybutadiene rubber may be used to form the thermal barrier layer. The foam cores have good resiliency, thermal stability, and durability over a wide temperature range. The ball further includes a cover that may be multi-layered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Douglas S. Goguen, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich, Shawn Ricci, John D. Farrell
  • Publication number: 20200000595
    Abstract: The biocompatible lattice structures and implants disclosed herein have an increased or optimized lucency, even when constructed from a metallic material. The lattice structures can also provide an increased or optimized lucency in a material that is not generally considered to be radiolucent. Lucency can include disparity, maximum variation in lucency properties across a structure, or dispersion, minimum variation in lucency properties across a structure. The implants and lattice structures disclosed herein may be optimized for disparity or dispersion in any desired direction. A desired direction with respect to lucency can include the anticipated x-ray viewing direction of an implant in the expected implantation orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan, Christine Emery
  • Publication number: 20190384348
    Abstract: A processing device includes a plurality of processing cores, a control register, associated with a first processing core of the plurality of processing cores, to store a first base clock frequency value at which the first processing core is to run, and a power management circuit to receive a base clock frequency request comprising a second base clock frequency value, store the second base clock frequency value in the control register to cause the first processing core to run at the second base clock frequency value, and expose the second base clock frequency value on a hardware interface associated with the power management circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Vasudevan SRINIVASAN, Krishnakanth V. SISTLA, Corey D. GOUGH, Ian M. STEINER, Nikhil GUPTA, Vivek GARG, Ankush VARMA, Sujal A. VORA, David P. LERNER, Joseph M. SULLIVAN, Nagasubramanian GURUMOORTHY, William J. BOWHILL, Venkatesh RAMAMURTHY, Chris MACNAMARA, John J. BROWNE, Ripan DAS
  • Publication number: 20190343638
    Abstract: The three-dimensional lattice structures disclosed herein have applications including use in medical implants. Some examples of the lattice structure are structural in that they can be used to provide structural support or mechanical spacing. In some examples, the lattice can be configured as a scaffold to support bone or tissue growth. Some examples can use a repeating modified rhombic dodecahedron or radial dodeca-rhombus unit cell. The lattice structures are also capable of providing a lattice structure with anisotropic properties to better suit the lattice for its intended purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10441854
    Abstract: Golf balls having a multi-layered core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core preferably has a foam inner core (center) and surrounding thermoset or thermoplastic outer core layer. Preferably, a polyurethane foam composition is used to form the foam center. The foam inner core preferably includes a fully-foamed center region and a partially or completely-collapsed foam outer region. The hardness of the fully-foamed region is different than the hardness of the collapsed foam region. Non-foamed thermoset or thermoplastic materials such as polybutadiene rubbers or ethylene acid copolymer ionomer may be used to form the outer core layer. The ball further includes a cover that may be multi-layered. The foam cores have good resiliency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mark L. Binette, Michael J. Sullivan, Douglas S. Goguen, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich, Shawn Ricci, John D. Farrell
  • Patent number: 10405983
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention is a medical implant with an independent endplate structure that can stimulate bone or tissue growth in or around the implant. When used as a scaffold for bone growth, the inventive structure can increase the strength of new bone growth. The independent endplate structures generally include implants with endplates positioned on opposite sides of the implant and capable of at least some movement relative to one another. In most examples, the endplates have a higher elastic modulus than that of the bulk of the implant to allow the use of an implant with a low elastic modulus, without risk of damage from the patient's bone. A method of designing independent endplate implants is also disclosed, including ranges of elastic moduli for the endplates and bulk of the implant for given implant parameters. Implants with elastic moduli within the ranges disclosed herein can optimize the loading of new bone growth to provide increased bone strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HD LifeSciences LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10368997
    Abstract: The three-dimensional lattice structures disclosed herein have applications including use in medical implants. Some examples of the lattice structure are structural in that they can be used to provide structural support or mechanical spacing. In some examples, the lattice can be configured as a scaffold to support bone or tissue growth. Some examples can use a repeating modified rhombic dodecahedron or radial dodeca-rhombus unit cell. The lattice structures are also capable of providing a lattice structure with anisotropic properties to better suit the lattice for its intended purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HD LifeSciences LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190168078
    Abstract: Golf balls having a multi-layered core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core assembly preferably includes a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer. Preferably, a polyurethane foam composition is used to form the foam center. The core layers have different hardness gradients and specific gravity values. The foamed inner core assembly includes a geometric center, outer surface (skin), and thermal barrier layer that helps protect the foamed center region from the negative effects of high temperatures used during the ball-manufacturing process. Non-foamed thermoset materials such as polybutadiene rubber may be used to form the thermal barrier layer. The foam cores have good resiliency, thermal stability, and durability over a wide temperature range. The ball further includes a cover that may be multi-layered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Douglas S. Goguen, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich, Shawn Ricci, John D. Farrell
  • Patent number: 10295053
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a transmission having a first neutral with a first combination of engaged clutches and a second neutral with a second combination of engaged clutches. The second neutral has more engaged clutches than the first neutral. A vehicle controller is programmed to, in response to a request to shift from the first to the second neutral and a failed-on clutch being detected, inhibit the shift to remain in the first neutral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Cicala, John Randall Armstead, Dongdong Dee Li, Alexander Phillip McDonnell, Bradley D. Riedle, Conor Edward Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8215951
