Patents by Inventor John Horton

John Horton 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: 10903153
    Abstract: Die stacks and methods of making die stacks with very thin dies are disclosed. The die surfaces remain flat within a 5 micron tolerance despite the thinness of the die and the process steps of making the die stack. A residual flux height is kept below 50% of the spacing distance between adjacent surfaces or structures, e.g. in the inter-die spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Knickerbocker, Bing Dang, Raymond Horton, Joana Maria
  • Patent number: 10869659
    Abstract: Connectors for connecting or linking one instrument or object to one or more other instruments or objects are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a connector can include a first arm with a first attachment feature for attaching to a first object, such as a surgical access device, and a second arm with a second attachment feature for attaching to a second object, such as a support. The connector can have an unlocked state, in which the position and orientation of the access device can be adjusted relative to the support, and a locked state in which movement of the access device relative to the support is prevented or limited. Locking the connector can also be effective to clamp or otherwise attach the connector to the access device and the support, or said attachment can be independent of the locking of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Eric Buehlmann, Joern Richter, Peter Senn, Veronique Christine Zollmann, Thomas Gamache, William Kane, Joseph Amaral, John Pracyk, Bill Horton, John Wright
  • Publication number: 20200324147
    Abstract: A pain relief, fracture healing and spinal fusion device that comprises of a carrier that defines a centrally placed ultrasound transducer receiving hub and a left and a right electrode sheet, an ultrasound transducer that attaches to the receiving hub, and a controlled electrical generating device that connects to the carrier. The controlled electrical generating device powers and controls the frequency of the ultrasound transducer and the current delivered to the electrode sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Quanqin Dai, Trevor Theriot, John Lasso, Joseph Horton
  • Publication number: 20200316364
    Abstract: An electrically stimulated CBD infused pain-relieving patch that is placed on a human's skin that is used to relieve pain when it is connected to a controlled electrical current generating device. The electrically stimulated CBD infused pain-relieving patch comprises of a carrier that has at least one electrode, at least one conductive electrode sheet that is attached to the carrier, and a conductive gel that is placed on the electrode sheet. The conductive gel contains at least one analgesic that is selected from the group consisting of Menthol, CBD, Lidocaine or Capsaicin. The conductive gel has inactive ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Quanqin Dai, John Lasso, Joseph Horton, Mark Julian, Trevor Theriot
  • Patent number: 10766827
    Abstract: A composition including at least about 50 wt % basalt and no more than about 20 wt % binding agent, wherein the composition is in the form of a plurality of particles. The composition can find applications in agriculture, horticulture, and gardening, and can be used, e.g., as soil amendment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Specialty Granules Investments LLC
    Inventors: John Horton, Justin P. Dunlap
  • Patent number: 10742807
    Abstract: Systems for call processing access and provide structured data about a customer to a representative, where the data is configured and presented through an optimized network are provided. The disclosed call processing systems provide a tailored, interactive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides access to specific user-focused internal and external data resources, presented to the representative, to allow the representative to drive conversations and address the customer's needs quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Lee Baker, David Shapiro, Lee A. Butterworth, Siddhartha Bothra, Matthew N. Horton, Wayne White, Thomas John Allenburg, Leslee Matthews, Lisa Marie Heath
  • Publication number: 20200211947
    Abstract: Die stacks and methods of making die stacks with very thin dies are disclosed. The die surfaces remain flat within a 5 micron tolerance despite the thinness of the die and the process steps of making the die stack. A residual flux height is kept below 50% of the spacing distance between adjacent surfaces or structures, e.g. in the inter-die spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: John Knickerbocker, Bing Dang, Raymond Horton, Joana Maria
  • Patent number: 10682508
    Abstract: An electrically stimulated CBD infused anesthetic patch system that is placed on a human's skin that is used to relieve pain. The electrically stimulated CBD infused anesthetic patch system comprises of a transdermal patch that has electrodes that receive an electric current from a TENS device. The transdermal patch is impregnated with a solution that has at least one analgesic that is selected from the group consisting of Menthol, CBD, Lidocaine or Capsaicin. The solution shall also include inactive ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Trevor Theriot, Quanqin Dai, Mark Julian, Joseph Horton, John Lasso
  • Publication number: 20200157487
