Patents by Inventor John Jenkins

John Jenkins 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: 10455318
    Abstract: A hearing protection earmuff may be configured to dampen vibrations at an interface. Generally, the hearing protection earmuff may comprise two ear cups, a headband attached to and connecting the ear cups, one or more sensors, a processor, an electroacoustic shock absorber, and an electromagnetic controller. Typically, the electromagnetic controller may be associated with an electroacoustic shock absorber and may be configured to control the dampening of the electroacoustic shock absorber. The dampening of the electroacoustic shock absorber may occur as a smart fluid changes viscosity in response to a signal received from the electromagnetic controller. In some embodiments, the clamping force between the headband and the ear cup may be varied by the electroacoustic shock absorber to minimize the vibrational impact on the user's ears. In some embodiments, the electroacoustic shock absorber may control the compressibility of the seal cushion located on each ear cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John Jenkins, Neal Muggleton, Viggo Henriksen, May Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190313873
    Abstract: An automated cleaning apparatus fashioned for programmed cleaning of a surface wherein the apparatus comprises: a unit housing for an enclosed mechanism, a conductive contact strip provided on a surface, a controller having a processor confirmed to control the output of translational device movement. The apparatus is prompted to travel along the cross-sectional area of the surface in a translational motion, wherein buildup of any undesirable substance is removed from the surface by protruding bristles from the housing of the mechanism that remain in contact with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Logan John Phillips, Logan Daniel Allen, Stewart William Jenkins, Dulus Joshua Owen, I, James Michael Hickey, Jacob James Herron, Paula Cox
  • Patent number: 10440463
    Abstract: A hearing protection device configured to measure the noise exposure of a user and to provide a time remaining estimate until a maximum noise exposure level is achieved. Generally, the hearing protection device may comprise a sound sealing section, a microphone configured to generate a detected sound signal indicative of the measured sound level at the user's ear canal, a memory/storage configured to record the detected sound signal as sound exposure history, a timer configured to measure the amount of time the hearing protection device is exposed to sound, and a processor configured to receive a timer signal from the timer and the detected sound signal to calculate a time remaining estimate until reaching the maximum noise exposure level. Additionally, the maximum noise exposure level may be based on industry regulations or personalized hearing thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John Jenkins, Neal Muggleton, Viggo Henriksen, May Wilson, Trym Holter, Claes Haglund
  • Patent number: 10429587
    Abstract: A parallel position manipulator includes a top plate, a baseplate and a plurality of prismatic joint actuators. Each actuator includes an actuator joint having five Degrees of Freedom (DOF) at either the base plate or the top plate. When one or more of the actuators extends or contracts, the pivot points, or five DOF actuator joint, of the remaining actuators are allowed to shift in any axis other than that actuator's primary axis of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: 3SAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Wiley, Brett Clark, Jason Troyer, John Lower, Adam Jenkins, Clyde Troutman, Johnny Issa
  • Publication number: 20190290270
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an electrical contact assembly. The includes a power source, while the shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The end effector includes a channel assembly and a cartridge assembly configured to selectively couple with the channel assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly is capable of electrically coupling the power source with the electrically activated component of the cartridge assembly. The electrical contact assembly includes a first electrical contact, a second electrical contact, and an insulating membrane. The first electrical contact is associated with the channel assembly while the second electrical contact is associated with the cartridge assembly. The insulating membrane is associated with either the first electrical contact or the second electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory G. Scott, Stephen D. Geresy, Yvan D. Nguetio Tchoumkeu, Amy M. Krumm, Grace E. Waters, Prudence A. Vulhop, Nichole Y. Kwee, John E. Brady, Scott A. Jenkins, Laura A. Schoettmer, Andrew Kolpitcke, Joshua P. Morgan, Sarah A. Worthington, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Alexander R. Cuti
  • Publication number: 20190290271
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an electrical contact assembly. The body includes a power source. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body, the end effector is distal of the shaft assembly. The end effector includes a channel assembly and a cartridge assembly. The cartridge assembly may selectively couple with the channel assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly is configured to electrically couple the power source with the electrically activated component. The electrical contact assembly includes a first electrical contact associated with the channel assembly, a second electrical contact associated with the channel assembly, and a hydrophobic layer extending between the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Scott, Stephen D. Geresy, Yvan D. Nguetio Tchoumkeu, Laura A. Schoettmer, Andrew Kolpitcke, Sarah A. Worthington, Joshua P. Morgan, Scott A. Jenkins, Nicholas D. Courtwright, Alexander R. Cuti, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jeffery D. Bruns, John E. Brady, Nichole Y. Kwee, Gregory J. Bakos, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10414814
