Patents by Inventor John Gilmore

John Gilmore 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: 20200240620
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting bracket for attaching a light fixture to a light pole, with the light pole having an external surface, an internal surface defining an internal cavity, and a pair of apertures extending from the external surface to the internal surface. The mounting bracket includes an internal support sized and structured to be insertable within the internal cavity of the light pole. The internal support includes a housing and a pair of fasteners moveable relative to the housing and alignable with respective ones of the pair of apertures. An external support is sized and structured to be positionable adjacent the external surface of the light pole, the external support having a pair of slots formed therein and alignable with respective ones of the pair of fasteners. A mount body is slidably engageable with the external support and is pivotally connectable to the light fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Chamberlain, John Gilmore, Cooper Wallace
  • Publication number: 20200217512
    Abstract: An automatic oven having a controller and a sensor assembly for automatically determining a food type for a food item placed in a cooking chamber of the automatic oven, and cooks the automatically determined food item according to a cooking profile selected based on the determined food type, while optionally accommodating a user input on the determining of the food type, and the cooking profile, including an optional degree of doneness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: ALEXANDER L. CLAYTON, VINCE HUANG, XIANGXU LI, KEN LEI, HANKS HU, JUAN CHEN, TRACY YU, JACK LI, ROY QIU, SETH HERNDON, DONALD JOHN GILMORE, CRISTIANO VITO PASTORE, DICK GE, PALLAVI MANJREKAR, BRUCE M. WIATRAK, ANDREA FERRISE, BLAKE CARTWRIGHT, RICHARD J. HUGHES, JOEL FLETTY, WYNDHAM F. GARY, JR., JOSHUA G. ABDOO, COLLIN A. STIPE, NICHOLAS BRENN, CASEY L. MCCUAN, CHRISTOPHER L. CARPENTER
  • Publication number: 20200217513
    Abstract: A cooking appliance can include a cooking chamber and an imaging device for capturing an image of a food item inside the chamber. The appliance can include a transparent, touchscreen display for displaying the interior contents of the cooking appliance to a user without requiring the user to open the cooking appliance, as well as providing for the user controlling, operating, and interacting with the cooking appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: ALEXANDER L. CLAYTON, BRANDON SATANEK, MICHAEL TSAI, CHRISTOPHER CULLEN, HENG TONG PIT, DONALD JOHN GILMORE, CRISTIANO VITO PASTORE, MATTHEW P. EBROM, PALLAVI MANJREKAR, BRUCE WIATRAK, JOHN DOYLE, JOSHUA ABDOO, ARIANA BRUNO, NEOMAR GIACOMINI, TAMARA DISTASO, GIANPIERO SANTACATTERINA, SETH HERNDON
  • Publication number: 20200217514
    Abstract: A cooking appliance can include a cooking chamber and an imaging device for capturing an image of a food item inside the chamber. The appliance can include a transparent, touchscreen display for displaying the interior contents of the cooking appliance to a user without requiring the user to open the cooking appliance, as well as providing for the user controlling, operating, and interacting with the cooking appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: ALEXANDER L. CLAYTON, BRANDON SATANEK, MICHAEL TSAI, CHRISTOPHER CULLEN, HENG TONG PIT, DONALD JOHN GILMORE, CRISTIANO VITO PASTORE, MATTHEW P. EBROM, PALLAVI MANJREKAR, BRUCE WIATRAK, JOHN DOYLE, JOSHUA ABDOO, ARIANA BRUNO, NEOMAR GIACOMINI, TAMARA DISTASO, GIANPIERO SANTACATTERINA, SETH HERNDON
  • Publication number: 20200205800
    Abstract: A tissue anchor (200, 258, 300) includes a shaft (122), a tissue-coupling element (128), and a flexible elongate tension member (202). The tissue-coupling element (128) includes a wire (150), which is shaped as an open loop (154) having more than one turn when the tissue anchor (200, 258, 300) is unconstrained. The tension member (202) includes a distal portion (204) that is fixed to a site (206) on the open loop (154), a proximal portion (208), which has a longitudinal segment (209) that runs alongside at least a portion (210) of the shaft (122), and a crossing portion (212), which (i) is disposed between the distal and the proximal portions (204, 208) along the tension member (202), and (ii) crosses at least a portion of the open loop (154) when the tissue anchor (200, 258, 300) is unconstrained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Publication number: 20200121312
    Abstract: A method is provided including introducing, during a transcatheter procedure, a tissue anchor into a cardiac chamber of a heart of a subject, while a tissue-coupling element of the tissue anchor is constrained by a deployment tool. The tissue-coupling element is delivered distally through a cardiac wall. The tissue anchor is at least partially released from the deployment tool such that the tissue-coupling element is unconstrained by the deployment tool. After the tissue-coupling element is delivered through the cardiac wall and the tissue anchor is at least partially released from the deployment tool, whether the tissue-coupling element overlies a coronary blood vessel is ascertained, and, if the tissue-coupling element overlies the coronary blood vessel, the tissue anchor is rotated until the tissue-coupling element no longer overlies the coronary blood vessel. Thereafter, the tissue-coupling element is proximally pulled by applying tension to the tissue anchor. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 10588618
