Patents by Inventor John Fisher

John Fisher 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: 20200217955
    Abstract: A golf rangefinder system comprises a GPS golf rangefinder device and an accessory. The golf rangefinder device comprises a housing defining a forward housing portion with a display screen viewable therein, and a rearward housing portion with a convexity projecting therefrom. A magnet centrally positioned at a distal most portion of the convexity. The accessory includes a clip with a hook-shaped member and a receptacle portion for mating with the convexity of the housing of the golf rangefinder device. A second magnet is positioned in a recess in the receptacle portion. The receptacle portion configured as a concavity and conforming to the convexity of the rangefinder device whereby when the accessory and rangefinder device are in proximity with each other they are magnetically coupled with the convexity positioned in the concavity. The accessory and rangefinder slidably rotatable and movable with respect to one another while still maintaining the magnetic coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: John DeCastro, Ryne Fisher, Scott O. Nyhart, Timothy J. Tiel
  • Publication number: 20200205863
    Abstract: Devices and methods for enhancing the effectiveness of spinal stabilization, and particularly that of cervical spinal stabilization, are provided herein. More specifically, methods and systems are disclosed for effectively positioning occipital plates and spinal fixation assemblies within target vertebrae, while also reducing any associated patient trauma (e.g., muscle stripping, tissue damage, etc.). The systems and methods can utilize trans-lamina delivery of the spinal fixation assemblies to allow for the positioning of the fixation elements along the midline of the patient's spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Thomas J. Gamache, Michael Sorrenti, Alexander Grinberg, Michael A. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200197784
    Abstract: Systems and methods for resolving discrepancies between recordings made by multiple scorekeepers for a game comprising discrete events. In an example, a discrepancy resolving system include at least two personal computing devices and a remote server connected thereto, wherein each of the personal computing devices and the server is equipped with software which enables the personal computing devices to receive recordings of game events from a different scorekeeper, sending such recordings to the server, where the recordings from different scorekeepers are compared and discrepancies detected. The discrepancies are sent back to the computing devices for further responses from the scorekeepers. When the responses from different scorekeepers agree with each other, the discrepancies are resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Fisher Golton, John David McLellan, II
  • Patent number: 10688643
    Abstract: A staple insertion device includes a staple drive chamber, staple reservoir, staple feed mechanism, and staple drive member. The staple drive chamber is formed between a backing plate and a jam plate removably attached to the backing plate. The staple reservoir is configured to receive and hold a plurality of staples and extends from the backing plate to a staple reservoir terminal plate. The staple feed mechanism is operatively connected to the staple reservoir and is configured to feed the plurality of staples from the staple reservoir into the staple drive chamber through the backing plate. The staple drive member is configured to advance downwardly through the staple drive chamber so as to drive a staple out of the staple drive chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Source All Media, Inc
    Inventor: Eugene John Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200189018
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for an automated soldering process is provided. The apparatus includes a stepper motor to provide solder and a hot end including a casing to heat the solder and to provide liquified solder to a terminal and to an exposed portion of a wire. The apparatus includes a terminal fixture to support the terminal and the exposed portion of a wire while the hot end provides the liquified solder to the terminal and to the exposed portion of the wire. The apparatus includes a first heating device to heat the terminal and the exposed portion of the wire to enable a flow of the liquified solder onto the terminal and the exposed portion of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. FISHER, Michael HANS, John M. SEMBER
  • Patent number: 10679469
    Abstract: A system and method of managing unavailable items in shared screen data which provides access to modified screen data substantially simultaneously. The system includes a first computer including a display for displaying a screen containing items from screen data including modified screen data during a transaction. The modified screen data reflects that at least one of the items is unavailable. The first computer shares the screen data with a second computer. The first computer is also for displaying an indication that the at least one item is unavailable substantially simultaneously following modification of the screen data and upon selection of the at least one item at one of the first and second computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Larry James Salmen, Steve Ulrich, Paul Ford Knight, Andrew John Fisher
  • Patent number: 10666597