    Abstract: Provided herein are recombinant masking proteins and recombinant ligand proteins useful in treating cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular disease. The recombinant masking proteins provided herein may, inter alia, be used as non-covalent masks of antagonists of, for example, cellular growth factors (e.g., TNF) or cell surface proteins (e.g., CTLA-4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: City of Hope, Thomas Jefferson University
    Inventors: John C. Williams, Ulrich Rodeck, Kurt Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10405857
    Abstract: A surgical instrument can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw comprising a fastener cartridge, and a closing system. The closing system can comprise a closure member configured to engage the first jaw and move the first jaw toward the second jaw. A pivot can pivotably couple the first jaw to the second jaw. The closure member can engage the first jaw at a location which is distal with respect to the pivot. The closure member and the first jaw can include a cam pin/cam slot arrangement which increases the leverage or mechanical advantage that the closure member applies to the first jaw as the first jaw is moved from an open position to a closed position. The surgical instrument can further comprise a first motor configured to operate the closing system and a second motor configured to operate a firing system configured to eject fasteners from the fastener cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Anil K. Nalagatla, John S. Kimsey, Chester O. Baxter, III, Scott A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10386067
    Abstract: A wall panel assembly includes a first liner panel and a coating. The first liner panel has an inner first liner panel surface and a first liner panel outer surface each axially extending between a first liner panel first end and a first liner panel second end. The coating is disposed on at least one of the first liner panel inner surface and the first liner panel outer surface. The coating has an overall thickness that varies axially between the first liner panel first end and the first liner panel second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: San Quach, Scott A. Elliott, Robert M. Sonntag, John S. Tu, Anthony Van, Joseph J. Sedor, Robert Selinsky, Jr., John J. Rup, Jr., Neil B. Ridgeway, Gerard V. Cadieux, Jeffrey Leon, Monica Pacheco-Tougas, Lisa A. Jenkins, Lisa Tse, Andrew Cervoni, Frank J. Trzcinski
  • Publication number: 20190244448
    Abstract: In one aspect, a portable electronic device is provided for accessing a secured area to deliver a package therein. The portable electronic device includes a sensor configured to detect an indicium of the package and communication circuitry configured to communicate a message to a server computer associated with the package upon the sensor detecting the indicium. The communication circuitry is further configured to receive delivery information from the server computer, the delivery information including at least a location of the secured area. The portable electronic device further includes a processor operatively coupled to the sensor and the communication circuitry. The processor is configured to cause, via the communication circuitry, the movable barrier operator to open a movable barrier associated with the secured area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Maurien Alamin, Stephen Charles Coates, Jordan Ari Farber, Jeremy Eugene Jenkins, Ghazi Tahir Khan, Erik James Manninen, David R. Morris, Corey Jevon Norman, Sapta Gireesh Pudipeddi, Cory Jon Sorice, Gregory John Stanek
  • Patent number: 10366080
    Abstract: A database search method and system utilize user community defined facets and facet values for refining searches. The system provides access to a database having a plurality of records in respective categories of information. Each record has one or more facets to the respective category of information, usable in connection with a search as suggested additional parameters for further refining search terms or guiding user navigation of the database. The facets and facet values are defined by a computer network community of users over time and through use of the network community portal. Another embodiment is an advertising engine that displays targeted advertisements to the user based on refined search. Another embodiment is a method that utilizes refined search to help the user with navigation of a site (e.g., website or other computer network site) as a component of a GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Skyword Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Mihalik, Thomas A. Gerace, Russell G. Barbour, Richard A. Meyer, David A. Sandborg, James E. Bostick, Kurt F. Wescoe, Jennifer R. Hann, Timothy R. Tresch, William Evans, Keith Kost, Lauren Sozio, Patricia Travaline, Adam Oliveri, Ralph Jenkins, David McKenna, Gregory Garay, Michael Shaheen, Teresa Shine, Carl Laneave, Aaron Reinard
  • Publication number: 20190221319
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of initiating and/or routing communications within a system comprised of a plurality of disparate sub-systems is provided. The method includes collecting information from one or more sub-systems regarding participants in the integrated system, wherein collected information includes one or more of schedule, status, and contact information, wherein the collected information is stored in a central directory. A communication initiated by one of the sub-systems is received, and an event is identified within the received communication. A workflow plan is initiated based on the identified event, wherein the workflow plan utilizes collected information to generate workflow-driven communications to one or more participants. The workflow-driven communications is then delivered to the one or more participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Luke Bonde, Alex Conway, Scott Diestler, Claire Farney, Joe Hess, Michael Jenkins, Adam Lund, David Meyer, Adam Nunez Frausto, Jeff Rapp, John Rolf, Michael Schmid, Bobby Schmitt, Austin Schuch, Mclanahan Stevens, Michelle Thorsell