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided that includes a head connected to a shaft, and a tissue-coupling element extending from the shaft. When the tissue anchor is unconstrained, the head is coaxial with an axis of the shaft, and the tissue-coupling element is generally orthogonal to the axis and is shaped such that if the tissue-coupling element were to be projected onto a plane that is perpendicular to the axis, (a) at least 80% of an area of a projection of the tissue-coupling element on the plane would fall within a first angle of 180 degrees in the plane having a vertex at the axis, and (b) the area would partially overlap, at least 3 mm from the vertex, both rays of a second angle of between 45 and 180 degrees in the plane having the vertex at the axis. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Publication number: 20200022697
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided that includes a head connected to a shaft, and a tissue-coupling element extending from the shaft. When the tissue anchor is unconstrained, the head is coaxial with an axis of the shaft, and the tissue-coupling element is generally orthogonal to the axis and is shaped such that if the tissue-coupling element were to be projected onto a plane that is perpendicular to the axis, (a) at least 80% of an area of a projection of the tissue-coupling element on the plane would fall within a first angle of 180 degrees in the plane having a vertex at the axis, and (b) the area would partially overlap, at least 3 mm from the vertex, both rays of a second angle of between 45 and 180 degrees in the plane having the vertex at the axis. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Publication number: 20200027367
    Abstract: A system, comprising one or more processors; and memory storing instructions executable by the one or more processors to causes the system to associate together streams of data from at least three devices separated by a network, the at least three devices comprising a first device of a first user, a second device of the first user, and a third device of a second user, wherein association of the streams of data together enables the first device to receive data from the third device and the third device to receive data from the first device and the second device, wherein the data from the first device and the second device indicate playing of a first musical instrument by the first user and the data from the third device indicates playing of a second musical instrument by the second user, update a first user interface of the first device according to an event that occurred on the third device, and update a second user interface of the third device according to an event that occurred on the third device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Michael McCarthy, John Gilmore, Jason Michael McVey
  • Publication number: 20190367386
    Abstract: Spirally wound electric double layer capacitor devices are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the spirally wound electric double layer capacitor device is configured so that fluid being treated flows in an axial direction through the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Neil Austin, Lukas Buell, Patrick Michael Curran, Ryan Gilmore, John Ramos, Philip Reeder, Jacob Silverman
  • Publication number: 20190353313
    Abstract: Optically and thermally efficient light bars and light fixtures which are uniquely configured to provide light fidelity (Li-Fi) wireless communications. In a first embodiment, an LED light bar is outfitted with components adapted to provide Li-Fi wireless communications, while further being configured to provide superior heat dissipation characteristics and adapted for retrofit applications in substitution for any one of a variety of linear fluorescent light fixtures. In a second embodiment, an LED light fixture, potentially suitable for use in high bay or ceiling applications, is outfitted with components adapted to provide Li-Fi wireless communications, while further being configured to provide superior heat dissipation and light emission/distribution characteristics and also adapted for retrofit applications in substitution for any one of a variety of conventional linear fluorescent and non-LED light fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Chamberlain, John Gilmore, Cooper Wallace
  • Patent number: 10463358
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided for delivery in a constrained state within a deployment tool. The tissue anchor includes a tissue-coupling element; a flexible elongate tension member, which includes (a) a distal portion that is fixed to a site on the tissue-coupling element, and (b) a proximal portion, which is slidably disposed through a passage defined by the tissue anchor; and a load-limiting element, which is attached to the flexible elongate tension member. The load-limiting element and the passage are sized and shaped such that the size and shape of the passage prevent proximal movement of the load-limiting element past the passage, such that the load-limiting element limits a total load that can be applied to the tissue-coupling element by the flexible elongate tension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 4 TECH INC.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 10441267
