Patents by Inventor John E. Lyons

John E. Lyons 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: 11419948
    Abstract: Ultra-low crosslinked microgels made of an ultra-low crosslinked polymer are provided. The microgels, also referred to as Platelet-like Particles (PLPs), preferably have <0.5% crosslinking densities. One or more of the polymers are conjugated with a fibrin-binding element or moiety, preferably H6, in an amount effective to confer to the microgel selective binding to fibrin under physiological conditions. The PLPs can recapitulate multiple key functions of platelets including binding, stabilizing and enhancing fibrin clot formation, responsiveness to injury cues, and induction of clot contraction. In a preferred embodiment, the microgel or PLP has little or no binding to soluble fibrinogen under physiological conditions compared to its binding to fibrin. The microgels or PLPs are prepared using crosslinker-free synthesis conditions, and can promote or induce clotting and clot contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: Georgia Tech Research Corporation, University of Virginia Patent Foundation, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas H. Barker, Ashley Carson Brown, Louis Andrew Lyon, Sarah E. Stabenfeldt, Nicole Welsch, John Nicosia
  • Patent number: 7778904
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for providing a low cost source of mortgage funding to sub-prime borrowers which reduces the desire of quality sub-prime borrowers to leave the mortgage pool. A lender may receive an amount of money from a financial institution in the form of a borrowing instrument. A lender may deliver an amount of money in the form of a collateralization loan to a housing agency. Housing agency may invest loan in one or more financial products, such as lender underwritten insurance policies. Housing agency may deliver individual mortgage loan recommendations to lender. Lender may borrow funds used in the collateralization loan by selling the interest bearing borrowing instrument to a financial institution. Lender may also sell individual mortgage loans to one or more government sponsored entities. From these financial products, borrowing instruments, and individual mortgages, mortgage funding may be provided to sub-prime borrowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 6435635
    Abstract: A hardware assembly is provided for cabinet sliding doors as are used with entertainment centers. The hardware assembly includes a u-shaped spacer which is attached to a slotted plate in selective fashion to provide infinite relative positioning. The hardware assembly can be quickly installed and adjusted by inexperienced personnel which is useful in finishing the cabinet and thereafter, daily usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: John E. Lyon
  • Publication number: 20020043912
    Abstract: A hardware assembly is provided for cabinet sliding doors as are used with entertainment centers. The hardware assembly includes a u-shaped spacer which is attached to a slotted plate in selective fashion to provide infinite relative positioning. The hardware assembly can be quickly installed and adjusted by inexperienced personnel which is useful in finishing the cabinet and thereafter, daily usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventor: John E. Lyon
  • Patent number: 6282770
    Abstract: A hardware assembly is provided for cabinet sliding doors as are used with entertainment centers. The hardware assembly includes a u-shaped spacer which is attached to a slotted plate in selective fashion to provide infinite relative positioning. The hardware assembly can be quickly installed and adjusted by inexperienced personnel which is useful in finishing the cabinet and thereafter, daily usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: John E. Lyon
  • Patent number: 5518215
    Abstract: An insulation support pin extender is disclosed for engaging insulation batts of thickness greater than can be accommodated by known support pins. The extender comprises a tubular oval shank adapted to encompass the tine of a mounted support pin, the extender including a projecting shaft defining an extension of the shank. The shaft includes a rib to render same resistant to bending, except at positions in registry with paired recesses formed at the sides of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Duro Dyne Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 5482783
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of forming air turning assemblies is disclosed along with a novel vane supporting rail structure for use therewith. The apparatus holds a pair of rails in spaced parallel relation at a clinching station at which the edges of a vane may be engaged in opposed slotted protuberances in the rails. The spacing of the rails may be increased at the station against a yieldable biasing force, the station including a deforming mechanism for deflecting the vane edges to lock the vanes to the rails. The rails include cam surfaces leading to the vane receiving slots and blocking walls at the trailing ends of the slots to facilitate introducing the vane edges into the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Duro Dyne Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Lyons, Joseph Magrane
  • Patent number: 5325964