    Abstract: A group of post data items may be identified at a first location. Presentation of the group of post data items may be provided at a second location. A post data item in the group of post data items at the second location may be identified where the post data item is in reply to another post data item in the group of post data item. A user may be identified for notification of the post data item. A determination of whether the user interacted with the group of post data items at the first location or the second location is made and a notification for the user that includes a reference to the group of post data items at the first location or the second location is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yonatan Zunger, Lan Liu, Justin Lewis, Cynthia Johanson, Henry Wong, Nundu Janakiram, Prasenjit Sarkar, Brett Hobbs, John Fisher, Dan Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200153723
    Abstract: A method of determining a problem with data packet transmission speed over a first communication medium coupled between a plurality of content servers and an ISP communication device. The method comprises repeatedly measuring the data packet transmission speed over the first communication medium coupled between each of the plurality of content servers and the ISP communication device, and determining there is a problem with the data packet transmission speed over the first communication medium coupled between one of the plurality of content servers and the ISP communication device when the repeatedly measured data packet transmission speeds over the first communication medium coupled between the one of the plurality of content servers and the ISP communication device is substantially different from the repeatedly measured data packet transmission speeds over the first communication medium coupled between other of the plurality of content servers and the ISP communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: ASSIA SPE, LLC
    Inventors: John Cioffi, Christopher Fisher, Philip Bednarz, Ardavan M. Tehrani, Tuncay Cil, Lan Ke, Chan-Soo Hwang
  • Patent number: 10641075
    Abstract: A system and method of increasing hydration time of a high concentration gelled fluid used in a fracturing fluid that uses multiple hydration tanks whose volumes are isolated from one another to provide a continuous batch of hydrated gel having improved hydration and viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Chapman Lucas, Chad Adam Fisher, Wesley John Warren
  • Patent number: 10633201
    Abstract: A conveyor sled assembly is utilized to supply proppant in support of oilfield hydraulic fracturing operations. The conveyor sled assembly includes precisely positioned components where tolerances between components are so small as to prevent significant spillage at component junction boundaries. This manner of fitting proppant pods onto the conveyor sled assembly increases predictability of which pods will discharge their proppant load first. This enhances reliability of the overall proppant delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Proppant Express Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark John D'Agostino, Scott Joseph D'Agostino, Chad Michael McEver, Marc Kevin Fisher
  • Patent number: 10624676
    Abstract: Devices and methods for enhancing the effectiveness of spinal stabilization, and particularly that of cervical spinal stabilization, are provided herein. More specifically, methods and systems are disclosed for effectively positioning occipital plates and spinal fixation assemblies within target vertebrae, while also reducing any associated patient trauma (e.g., muscle stripping, tissue damage, etc.). The systems and methods can utilize trans-lamina delivery of the spinal fixation assemblies to allow for the positioning of the fixation elements along the midline of the patient's spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Thomas J. Gamache, Michael Sorrenti, Alexander Grinberg, Michael A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10619155
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and kits for labeling and manipulating a cellular circuit. The methods includes transfecting a first-order cell in the cellular circuit with a nucleic acid molecule encoding a tethered ligand, and a second-order cell in the cellular circuit with a nucleic acid molecule encoding a receptor and an effector fusion polypeptide, a nucleic acid molecule encoding a receptor interactor and protease fusion polypeptide, and a nucleic acid molecule encoding a reporter/modifier gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BROWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gilad Barnea, Mustafa Talay, Ethan Richman, John Szymanski, Mark Johnson, John Fisher, Nathaniel Snell
  • Publication number: 20200086494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic detection of spills are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can have a spill detector comprising at least one optical imaging device configured to capture at least one image of a scene containing a spill while the robot moves between locations. The robot can process the at least one image by segmentation. Once the spill has been identified, the robot can then generate an alert indicative at least in part of a recognition of the spill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Dimitry Fisher, Cody Griffin, Micah Richert, Filip Piekniewski, Eugene Izhikevich, Jayram Moorkanikara Nageswaran, John Black
  • Publication number: 20200048985
