Patents by Inventor John Foley

John Foley 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: 20050256482
    Abstract: A tampon that has a body including a first end, a second end, a center portion, a longitudinal axis and a radial axis. The body includes a plurality of cords or strips joined at the first end, the second end, the center portion or both the first and second ends. The plurality of strips and cords being selected from the group being selected from the group consisting of, films, woven materials, absorbent foams, superabsorbent polymers, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Ryo Minoguchi, John Foley, Ricky Pollard, David Caracci, Thomas Osborn, Diana Gann
  • Publication number: 20050010429
    Abstract: A software module tracks a program fee for a service provided by a human service provider. The software module determines a total income and a program fee percentage associated with the service and enables a user to input at least one of a deduction, a ceiling, and a personal needs allowance. The software module determines a program fee for the service using the total income, program fee percentage, deduction, ceiling, and/or personal needs allowance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Anthony Zipple, Madeline Becker, Meischa Gasek, Melissa Martin, Stephen Boyd, Robert Straccia, John Foley, Sudarshan Putta, Rejith Krishnan
  • Patent number: 6830258
    Abstract: A sidecar assembly includes a support body assembly for releasable attachment to a bicycle or other mobile device. The attachment is provided by a rear actuator arm assembly, a front actuator arm assembly, and a rear stabilizer assembly, each attachment assembly having at least one hinged connection to allow for movement of the sidecar relative to the mobile device. The sidecar further includes a support body with a rear wheel and a front caster wheel assembly configured such that most of the mass of the support body and sidecar passenger lies over the wheels and is not coupled to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Michael John Foley
  • Publication number: 20040241634
    Abstract: A method for controlling a pump for delivery of liquid to an organ over a series of fixed-length time intervals f, each interval f comprising a time t1 and a time t2 wherein t1+t2 equals the length of interval f. The method comprises allowing output pressure of the pump to decrease over time t1, increasing output pressure of the pump over time t2, comparing achieved pump output pressure to a predetermined pressure at about the end of interval f, and at least one of (i) adjusting t1 and t2 if necessary so the predetermined pressure is approximated by the output pressure at the end of the next interval f, and (ii) adjusting a rate of change of the output pressure during at least one of t1 and t2 if necessary so the predetermined pressure is approximated by the output pressure at the end of the next interval f.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Organ Recovery Systems
    Inventors: Roger Millis, John Foley, Douglas A. Schein, John M. Brassil
  • Publication number: 20040202782
    Abstract: A method for repairing insulation material applied to at least one electrical winding, wherein the method includes identifying an area to be repaired, applying epoxy to the area to be repaired, covering the epoxy with at least one of an adhesive tape and a release film, curing the epoxy, removing at least one of the adhesive tape and the release film, and finalizing the epoxy height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Markovitz, Peter John Foley, James Frank Armienti, Ivan William Proctor, Robert Gerald Hamilton
  • Patent number: 6800432
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inactivating viruses in a body fluid. A mixture including a therapeutically effective amount of methylene blue and an amount of a body fluid is formed in a container under sterile conditions and then the container is irradiated with a light field of a suitable intensity and wavelength for activating the methylene blue for a time sufficient to inactivate viruses in the mixture. The mixture is maintained in a substantially static state within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Ludwig Wolf, Jr., William Bratten, John Foley
  • Patent number: 6778053
    Abstract: A field coil for an electromagnetic rotor comprising multiple windings, each substantially entirely coated with a powder resin having a dielectric strength of at least in the range of 1000-1500 v/mil. A method of manufacturing a field coil for an electromagnetic rotor includes the steps of a) providing a field coil comprising multiple layers of copper bars; b) coating the multiple layers of the field coil with a powder resin having a dielectric strength of at least about 1000-1500 v/mil.; and c) curing the powder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Chapman Irwin, Peter John Foley, Ronald Irving Longwell
  • Publication number: 20040026889