    Abstract: An article of manufacture comprises an elongate strip or reel of separable metallic segments having pressure sensitive backing tape secured thereto. The segments include a cutout defining an elongate tine bendable to right angles to the main body portion of the segment. The tines include a longitudinally directed reenforcing rib, the side edges of the tine and the rib being formed with aligned notches enabling the fine to be bent at right angles in registry with the notches. A washer is provided which may be sleeved over the tine, the washer including an aperture configured such that when the washer is mounted over the tine and rotated, the washer will be locked to the tine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Duro Dyne Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 5233752
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for forming an air turning assembly comprises upper and lower rail retaining tracks which are yieldably biased toward each other. Vane distorting chisels are mounted in spaced relation below the lower track and a staking assembly, movable longitudinally so as to sequentially register with the chisels, is mounted above the upper track. The staking assembly is shiftable toward the fixed chisels beneath the lower track whereby edges of a vane temporarily mounted between the rails may be staked in a single operation to both rails, downward movement of the staking chisels being effected to deform portions of the vane above the upper rail, such downward movement also functioning bodily to shift the rails and vane downwardly, such the portions of the vane below the lower rail are deformed by the chisels below the lower rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Duro Dyne Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 5181314
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of forming air turning assemblies is disclosed along with a novel vane supporting rail structure for use therewith. The apparatus holds a pair of rails in spaced parallel relation at a clinching station at which the edges of a vane may be engaged in opposed slotted protuberances in the rails. The spacing of the rails may be increased at the station against a yieldable biasing force, the station including a deforming mechanism for deflecting the vane edges to lock the vanes to the rails. The rails include cam surfaces leading to the vane receiving slots and blocking walls at the trailing ends of the slots to facilitate introducing the vane edges into the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Duro Dyne Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Lyons, Joseph Magrane
  • Patent number: 4957152
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for applying tension to the free ends of a curtain track draw cord that is looped about a pulley at one end of the track. The device consists of a first member containing two parallel channels to acept the free ends of the draw cord and second member, attached to a second pulley block at the opposite end of the curtain track, to which the first member is secured to trap the cords therebetween. The second member contains tubular passageways opposite and perpendicular to the channels in the first member in which are contained coil springs, ball bearings are located between the springs and the draw cords cause the cords to frictionally engage the walls of the channels and maintain tension in the cords lying within the curtain track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: Swish Products Limited
    Inventors: Peter E. Knight, John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4853200
    Abstract: Unmilled commercially available granular "natural" soda ash is reacted with orthophosphoric acid to produce a highly concentrated slurry at a molar Na:P ratio of about 1.5 in a continuous process. Problems associated with incomplete reaction are solved and the slurry can be dried to the double salt Na.sub.3 H.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2 or reacted with aqueous sodium hydroxide to produce a superior precursor for manufacturing sodium tripolyphosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: N. Earl Stahlheber, John E. Lyon
  • Patent number: 4661331
    Abstract: Unmilled commercially available granular "natural" soda ash is reacted with orthophosphoric acid to produce a highly concentrated slurry at a molar Na:P ratio of about 1.5 in a continuous process. Problems associated with incomplete reaction are solved and the slurry can be dried to the double salt Na.sub.3 H.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2 or reacted with aqueous sodium hydroxide to produce a superior precursor for manufacturing sodium tripolyphosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: N. Earl Stahlheber, John E. Lyon
  • Patent number: 4567616
    Abstract: A multi-purpose hand tool applicator is provided for applying coating material to a surface. The tool comprises an elongated handle having a blade-receiving slot longitudinally disposed therein for detachably receiving one of a plurality of applicator blades each having a male portion for insertion into the handle and an applicator portion opposite the male portion, the handle having means for detachably holding the blade against dislodgement during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4391860
