Patents by Inventor John J. Norton

John J. Norton 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: 10536536
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for retrieving information from information services and providing it to a public application programming interface (API) includes receiving a first request data message using a core discovery agent, the request data message including at least one requested datum, for which a value is sought, and at least one known datum, for which a value is known; calling a resource locator to request a location of an information service that provides a value for the requested datum; calling a resource façade to contact the information service; transmitting a first information service message including the requested datum and known datum from the resource façade to the information service; receiving a second information service message from the information service including a value for the requested datum; and transmitting a resolved data message including the requested datum and its value from the core discovery agent to the public API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile insurance Company
    Inventors: Richard Simon, Jeremy Lee Rambo, John M. VanAntwerp, Dan Kalmes, Burton J. Floyd, Thad Garrett Craft, Marc Anderson, Nick U. Christopulos, Patrick Mead, Richard Berglund, Erik Donahue, Joseph W. Norton, Vladyslava Matviyenko
  • Publication number: 20190350647
    Abstract: A medical device may include an electrosurgical hand piece. The electrosurgical hand piece may have a housing with a proximal end, a distal end, and a chamber proximate the proximal end. The chamber may be configured to releasably retain and electrically couple with a power source. The electrosurgical hand piece may also include a treatment delivery element configured to releasably couple to the distal end of the housing. The treatment delivery element may be configured to communicate with the power source and deliver biphasic pulsed field ablation. The medical device may also include a charging element which may charge the power source using inductive charging or near-field (RF) wireless charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Steven V. Ramberg, Daniel S. Cheek, Steven J. Fraasch, Brian Howard, John D. Norton
  • Patent number: 10413747
    Abstract: An implantable active medical device includes a housing defining a hermetic cavity, a lead connector receptacle extending into the implantable active medical device, and a solid state light source disposed within the hermetic cavity and optically coupled to the lead connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian S. Nielsen, Kunal J. Paralikar, Brad C. Tischendorf, John D. Norton, Markus W. Reiterer, Andrew J. Thom, Gordon O. Munns
  • Publication number: 20190254138
    Abstract: For controlling operation of a light source, a method of associating a light source with an area for which the light source is positioned to provide lighting comprises: identifying, based on a determined physical position of a light source, one of a plurality of areas as the area for which the light source is positioned to provide lighting; identifying at least one desired lighting condition for the identified area; and controlling, using a processor, operation of the light source based on the identified at least one desired lighting condition for the identified area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John Ivey, David L. Simon, Hoan Ngo, Anthony J. Norton, Brian Nickol
  • Publication number: 20190240770
    Abstract: There are provided high power laser and laser mechanical earth removing equipment, and operations using laser cutting tools having stand off distances. These equipment provide high power laser beams, greater than 1 kW to cut and volumetrically remove targeted materials and to remove laser affected material with gravity assistance, mechanical cutters, fluid jets, scrapers and wheels. There is also provided a method of using this equipment in mining, road resurfacing and other earth removing or working activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Foro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian O. Faircloth, John F. Volkmar, Mark S. Zediker, Shararth K Kolachalam, Ryan J. Norton, Mark S. Land, Daryl L. Grubb, Ronald A. De Witt
  • Publication number: 20190201709
    Abstract: An implantable active medical device system includes an active medical device and a lead extending between a proximal portion electrically coupled to the active medical device and a distal end portion configured to emit light. The distal end portion includes a solid state light source disposed within a light transmissive ring element. The light transmissive ring element forms an exterior segment of the distal end portion. The light transmissive ring element defines at least a portion of a hermetic cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Gordon O. Munns, Christian S. Nielsen, John D. Norton, Markus W. Reiterer, Andrew J. Thom, Kunal J. Paralikar
  • Publication number: 20040002394
    Abstract: A playground structure has a playhouse with a base and a platform. The base and platform are separated by a variety of vertical posts. The vertical posts are secured to the base by a plurality of supports that are positioned within pockets in the base. The vertical posts are secured to the platform by a plurality of supports positioned within pockets in the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Applicant: The Little Tikes Company a corporation of the State of Ohio
    Inventors: Shawn Heipp, John J. Norton
  • Patent number: 6416132
    Abstract: A swing seat comprising a chair having a region for the placement of a child and a bar rotatably coupled to the chair at one end thereof. The opposite end of the bar is capable of engaging the bottom of the chair. When secured to the bottom of the chair, the bar is at such a position so as to allow a person to remove the child from the chair. A plurality of straps are removably coupled to the bar and are used for securing the child in the chair. At least one support rope is coupled to the chair, allowing the swing seat to be suspended above the ground or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: The Little Tikes Company
    Inventors: John J. Norton, Thomas E. Fish
  • Publication number: 20020074846
    Abstract: A swing seat comprising a chair having a region for the placement of a child and a bar rotatably coupled to the chair at one end thereof. The opposite end of the bar is capable of engaging the bottom of the chair. When secured to the bottom of the chair, the bar is at such a position so as to allow a person to remove the child from the chair. A plurality of straps are removably coupled to the bar and are used for securing the child in the chair. At least one support rope is coupled to the chair, allowing the swing seat to be suspended above the ground or other surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: John J. Norton, Thomas E. Fish
  • Patent number: 5169354
    Abstract: A self-righting carousel toy having an eccentrically mounted internal weight for inducing oscillation of the toy about an upright position upon rotation of the weight relative to the base. The toy includes a drive mechanism for selectively rotating a display assembly relative to the base, independent of the self-righting forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Fisher-Price, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Norton, Clayton D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4671766
    Abstract: An intraoral orthotic which consists of two halves, one in the maxillary arch and one in the mandibular arch. Both of which have wings projecting from them which interlock upon closing of the mouth. Each half can be fixed permanently or designed to be removable by the patient. When each half is in the approximate arch and the mouth is closed, the wings on the two pieces engage in a predetermined position to allow the meniscus to be in a proper therapeutic position and to stabilize the surrounding muscles of mastication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventor: John J. Norton
  • Patent number: D281086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: CPG Products Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Norton, Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D286308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: CPG Products Corp.
    Inventors: John F. Mayer, John J. Norton
  • Patent number: D325407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Fisher-Price, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Norton
  • Patent number: D327101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Halter, John J. Norton
  • Patent number: D372056
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: The Little Tikes Company
    Inventor: John J. Norton