    Abstract: A proppant container facilitates the transportation of wet sand for use in a hydraulic fracturing operation. The proppant container is provided with a system for dislodging the wet sand for subsequent use. This may be done by use of a vibrator or an umbrella valve. In another aspect, the proppant container may be used in combination with a rack having a wash system that slurries the proppant for delivery to a blender tub without necessarily resorting to use of a conveyor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Oehler, Mark Kevin Fisher, Ian Wilson, Scott Joseph D'Agostino, Mark John D'Agostino, Brian Dorfman, Cory Snyder, William Scott Malone
  • Publication number: 20200048020
    Abstract: Controlling the dust emissions from the discharge of bulk materials from a container provides many benefits. A support structure may include a plurality of outlets or chutes for discharging the bulk material. A dust control damper coupled to the outlets not currently in use for the discharge of bulk material may prevent dust from escaping into the surrounding air. The dust control dampers may automatically transition between a closed position and an open position. A flexibly collapsible shroud may also be coupled to a discharge gate of a container. The shroud may expand to seal against the outlet when bulk material is discharge. A vacuum system at or near an outlet may reclaim any dust that escapes during discharge of the bulk material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Wesley John Warren, Austin Carl Schaffner, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Chad Adam Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200031266
    Abstract: Lift frames for a vehicle in this disclosure may include a frame body on a top portion of a frame, the frame body extending from a first end to a second end; a lift mechanism moveable with respect to the first end of the frame body, the lift mechanism comprising: a lift body having a first end and a second end, a lifting surface on the first end of the lift body and the second end of the lift body being positioned so as to be movable with respect to the first end of the frame body, wherein the lifting surface is positioned to engage an underside of a cargo container when placed on an upper side of the frame body; and an inflatable air bag having an upper side and a lower side and mounted on the lower side to a platform positioned on the frame beneath the lift body, wherein the inflatable air bag is connected on the upper side thereof to a mounting surface attached to the lift body; and a source of compressed air in fluid communication with the inflatable air bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rustin Arthur Cassway, Albert Stephen Perry, David John Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200022688
    Abstract: Systems, methods and compositions relating to delivering synthetic polymer formulations to the body are described, which can be used by a range of medical personnel including those with minimal experience and training. Under some embodiments, the present invention relates to systems and devices for delivering polymer formulations to a body cavity (e.g. peritoneal cavity) to reduce or stop bleeding. Under some embodiments, an initial percutaneous access pathway is first formed using a delivery device with a probe and needle mechanism that automatically stops the advance of the device upon insertion into a body cavity or space, thus minimizing user error and improving patient safety. The hollow probe then allows transmission of polymer, mixed with gas and/or additional substances, from a holding chamber or canister to flow through the device and hollow probe into the patient's anatomic cavity or space of interest, stopping expansion when the device senses the appropriate pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ross I. Donaldson, Timothy Fisher, Oliver Buchanan, Jon Armstrong, John Cambridge
  • Publication number: 20200018297
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a primer pump having a pneumatic power inlet, a fluid inlet coupled to receive a fluid from a fluid source and a fluid outlet to output the fluid in response to a pressure at the fluid outlet being less than a pressure at the pneumatic power inlet. The apparatus includes a liquid additive pump having a fluid inlet coupled to the fluid outlet of the primer pump to receive the fluid, wherein the primer pump is to apply a positive pressure at the fluid inlet of the liquid additive pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cameron Michael Kramer, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Chad Adam Fisher, Wesley John Warren, Calvin Lynn Stegemoeller
  • Publication number: 20200018464
    Abstract: Tenon-mounted lighting fixtures with high structural integrity are provided. In one embodiment, the lighting fixture has a housing that has an integrally formed tenon cradle, which is configured to receive a tenon of a light pole. A light source is also mounted on a bottom side of the housing. The tenon cradle is between a first bolt boss and a second bolt boss, and is in communication with a rear opening of the housing. The first and second bolt bosses may be integrally formed in the housing. The tenon cradle includes multiple ribs. An arcuate cross rib resides in a first plane in which a first bolt shaft of the first bolt boss and a second bolt shaft of the second bolt shaft reside. An axial rib intersects the arcuate cross rib and runs perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Fisher, Jeremy Sorenson, Brad Thomas, Kurt S. Wilcox, John Roberts
  • Patent number: D877126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BUSHNELL INC.
    Inventors: John DeCastro, Ryne Fisher, Scott O. Nyhart, Timothy J. Tiel