Patents by Inventor John Kula

John Kula 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: 20200243339
    Abstract: A method of doping a silicon-containing material. The method comprises forming at least one opening in a silicon-containing material and conformally forming a doped germanium material in the at least one opening and adjacent to the silicon-containing material. A dopant of the doped germanium material is transferred into the silicon-containing material. Methods of forming a semiconductor device are also disclosed, as are semiconductor devices comprising a doped silicon-containing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Francois H. Fabreguette, John A. Smythe, Witold Kula
  • Publication number: 20200066917
    Abstract: A transistor comprising a channel region on a material is disclosed. The channel region comprises a two-dimensional material comprising opposing sidewalls and oriented perpendicular to the material. A gate dielectric is on the two-dimensional material and gates are on the gate dielectric. Semiconductor devices and systems including at least one transistor are disclosed, as well as methods of forming a semiconductor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Witold Kula, Gurtej S. Sandhu, John A. Smythe
  • Publication number: 20110313511
    Abstract: The invention provides expandable tubular prostheses that are designed for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions, such as vulnerable plaques, and that are characterized by no foreshortening, optimal radial force and accuracy of deployment. In the treatment of vulnerable plaque, the device may be expanded in a blood vessel so that its central section at least partially contacts a vulnerable plaque lesion and/or the blood vessel wall in close proximity to the vulnerable plaque lesion. The invention also provides more general methods of treating atherosclerosis and promoting endothelialization using the prostheses of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Prescient Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Heringes, John Kula
  • Publication number: 20110238158
    Abstract: The invention provides expandable tubular endoluminal prostheses for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions of blood vessels, including vulnerable plaque lesions, and methods of treatment using the prostheses. Various prostheses of the invention are characterized by hoop strength suitable for treating vulnerable plaque lesions, good conformability and good apposition to vessel walls, as well as minimal coverage areas in order to minimize the inflammatory response to the implanted prostheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Prescient Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Heringes, John Kula, Ronald Rakos
  • Publication number: 20090036964
    Abstract: The invention provides expandable tubular prostheses that are designed for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions, such as vulnerable plaques, and that are characterized by no foreshortening, optimal radial force and accuracy of deployment. In the treatment of vulnerable plaque, the device may be expanded in a blood vessel so that its central section at least partially contacts a vulnerable plaque lesion and/or the blood vessel wall in close proximity to the vulnerable plaque lesion. The invention also provides more general methods of treating atherosclerosis and promoting endothelialization using the prostheses of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Prescient Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Heringes, John Kula
  • Publication number: 20080076530
    Abstract: Sponsored gaming allows a person to provide benefits to a person playing a game such as a slot machine, video poker, online gambling, etc. A sponsor can make a payment in order to improve the odds of a player winning a jackpot, round, hand or game. A sponsor can make a payment to improve a player's odds or to increase the number of units in a player's bet, or to cause other effects. A method for sponsoring gaming can include accessing a sponsor interface; selecting one or more sponsor variables and transferring value; and altering a game to provide a sponsored benefit to a player in response to the selected one or more sponsor variables. The sponsor variables can include a game or game console, a player, a payout, betting units, and/or a statistical advantage, for example. A host of the game, such as a casino or online betting operator, can receive a portion of the payment or other compensation for allowing the sponsorship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Charles John Kulas
  • Publication number: 20080077231
    Abstract: The invention provides expandable tubular endoluminal prostheses for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions of blood vessels, including vulnerable plaque lesions, and methods of treatment using the prostheses. Various prostheses of the invention are characterized by hoop strength suitable for treating vulnerable plaque lesions, good conformability and good apposition to vessel walls, as well as minimal coverage areas in order to minimize the inflammatory response to the implanted prostheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Prescient Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Heringes, John Kula, Ronald Rakos
  • Publication number: 20070239262
    Abstract: The invention provides expandable tubular endoluminal prostheses for the treatment of vulnerable plaque lesions and methods for treating vulnerable plaques using the prostheses. The endoprostheses may include at least two opposing ring-like end sections and a central section including a number of struts having parallel longitudinal axes connecting the ends sections. In use, the device is expanded in a blood vessel so that the central section at least partially contacts a vulnerable plaque lesion and/or the blood vessel wall in close proximity to the vulnerable plaque lesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Prescient Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kula
  • Publication number: 20070219451
    Abstract: The present invention provides balloon catheters in which lateral-viewing optical components for interrogating the walls of blood vessel lumens are disposed within the lumen of the balloon(s). Advantageously, low pressure compliant balloons are used to minimize the possibility of injury to the blood vessels. The expanded balloons at least substantially clear blood from the optical path between the vessel wall that is interrogated and the lateral-viewing optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: John Kula, Nicholas Green
  • Publication number: 20050165480
    Abstract: A device for treating or preventing a vascular condition at a mammalian vascular site, comprises an implant formed from a compressible, reticulated elastomeric matrix in a shape conducive to delivery through a delivery instrument. One or more implants are delivered in a compressed state to the mammmalian vascular site where each implant recovers substantially to its uncompressed state following deployment from a delivery instrument. In a preferred embodiment the matrix comprises cross-linked polycarbonate polyurethane-urea or cross-linked polycarbonate polyurea-urethane. In another preferred embodiment the matrix comprises a cross-linked polycarbonate polyurethane. In a yet further embodiment, the matrix comprises thermoplastic polycarbonate polyurethane or thermoplastic polycarbonate polyurethane-urea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Maybelle Jordan, Arindam Datta, Craig Friedman, George Sanderson, John Kula
  • Patent number: 6044047
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-CD player with a quick scanning feature where the multi-CD player stores samples of a portion of each of the CD's into a fast access memory device such as a random access memory (RAM). The multi-CD player provides a mode where the stored portions are played back quickly so that a user can select which CD to play based on the playback portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Charles John Kulas
  • Patent number: 4607636
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for applying tissue fasteners. The instrument includes a stationary jaw and a movable jaw mounted on a support body. The jaws are placed on the opposite sides of the tissue to be joined. The instrument includes means for holding the tissue between the jaws while the fasteners are being applied and to provide rigidity between the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kula, Anthony S. Miksza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4606345
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for applying two-piece fasteners to join tissue. The instrument includes a stationary jaw and a movable jaw mounted on a support body. The movable jaw holds the staple portion of the fastener and the stationary jaws include friction means for holding the receiver portion of the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen C. Dorband, Stephen J. Failla, John Kula
  • Patent number: 4605004
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for applying fasteners to tissue to be joined. The instrument includes a stationary jaw and a movable jaw mounted on a support body. The instrument has force supporting means cooperating with the movable jaw to reinforce the jaw as the fasteners are being placed in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: John Di Giovanni, John Kula