    Abstract: A burner surface and creation method are provided. The burner surface includes a frame with a compact layer of unsintered metal and ceramic fibers that have been vacuum cast to a surface of the frame. The layer of unsintered metal and ceramic fibers is not greater than 0.5 inches, and is created without using substantial amounts of polymer pore forming or binding agents. The frame and compact layer additionally include a plurality of apertures that form holes through the burner surface plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Alzeta Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7822766
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomically maintaining group referential integrity across a distributed directory. When a server receives an operation request from a client regarding an entry in the distributed directory, the server sends a request to the particular server containing the entry to be modified that instructs the server to modify the entry, but without performing a referential integrity check. The server then determines whether the request returned successfully. If so, the server sends a request to each server in the network to perform the requested operation on all group references for the entry, but without actually performing the requested operation on the entry itself. If all of these requests return successfully, the server notifies the requesting client that the requested operation has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karla Kay Arndt, Mark Joseph Cavage, John Ryan McGarvey, John D. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100266972
    Abstract: A burner surface and creation method are provided. The burner surface includes a frame with a compact layer of unsintered metal and ceramic fibers that have been vacuum cast to a surface of the frame. The layer of unsintered metal and ceramic fibers is not greater than 0.5 inches, and is created without using substantial amounts of polymer pore forming or binding agents. The frame and compact layer additionally include a plurality of apertures that form holes through the burner surface plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Alzeta Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7478026
    Abstract: Described are techniques for simulation of a data storage system configuration. The simulation state reflects the data storage system configuration in accordance with an application programming interface (API) model. API calls result in reading existing data storage system configuration data and/or modifying the configuration data by execution of one or more low level calls. A daemon may operate in a simulation mode in which the low level calls are simulated rather than resulting in communications with a data storage system when operating in a non-simulation mode. A low level cache is used to store simulated values returned from the data storage system microcode. A high level cache is used to store API call return data. A seed file is used to initialize the simulation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Yale Kushner, Jonathan I. Krasner, Kenneth Vineleaf, Philip E. Tamer, James H. Torrey, Daryl Kinney, John D. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20080301258
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomically maintaining group referential integrity across a distributed directory. When a server receives an operation request from a client regarding an entry in the distributed directory, the server sends a request to the particular server containing the entry to be modified that instructs the server to modify the entry, but without performing a referential integrity check. The server then determines whether the request returned successfully. If so, the server sends a request to each server in the network to perform the requested operation on all group references for the entry, but without actually performing the requested operation on the entry itself. If all of these requests return successfully, the server notifies the requesting client that the requested operation has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karla Kay Arndt, Mark Joseph Cavage, John Ryan McGarvey, John D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7454426
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomically maintaining group referential integrity across a distributed directory. When a server receives an operation request from a client regarding an entry in the distributed directory, the server sends a request to the particular server containing the entry to be modified that instructs the server to modify the entry, but without performing a referential integrity check. The server then determines whether the request returned successfully. If so, the server sends a request to each server in the network to perform the requested operation on all group references for the entry, but without actually performing the requested operation on the entry itself. If all of these requests return successfully, the server notifies the requesting client that the requested operation has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karla Kay Arndt, Mark Joseph Cavage, John Ryan McGarvey, John D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7048536
    Abstract: The “fuel-air pressure ratio” combustion control system for maintaining a selected fuel-air ratio for a combustion apparatus supplied with air at a substantially constant volumetric rate is improved by means for adjusting the flow rate of fuel in relation to temperature fluctuations of the air. A temperature sensor positioned in the air stream before it mixes with the fuel is connected to a converter which transmits converted temperature signals from the sensor as adjustments of a remote control, secondary valve in the fuel line downstream of a primary valve regulating the flow of fuel. Fuel temperature fluctuations can also be converted into adjustments of the remote control, secondary valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Alzeta Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sullivan, Luis H. Morales, Robert W. Nickeson
  • Patent number: 6984122
    Abstract: Combustion control systems for maintaining a selected fuel-air ratio for a combustion apparatus supplied with air at a substantially constant volumetric rate are improved by means for adjusting the flow rate of fuel in relation to temperature fluctuations of the air. A temperature sensor positioned in the air stream before it mixes with the fuel is connected to a converter which transmits converted temperature signals from the sensor as adjustments of a remote control-flow regulator in the fuel line or in the air stream. Thus, if the flow regulator is in the fuel line, a drop in air temperature will cause an increase of the fuel flow rate. Conversely, a rise in air temperature will result in a reduced fuel flow rate. If the flow regulator is in the air stream, a drop in air temperature will cause a decrease in the air flow rate, while a rise in air temperature will result in increased air flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Alzeta Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sullivan, Luis H. Morales, Robert W. Nickeson