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with a deployment tool is provided. The apparatus includes a tissue anchor configured to be delivered in a constrained state within the deployment tool. The tissue anchor includes a shaft and a tissue-coupling element, which extends from a distal end of the shaft and is configured to be advanced through an incision in a wall of a cardiac chamber and be coupled to a far outer side of the wall. A spring is disposed proximal to a sealing element, and is configured to distally push the sealing element against an inner side of the wall to seal the incision. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Publication number: 20190183527
    Abstract: A laparoscopic guide comprises a hollow body having a longitudinal mid-plane and a cross sectional area that tapers from a proximal end to a distal end thereof. The distal end has a distal end face being oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal mid-plane. The distal end face is adapted for communication with an inlet of a trocar port. The proximal end is adapted for receiving a laparoscopic surgical instrument or the like therein prior to the laparoscopic surgical instrument passing through the trocar port. The proximal end comprises an open end face that is oriented obliquely relative to the distal end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Anthony Cartmill, Andrew Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20190087966
    Abstract: An object tracking system is disclosed. The system comprises an appliance comprising at least one operating volume and an access region through which the operating volume is accessed. The system further comprises at least one imager and a controller. The controller is operable to detect at least one part of a person's body in the access region based on the image data and identify the object in connection with the part of the person's body. Based on the detection of the object in connection with the person's body, the controller is configured to identify the object. An action is determined for the object based on one or more characteristics of the physical object indicated in the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua George Abdoo, Matthew P. Ebrom, Neomar Giacomini, Donald John Gilmore, Brian N. Radford, Aaron Edward Showers, Collin Andrew Stipe
  • Patent number: 10022095
    Abstract: A support structure is disclosed. The support structure has at least one cover installed to cover a side of the support structure. The cover is raised pivotally by at least one primary support mechanism. The cover may be secured in place by an additional support mechanism. The additional support mechanism may be set in two different positions, one that allows for load on the primary support mechanism and another that does not allow for load on the primary support mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin Bichler, Timothy Behlmer, Kenwood Dayton, Brandon Smith, Ronald Kulas, John Gilmore
  • Patent number: 9845591
    Abstract: A hot and cold water delivery apparatus comprising a multi-channel hose for simultaneously carrying hot and cold water to a water delivery device such as the spray head of a shower. The preferred hose is formed from an extruded length of material with a longitudinally running dividing wall to create the channels. A shut off valve may be provided for selectably connecting the channels to a source of hot and cold water respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Munster Simms Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Edward John Gilmore
  • Patent number: 9771158
    Abstract: An electrothermal heater mat for anti-icing or de-icing of a helicopter rotor blade or other aerodynamic surface comprises a substrate, such as a flexible polyimide sheet, bearing tracks of a material of selected electrical resistivity, these tracks being formed by printing onto the substrate with a thermosetting ink loaded with electrically conductive (e.g. carbon) particles. Electrical bus bars/terminals for the supply of electrical energy to the resistive tracks may also be printed, using an ink loaded with particles of higher conductivity material such as copper or silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher John Gilmore, Greg Peter Wade Fixter
  • Publication number: 20170135657
    Abstract: A support structure is disclosed. The support structure has at least one cover installed to cover a side of the support structure. The cover is raised pivotally by at least one primary support mechanism. The cover may be secured in place by an additional support mechanism. The additional support mechanism may be set in two different positions, one that allows for load on the primary support mechanism and another that does not allow for load on the primary support mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Bichler, Timothy Behlmer, Kenwood Dayton, Brandon Smith, Ronald Kulas, John Gilmore
  • Patent number: 9637006
    Abstract: An electrical system architecture for a mobile, electric hybrid machine includes a first bus configured to receive electric power at a first, selectively adjustable voltage from an electrical power source. A second bus is configured to receive electric power at a second voltage that is lower than the first voltage. A controller is configured to determine a desired magnitude of the second voltage for the second bus, produce a signal indicative of a magnitude of the first, selectively adjustable voltage that is a multiple of the desired magnitude of the second voltage, and adjust the magnitude of the first voltage in the first bus to the multiple of the desired magnitude of the second voltage. A fixed-ratio power converter is configured to convert the power at the first voltage in the first bus to the power at the second voltage in the second bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Lindsey, Donald John Gilmore