    Abstract: A sidecar assembly includes a support body assembly for releasable attachment to a bicycle or other mobile device. The attachment is provided by a rear actuator arm assembly, a front actuator arm assembly, and a rear stabilizer assembly, each attachment assembly having at least one hinged connection to allow for movement of the sidecar relative to the mobile device. The sidecar further includes a support body with a rear wheel and a front caster wheel assembly configured such that most of the mass of the support body and sidecar passenger lies over the wheels and is not coupled to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Michael John Foley
  • Patent number: 6686822
    Abstract: A field coil for an electromagnetic rotor comprising multiple windings, each substantially entirely coated with a powder resin having a dielectric strength of at least in the range of 1000-1500 v/mil. A method of manufacturing a field coil for an electromagnetic rotor includes the steps of a) providing a field coil comprising multiple layers of copper bars; b) coating the multiple layers of the field coil with a powder resin having a dielectric strength of at least about 1000-1500 v/mil.; and c) curing the powder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Chapman Irwin, Peter John Foley, Ronald Irving Longwell
  • Patent number: 6632109
    Abstract: The main and collector terminal studs of a dynamoelectric machine are coated with a powder resin to form an electrical insulator between the rotor and the stud. The collector terminal stud includes a gasket which is compressed against the powder coating on the stud to form a seal with the powder coating preventing leakage of hydrogen gas through the seal. A fluidized bed containing the resin powder disperses the powder in a mist. By charging the powder, an electrostatic potential is provided between the stud and charged powder whereby the powder adheres to the stud. Alternatively, the stud will be preheated and dipped into a bed of powder whereby the powder adheres to the stud. The powder resin is subsequently cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Chapman Irwin, Peter John Foley, James Frederick Hopeck, Ronald Irving Longwell
  • Publication number: 20030003813
    Abstract: The main and collector terminal studs of a dynamoelectric machine are coated with a powder resin to form an electrical insulator between the rotor and the stud. The collector terminal stud includes a gasket which is compressed against the powder coating on the stud to form a seal with the powder coating preventing leakage of hydrogen gas through the seal. A fluidized bed containing the resin powder disperses the powder in a mist. By charging the powder, an electrostatic potential is provided between the stud and charged powder whereby the powder adheres to the stud. Alternatively, the stud will be preheated and dipped into a bed of powder whereby the powder adheres to the stud. The powder resin is subsequently cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Patricia Chapman Irwin, Peter John Foley, James Frederick Hopeck, Ronald Irving Longwell
  • Patent number: 6350453
    Abstract: A source of material known as a byproduct solution of Bixa orellana seed components, which is obtained as an oily material after the bulk of annatto color, is removed from either the aqueous extract or solvent extract of annatto seeds. Further, this byproduct contains a tocotrienol component and a geranylgeraniol component and can be used as a source for the recovery of a tocotrienol component and a geranylgeraniol component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: American River Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Barrie Tan, John Foley
  • Publication number: 20010048355
    Abstract: A field coil for an electromagnetic rotor comprising multiple windings, each substantially entirely coated with a powder resin having a dielectric strength of at least in the range of 1000-1500 v/mil. A method of manufacturing a field coil for an electromagnetic rotor includes the steps of a) providing a field coil comprising multiple layers of copper bars; b) coating the multiple layers of the field coil with a powder resin having a dielectric strength of at least about 1000-1500 v/mi.; and c) curing the powder resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Chapman Irwin, Peter John Foley, Ronald Irving Longwell
  • Patent number: 5793911
    Abstract: An illumination device 1 and methods for producing said device and parts thereof for backlighting a liquid crystal display 3 wherein the illumination device comprises a solid substrate 5 containing at least one groove 11 and an optical fiber 7 comprising an inner core 23 and an outer cladding layer 25 fitted into the groove(s) 11. The outer cladding layer 25 is of reduced thickness on the exposed side of the core 23 such that, light supplied along the optical fiber 7 from a light source 9, is transversely emitted from the optical fiber through the reduced thickness layer 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Pilkington P.E. Limited