    Abstract: The invention contemplates a powder-feeding system for gas-propelled delivery of a powder to be controllably supplied, as to a flame-spraying gas torch or to a transferred-arc plasma torch. A fluidizing chamber receives (a) fluidizing-gas flow from below a porous screen, and (b) a restricted gravitational flow of powder at a relatively small central discharge location above the porous screen. A gas conduit extends transversely through the chamber between the powder-discharge location and the porous screen; it has a carrier-gas supply connection at one end and a gas-propelled powder-delivery connection at its other end. The conduit also has an upwardly extending opening virtually beneath and facing the powder-discharge location, but a shed interposed between this opening and the powder-discharge location sufficiently overlaps the opening to assure that no powder will pass through the opening and into the conduit unless it has been gas-fluidized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Rotolico, Eduardo Romero, John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4381898
    Abstract: The invention contemplates a powder-feeding system for gas-propelled delivery of a powder to be controllably supplied, as to a flame-spraying gas torch or to a transferred-arc plasma torch. A fluidizing chamber receives (a) fluidizing-gas flow from below a porous screen, and (b) a restricted gravitational flow of powder at a relatively small central discharge location above the porous screen. A gas conduit extends transversely through the chamber between the powder-discharge location and the porous screen; it has a carrier-gas supply connection at one end and a gas-propelled powder-delivery connection at its other end. The conduit also has an upwardly extending opening virtually beneath and facing the powder-discharge location, but a shed interposed between this opening and the powder-discharge location sufficiently overlaps the opening to assure that no powder will pass through the opening and into the conduit unless it has been gas-fluidized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1983
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Rotolico, Eduardo Romero, John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4191791
    Abstract: The method of the invention employs a gas torch which has the feature of selective addition of metal powder to the gas flow, in a cyclical pattern of metal-spraying and non-spraying (fusing) utilization of the same torch. The torch is caused to make short and relatively rapid transverse oscillations of sweep across the width of a swath along the workpiece, the swath developing in the course of a relatively slow feed (e.g., a longitudinal feed) of the torch with respect to the workpiece. The rate of torch feed and the duty cycle of metal application (vs. non-spraying) are related to the effective width of the metal "bead" thus sprayed, so as to assure (1) overlapping of adjacent beads and (2) fusing of adjacent beads to each other and to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4099481
    Abstract: The apparatus of the invention employs a gas torch which has the feature of selective addition of metal powder to the gas flow. In use, the torch is caused to make a continuous succession of traverses of a workpiece region for preheating purposes and then, without interrupting the continuous operation of either the torch or the traversing cycles, a controlled flow of metal powder is caused to enter the torch flow, enabling the bonding and progressive building of a metal coat to desired thickness. In the embodiments described, first and second different metal powders are thus successively coated to the substrate without interrupting the continuous operation. Different embodiments are described in the particular context of applying uniform circumferential coatings to a cylindrical workpiece such as a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4089293
    Abstract: The apparatus and method of the invention employ a gas torch which has the feature of selective addition of metal powder to the gas flow, in a cyclical pattern of metal-spraying and non-spraying (fusing) utilization of the same torch. The torch is caused to make short and relatively rapid transverse oscillations of sweep across the width of a swath along the workpiece, the swath developing in the course of a relatively slow feed (e.g., a longitudinal feed) of the torch with respect to the workpiece. The rate of torch feed and the duty cycle of metal application (vs. non-spraying) are related to the effective width of the metal "bead" thus sprayed, so as to assure (1) overlapping of adjacent beads and (2) fusing of adjacent beads to each other and to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Lyons
  • Patent number: 3995811
    Abstract: An improved nozzle is provided for a metal spraying torch, said nozzle comprising a hollow cylindrical body having a substantially conically shaped nose terminating into a tip and a plurality of gas-conducting orifices communicating with the hollow of said nozzle and passing substantially axially through the nose of said nozzle, for example, coaxially parallel or conically disposed relative to the axis of the nozzle, and emerging from the conical surface thereof short of the tip. The orifices are radially disposed about the axis of said nozzle with the terminal portions thereof lying in a circle when observed from the tip end. An advantage of the nozzle is that it provides a quieter flame and also avoids flashback when the tip thereof makes contact with a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: Eutectic Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Broderick, John E. Lyons