Patents by Inventor John J. Allen

John J. Allen 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: 10528708
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for preventing unauthorized resource updates. In some embodiments, it may be determined that a mainframe computer is not within a service period. A control file may be obtained and decrypted. Using the decrypted control file, the mainframe computer may be determined to be authorized. An available resource update file may be selected based on a determination that the mainframe computer is authorized. An update to a resource of the mainframe computer may be facilitated based on the available resource update file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Brent J. Boisvert, Michael S. Bomar, John D. Eggleston, Ruben O. Manso, Brian D. Valentine
  • Publication number: 20190374542
    Abstract: Provided herein are KRAS G12C inhibitors, such as composition of the same, and methods of using the same. These inhibitors are useful for treating a number of disorders, including pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: John Gordon ALLEN, Brian Alan LANMAN, Jian CHEN, Anthony B. REED, Victor J. CEE, Longbin LIU, Patricia LOPEZ, Ryan Paul WURZ, Thomas T. NGUYEN, Shon Booker, Jennifer Rebecca ALLEN, Margaret CHU-MOYER, Albert AMEGADZIE, Ning CHEN, Clifford GOODMAN, Jonathan D. LOW, Vu Van MA, Ana Elena MINATTI, Nobuko NISHIMURA, Alexander J. PICKRELL, Hui-Ling WANG, Youngsook SHIN, Aaron C. SIEGMUND, Kevin C. YANG, Nuria A. TAMAYO, Mary WALTON, Qiufen XUE
  • Publication number: 20190358016
    Abstract: A method of treating prolapse of a vagina includes supporting the vagina by implanting a sacrocolpopexy support and locating an exterior surface of the vagina between leg portions of a vaginal cuff section of the support, and securing a head section of the support to a ligament or a sacrum while isolating the head section from contact with tissue of the vagina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Sarah J. Deitch, Michael M. Witzmann, John J. Allen, David Richmond, Matthew George Litton
  • Publication number: 20190357996
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a circuit. The circuit includes at least one boost converter receiving power from an energy source, a square wave driver in series with the boost converter, an inductor in series with the square wave driver for converting a square wave to a sinusoidal wave, and a piezoelectric transducer in series with the inductor, the piezoelectric transducer connectable to a load. The device further includes a phase-locked loop coupled to the circuit to determine a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducer when the piezoelectric transducer is connected to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten, Michael W. Allen
  • Patent number: 10489488
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically generating a narrative story receives data and information pertaining to a domain event. The received data and information and/or one or more derived features are then used to identify a plurality of angles for the narrative story. The plurality of angles is then filtered, for example through use of parameters that specify a focus for the narrative story, length of the narrative story, etc. Points associated with the filtered plurality of angles are then assembled and the narrative story is rendered using the filtered plurality of angles and the assembled points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NARRATIVE SCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Birnbaum, Kristian J. Hammond, Nicholas D. Allen, John R. Templon
  • Publication number: 20190343838
    Abstract: Provided herein are KRAS G12C inhibitors, composition of the same, and methods of using the same. These inhibitors are useful for treating a number of disorders, including pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John Gordon Allen, Jennifer Rebecca Allen, Ana Elena Minatti, Qiufen Xue, Ryan Paul Wurz, Christopher M. Tegley, Alexander J. Pickrell, Thomas T. Nguyen, Vu Van Ma, Patricia Lopez, Longbin Liu, David John Kopecky, Michael J. Frohn, Ning Chen, Jian Jeffrey Chen, Aaron C. Siegmund, Albert Amegadzie, Nuria A. Tamayo, Shon Booker, Clifford Goodman, Mary Walton, Nobuko Nishimura, Youngsook Shin, Jonathan D. Low, Victor J. Cee, Anthony B. Reed, Hui-Ling Wang, Brian Alan Lanman
  • Patent number: 10457880
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to fuel additive compositions including heavy paraffinic distillates and lighter petroleum distillates, in particular with the heavy paraffinic distillates including a mixture of hydrotreated and/or saturated components and solvent-dewaxed and/or branched components. The disclosure further relates to fuel compositions including the fuel additive composition and a liquid or solid combustible fuel. Related methods include methods of making the fuel compositions and methods of burning the fuel compositions. The resulting fuel compositions have several improved combustion properties such as improved combustion efficiency, improved combustion energy/calorie content, reduced sulfur generation, and reduced ash generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Purify Founders, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Remondini, John Carroll, Harold H. Allen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10426586
    Abstract: A sacrocolpopexy support has a head section extending from a first end portion to a second end portion, and a leg section having a first leg portion placed on and in longitudinal alignment with a second leg portion. A first connector secures the leg section to the second end portion of the head section. A second connector secures the first leg portion to the second leg portion to form a closed joint that defines a space between the first leg portion and the second leg portion. An end of the second end portion of the head section terminates at a location exterior to the closed joint outside of the space between the first leg portion and the second leg portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Sarah J. Deitch, Michael M. Witzmann, John J. Allen, David Richmond, Matthew George Litton
  • Publication number: 20190274672
    Abstract: A tissue anchor, tissue anchor assembly, and tissue anchor system is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: John J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190269428
    Abstract: Devices and related methods to engage tissue layers to access the space between the layers are provided. The access devices include engagement arms that can be deployed and retracted to easily engage the top tissue layer and allow it to be separated from the underlying layer. The engagement arms are coupled to an actuation rod that is in turn coupled to a switch or lever that allows a user to control the actuation from outside the patient. The engagement arms and coupling to the actuation rod are unique and compact to ensure the entire mechanism fits in a small diameter shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Talon Medical, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Allen, Andreas C. Pfahnl