    Inventor: John Foley
  • Patent number: 5787642
    Abstract: A storm shutter for use in high wind severe storms, such as hurricanes and cyclones, that will protect windows, doors, and sliding glass doors on the outside of a building, which can be permanently or temporarily mounted, and which allow for protection in extremely high winds while permitting the transmission of light into the building, while allowing occupants in the building to look out through the storm shutters at all times. The storm shutters can also provide protection from intruders and ultraviolet rays from the sun when in place. Each shutter includes a rigid peripheral frame with a U-shaped channel, a polycarbonate transparent sheet, and an expanded aluminum element mounted snugly in the peripheral frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignees: Paul E. Coyle, Joseph J. Barrett, John Foley
    Inventors: Paul E. Coyle, Joseph J. Barrett, Wayne V. Lemanski, John Foley
  • Patent number: 5527704
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inactivating viruses in a body fluid. A mixture including a therapeutically effective amount of methylene blue and an amount of a body fluid is formed in a container under sterile conditions and then the container is irradiated with a light field of a suitable intensity and wavelength for activating the methylene blue for a time sufficient to inactivate viruses in the mixture. The mixture is maintained in a substantially static state within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Ludwig Wolf, Jr., William Bratten, John Foley
  • Patent number: 5219596
    Abstract: A composition and method thereof for increasing milk production in dairy cattle by balancing the essential amino acids via a particular complete feed, concentrate, or blender or base mix form of the composition which delivers essential amino acids post ruminally, wherein the composition generally comprises wheat middlings; corn; soybean meal; corn gluten meal; distillers grains or distillers grains with solubles; blood meal; fat; macro-minerals, which include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chlorine and sulfur; trace minerals, which include cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc; and vitamins, which include vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven I. Smith, John A. Foley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5145695
    Abstract: A composition and method thereof for increasing milk production in diary cattle by balancing the essential amino acids via a particular complete feed, concentrate, or blender or base mix form of the composition which delivers essential amino acids post-ruminally wherein the composition generally comprises wheat middlings; corn; soybean meal; corn gluten meal; distillers grains or distillers grains with solubles; blood meal; fat; macro-minerals, which include calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chlorine and sulfur; trace minerals, which include cobalt, copper, iodine; iron, manganese, selenium and zinc; and vitamins, which include vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven I. Smith, John A. Foley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4952812
    Abstract: A thin film or layer of white blood cells, such as the contaminating white cells in a platelet concentrate, is irradiated with ultraviolet radiation predominately of a wavelength of 280 to 320 nanometers, and preferably at an intensity of 4 to 20 milliwatts per square cm. to provide a total energy exposure of typically 800 to 20,000 millijoules per square cm. of ultraviolet radiation. The white blood cells so produced substantially lose their capability to set off an immune reaction in an alloimmunized patient. The white blood cells may preferably be placed into such film in a flat, flexible bag made of poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) plastic, with the flat, flexible bag being stretched in a direction normal to the path of ultraviolet radiation. Novel irradiating devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Miripol, Arnold Bilstad, John Foley, Dean Glash, William R. Bratten
  • Patent number: 4866282
    Abstract: A thin film of white blood cells is irradiated with ultraviolet radiation predominately of a wavelength of 280 to 320 nanometers, and preferably at an intensity of 4 to 15 milliwatts per square cm. At such a radiation intensity it is not necessary to agitate the thin film of white blood cells to accomplish the purposes of this invention. The white blood cells so processed substantially lose their capability to set off an immune reaction in an alloimmunized patient. The white blood cells may preferably be placed into such film in a flat, flexible bag made of poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) plastic, with the flat, flexible bag being stretched in a direction normal to the path of ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Miripol, Arnold Bilstad, John Foley, Dean Glash