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a system and method for control of at least one bioreactor, other cell cultivation-related equipment, and systems containing any combination of these in a plant. For example, a Plant-Wide Control System (PWCS) or a Process Control System (PCS) may be divided into three main components: hardware (including operating systems, such as a controller communicating with one or more servers of a network associated with the PWCS, (2) software (such as a control module) for performing control, and (3) one or more instrument control loops, which may be used by the software to maintain certain process values. Moreover, a Height Equivalent of a Theoretical Plate (HETP) value and an asymmetry factor may be determined based on real-time analysis on a chromatography column, using PWCS components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Rex POLLEY, Matthew Sarcopski, Robert Horton, Thomas Ellis, Paul Pease, John Chapin
  • Publication number: 20200161230
    Abstract: Die stacks and methods of making die stacks with very thin dies are disclosed. The die surfaces remain flat within a 5 micron tolerance despite the thinness of the die and the process steps of making the die stack. A residual flux height is kept below 50% of the spacing distance between adjacent surfaces or structures, e.g. in the inter-die spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: John Knickerbocker, Bing Dang, Raymond Horton, Joana Maria
  • Publication number: 20200144857
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Publication number: 20200105119
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and non-magnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Metrasens Limited
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Keene, Thomas John Horton
  • Patent number: 10570363
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a system and method for control of at least one bioreactor, other cell cultivation-related equipment, and systems containing any combination of these in a plant. For example, a Plant-Wide Control System (PWCS) or a Process Control System (PCS) may be divided into three main components: hardware (including operating systems, such as a controller communicating with one or more servers of a network associated with the PWCS, (2) software (such as a control module) for performing control, and (3) one or more instrument control loops, which may be used by the software to maintain certain process values. Moreover, a Height Equivalent of a Theoretical Plate (HETP) value and an asymmetry factor may be determined based on real-time analysis on a chromatography column, using PWCS components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lonza Ltd.
    Inventors: Rex Polley, Matthew Sarcopski, Robert Horton, Thomas Ellis, Paul Pease, John Chapin
  • Publication number: 20200014799
    Abstract: Systems for call processing access and provide structured data about a customer to a representative, where the data is configured and presented through an optimized network are provided. The disclosed call processing systems provide a tailored, interactive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides access to specific user-focused internal and external data resources, presented to the representative, to allow the representative to drive conversations and address the customer's needs quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Lee Baker, David Shapiro, Lee A. Butterworth, Siddhartha Bothra, Matthew N. Horton, Wayne White, Thomas John Allenburg, Leslee Matthews, Lisa Marie Heath
  • Patent number: 10500756
    Abstract: A process is provided for treating wood products including lumber, plywood and other engineered wood products comprising the steps of applying an aqueous fire-retardant impregnate and applying a coating to the surface of the wood product. In one embodiment, said process confers fire-retardant properties to the wood products sufficient to pass the extended burn test of ASTM E-84. The present invention also provides fire retardant wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, John Horton, Xinhao H. Gao
  • Patent number: 10476301
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Patent number: 10447852
    Abstract: Systems for call processing access and provide structured data about a customer to a representative, where the data is configured and presented through an optimized network are provided. The disclosed call processing systems provide a tailored, interactive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides access to specific user-focused internal and external data resources, presented to the representative, to allow the representative to drive conversations and address the customer's needs quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Lee Baker, David Shapiro, Lee A. Butterworth, Siddhartha Bothra, Matthew N. Horton, Wayne White, Thomas John Allenburg, Leslee Matthews, Lisa Marie Heath
  • Patent number: 10442110
    Abstract: A process is provided for treating wood products including lumber, plywood and other engineered wood products comprising the steps of contacting a composition comprising a polypropylene glycol, a high molecular weight polyethylene glycol, a polyether polyol having low solubility in water, or a polytetrahydrofuran, or hydrophobic polyether polyol, with the wood product. The invention also provides wood products comprising a polypropylene glycol, a high molecular weight polyethylene glycol, a polyether polyol having low solubility in water, or a polytetrahydrofuran, or hydrophobic polyether polyol, that have greater dimensional stability compared to an untreated wood product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Xinhao H. Gao, John Horton, Richard Ziobro
  • Patent number: 10438474
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and nonmagnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Metrasens Limited
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Keene, Thomas John Horton
  • Patent number: 10431067
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and non-magnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Metrasens Limited
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Keene, Thomas John Horton