  • Publication number: 20190254801
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided and adapted to engage and pull (e.g., pull up) or reposition paraurethral support tissue, such as the perineal membrane. The perineal membrane intersects the urethra and vagina at the midurethra or distal location and can thus be stabilized or controlled in a manner that helps restore continence. As such, the implants can be utilized to eliminate the need for mesh or other supportive structures under the urethra that is common with other incontinence slings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert E. Lund, John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Kevin R. Arnal, Jessica E. Felton
  • Patent number: 10376444
    Abstract: A method includes micro-machining a cavity within a substrate, filling the cavity with a medication, forming a sealing layer over the cavity, micro-machining a cantilevered beam from a layer of material, the cantilevered beam comprising a tip for puncturing the sealing layer, and attaching the cantilevered beam to the substrate such that moving the cantilevered beam toward the substrate enables the tip to puncture the sealing layer. A computer program product corresponding to the method is also disclosed. An apparatus includes a substrate having a cavity micro-machined therein, a sealing layer formed over the cavity, a medication disposed within the cavity, a cantilevered beam micro-machined from a layer of material, the cantilevered beam comprising a tip for puncturing the sealing layer, and the cantilevered beam attached to the substrate and disposed to enable the tip to puncture the sealing layer when the cantilevered beam is moved towards the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10373256
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing automated methods of inspections that facilitate loss reporting and resolution are described. In some embodiments various remote evaluation tools are provided to collect information from remote locations. This information can be used to generate automated damage estimates which in turn can be used to direct the ordering of supplies, materials, and other resources. In addition, pre-damage and post-damage evaluations of an insured property may be collected using the remote evaluation tools. These evaluations can be used by adjusters (human adjusters and computer-based adjusters) to identify damage and process claims more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Cleburne Burgess, John H. Amstutz, Shanna Ruth Limas, Ramon M. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10368194
    Abstract: Locating misplaced mobile computing devices through transmission of location information. Mobile computing devices periodically request information from surrounding mobile computing devices to more accurately identify the location where a mobile computing device was misplaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10314681
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided and adapted to engage and pull (e.g., pull up) or reposition paraurethral support tissue, such as the perineal membrane. The perineal membrane intersects the urethra and vagina at the midurethra or distal location and can thus be stabilized or controlled in a manner that helps restore continence. As such, the implants can be utilized to eliminate the need for mesh or other supportive structures under the urethra that is common with other incontinence slings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lund, John J Allen, James R Mujwid, Kevin R Arnal, Jessica E Felton
  • Publication number: 20190141957
    Abstract: A method and system for providing remote or automatic release of a leash is disclosed. The release of the leash can be triggered by a remote user control, by a predetermined distance between the user and what is connected to the leash, or by various other means or events. The leash can be selectively released from a latch mechanism, from an integrally-attached spool housing, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas C. PFAHNL, John J. ALLEN, Troy J. ZIEGLER
  • Patent number: 10286503
    Abstract: A fastener delivery system includes an escapement mechanism configured to control dispensing of associated fasteners located in a column one associated fastener at a time and a rotate and present apparatus operable with the escapement mechanism. The apparatus is configured to rotate between a fastener receiving position and a fastener loading position. In the fastener receiving position the apparatus is adapted to receive each associated fastener released from the escapement mechanism, and in the fastener loading position the apparatus is configured to present each associated fastener to an associated fastener installation device. The escapement mechanism is adjustable in a height direction relative to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Neumeier, George Alexander Hollis, Samuel Thompson, Kaleb T. Allen, John Michael Scelsi
  • Publication number: 20180326204
    Abstract: A cardiac lead system is provided. The lead is placed epicardially through the transverse pericardial sinus with integrated curvatures to prevent the lead from slipping out of the transverse pericardial sinus. Interaction with multiple chambers of the heart is facilitated in a single lead, without anchors that embed into the heart wall. Multiple electrodes can be grouped over each targeted heart area to ensure adequate electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Venkatakrishna N. THOLAKANAHALLI, Andy C. PFAHNL, John J. ALLEN
  • Patent number: 10098721
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a trocar or needle system for use in inserting and deploying pelvic implants are provided. The needle device can include a solid or hollow shaft portion with a non-circular cross-section. A grip element can be provided to slide along a length of the needle shaft to further facilitate handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Johannes N. Gaston
  • Publication number: 20180200038
    Abstract: A sacrocolpopexy support has a head section extending from a first end portion to a second end portion, and a leg section having a first leg portion placed on and in longitudinal alignment with a second leg portion. A first connector secures the leg section to the second end portion of the head section. A second connector secures the first leg portion to the second leg portion to form a closed joint that defines a space between the first leg portion and the second leg portion. An end of the second end portion of the head section terminates at a location exterior to the closed joint outside of the space between the first leg portion and the second leg portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sarah J. Deitch, Michael M. Witzmann, John J. Allen, David Richmond, Matthew George Litton