  • Publication number: 20190179080
    Abstract: A parallel position manipulator includes a top plate, a baseplate and a plurality of prismatic joint actuators. Each actuator includes an actuator joint having five Degrees of Freedom (DOF) at either the base plate or the top plate. When one or more of the actuators extends or contracts, the pivot points, or five DOF actuator joint, of the remaining actuators are allowed to shift in any axis other than that actuator's primary axis of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robert WILEY, Brett CLARK, Jason TROYER, John LOWER, Adam JENKINS, Clyde TROUTMAN, Johnny ISSA
  • Publication number: 20190170459
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower that has a plurality of air inlet modules each having stanchion disposed therein. The modular heat exchange tower also includes a series of heat exchange modules positioned above the air inlet modules along with a series of plenum modules position above said heat exchange modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Eric RASMUSSEN, Mark DAVISON, Dustin JENKINS, John DALTON
  • Patent number: 10311407
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an indication that a communication is to be sent from the first party to a second party, and, for the communication from the first party to the second party, generating a code that encodes an indication of a communication routing between the first party and the second party. The computer-implemented method further includes embedding the code into the communication such that the code is sent with the communication from the first party to the second party, receiving a response to the communication, wherein the response to the communication includes the embedded code, and decoding the embedded code to determine the communication routing between the first party and the second party. Still further, the computer-implemented method includes causing the response to the communication to be routed to the first party based on the determined communication routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: John M. Dillard, William Richard Simonovich, II, John Jenkins, Chadd Eugene Grove, Kimberly J. Timmons, Christy L. Conn, Kannan Balakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20190161802
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for assessing the risk of a human subject for developing colorectal cancer. These methods may be combined with the subjects clinical risk to improve risk analysis. Such methods may be used to assist decision making about appropriate colorectal cancer screening regimens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: The University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Mark Jenkins, Daniel Buchanan, John L. Hopper
  • Patent number: 10304414
    Abstract: Methods of integrity checking digitally displayed data in a display system having a display comprising a pixel array and a display system having a CPU configured to output data, a display screen comprising a pixel array with viewable and non-viewable areas, a GPU configured to receive the outputted data from the CPU and graphically render the information on the viewable area of the display screen, and a GIM engine configured to determine the integrity of drawn graphical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Bargh, Timothy John Roberts, Michael Paul Jenkins, William James Davidson, Michael John Allen, Damian Francis Minihan, Timothy George Riley, Steven Anthony Martin, Gary Quelcuti, Mark Andrew Paul Edwards
  • Patent number: 10271807
    Abstract: A real-time fluoroscopic imaging system includes a collimator and a detector which are rotationally movable independent of the support assembly, e.g., c-arm, to which they are mounted. Rotational movement of the collimator and the detector are coordinated such that the orientation of the detector with respect to the collimator does not change. The collimator may include a geared flange member to facilitate rotation, and may be a single molded piece formed of a plastic such as tungsten polymer material. The system may also include a plurality of interchangeable collimators characterized by different shapes. A display is provided to present an image to an operator, and image orientation logic displays a target anatomy in a selected orientation regardless of orientation of the target anatomy relative to the detector, and regardless of rotation of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: John Jenkins, Mark Guetersloh, Aleksey Danilkin, Tri Pham
  • Patent number: 10156844
    Abstract: A server-based system provides remote configuration of client electromechanical equipment and comparative analysis of sound data obtained therefrom. The server obtains equipment identification data from an endpoint device, and determines a confidence level of a suggested equipment configuration relative to various types of equipment having associated sound data files stored in a database. For sufficient matches (confidence levels exceeding a predetermined threshold value), the server associates the equipment with a selected one of the types of equipment, and conveys at least predetermined sound inspection positions to the endpoint device. A sound detection device is applied respective to the inspection points, wherein analog sound signals are collected from the equipment and converted into digital sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Discovery Sound Technology, LLC
    Inventors: John Jenkins, Jonathan Allan Harper
  • Patent number: D857202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Elekta Limited
    Inventors: Alexander John Baker, Malcolm Stanley Boyd, James Andrew Holt, Daniel Paul Jenkins, Anthony Paul Morris, Timothy Lewis Sharpe, Alexander James Woolley