Patents by Inventor John Linton

John Linton 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: 10506339
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an integrated speaker-light unit includes a base unit adapted to be mounted to a fixture of an aircraft, a speaker unit disposed proximate the base unit, a horn element having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end positioned proximate the speaker unit and defining a first aperture, and the distal end defining a second aperture, where a greatest measurement of the second aperture is larger than a greatest measurement of the first aperture, an LED unit disposed at least partially in the horn element, and a housing element at least partially surrounding the horn element. The greatest measurement of the second aperture may be less than 4 inches. The base unit may be mounted to a passenger service unit such that the integrated speaker-light unit is presented as a passenger reading light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dunn, Eric Johannessen, Gannon T. Gambeski, John Terence Barker, Ronnie R. Moss, Jesse Richard Peck, Robert Linton, Jonathan Todzia, Donald LaSala, Luis Sam
  • Publication number: 20190290495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Preferred embodiments can utilize tissue grasping elements to apply a wound closing force to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond M. Dunn, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Linton, Mark Richardson, Carl Saxby, Tim Stern
  • Publication number: 20190249714
    Abstract: A layer is provided for a thrust bushing, for example a torque converter thrust bushing. A phenolic resin is bonded directly to a bearing surface of a rotating component to form the layer without any substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Linton, John Volcansek, Joseph Bonvissuto, Jung-Feng Hu, Rashid Farahati
  • Publication number: 20190231945
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods disclosed herein relate to various embodiments of wound fillers that, in some cases, preferentially collapse in one direction as compared to another direction. Such apparatuses and methods may aid in the closure of wounds and may further be used in combination with pressure sensors and controllers to provide for controlled collapse of the wound fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Carl Saxby, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, John Christian Hoggarth, Tim Stern, Andrew Linton
  • Publication number: 20190141447
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an overhead passenger service unit (PSU) for a vehicle, comprising: a mounting mechanism for mounting the PSU above at least one vehicle seat; a dynamic seat row marker that provides an indication of a seat position and a status portion indicating a status of a passenger or trip aspect that is readily viewable from a vehicle aisle and is changeable during a trip; and a programmable active display that is readily viewable from a passenger seat and provides trip changeable information about the trip to the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Dunn, Eric Johannessen, Gannon Gambeski, John Barker, Ronnie R. Moss, Jesse Peck, Robert Linton, Jonathan Todzia, Donald LaSala, Luis Sam
  • Publication number: 20190118173
    Abstract: An interface is provided for storing microfluidic samples in a nanoliter sample chip. A fluid access structure provides a fluid access region to a selected subset of sample wells from an array of sample wells. A fluid introduction mechanism introduces a sample fluid to the fluid access region so that the sample wells in the selected subset are populated with the sample fluid without the unselected sample wells being populated with the sample fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tanya S. KANIGAN, Steve SMITH, John LINTON, Robert HESS, Karl YODER, Colin J. H. BRENAN
  • Patent number: 10213761
    Abstract: A differentially coated device for conducting a plurality of nano-volume specified reactions, the device comprising a platen having at least one exterior surface modified to a specified physicochemical property, a plurality of nano-volume channels, each nano-volume channel having at least one interior surface in communication with the at least one exterior surface that is selectively coated with an optionally dissolvable coating agent physisorbed to at least one interior surface, wherein the optionally dissolvable coating agent comprises a coating agent and a first component for the plurality of specified reactions. Methods for preparing and using such devices are also provided, as well as a method of registering a location of a dispenser array in relation to a microfluidic array. A first one of the dispenser array and the microfluidic array is movable in relation to the frame, and the other of the first one of the dispenser array and the microfluidic array is fixed relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Colin J. H. Brenan, Jamie Cho, Javier Garcia, Robert Hess, Tanya S. Kanigan, Arrin Katz, Namyong Kim, John Linton, Shailesh Srivastava, Karl Yoder
  • Publication number: 20180361345
    Abstract: The invention features methods of making devices, or “platens”, having a high-density array of through-holes, as well as methods of cleaning and refurbishing the surfaces of the platens. The invention further features methods of making high-density arrays of chemical, biochemical, and biological compounds, having many advantages over conventional, lower-density arrays. The invention includes methods by which many physical, chemical or biological transformations can be implemented in serial or in parallel within each addressable through-hole of the devices. Additionally, the invention includes methods of analyzing the contents of the array, including assaying of physical properties of the samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Hess, John Linton, Tanya S. Kanigan, Colin Brenan, Can Ozbal
  • Patent number: 10065189
    Abstract: An interface is provided for storing microfluidic samples in a nanoliter sample chip. A fluid access structure provides a fluid access region to a selected subset of sample wells from an array of sample wells. A fluid introduction mechanism introduces a sample fluid to the fluid access region so that the sample wells in the selected subset are populated with the sample fluid without the unselected sample wells being populated with the sample fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tanya S. Kanigan, Steve Smith, John Linton, Robert Hess, Karl Yoder, Colin John Herbert Brenan
  • Patent number: 9968903
    Abstract: The invention features methods of making devices, or “platens”, having a high-density array of through-holes, as well as methods of cleaning and refurbishing the surfaces of the platens. The invention further features methods of making high-density arrays of chemical, biochemical, and biological compounds, having many advantages over conventional, lower-density arrays. The invention includes methods by which many physical, chemical or biological transformations can be implemented in serial or in parallel within each addressable through-hole of the devices. Additionally, the invention includes methods of analyzing the contents of the array, including assaying of physical properties of the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Hess, John Linton, Tanya S. Kanigan, Colin Brenan, Can Ozbal
  • Publication number: 20160332133
    Abstract: The invention features methods of making devices, or “platens”, having a high-density array of through-holes, as well as methods of cleaning and refurbishing the surfaces of the platens. The invention further features methods of making high-density arrays of chemical, biochemical, and biological compounds, having many advantages over conventional, lower-density arrays. The invention includes methods by which many physical, chemical or biological transformations can be implemented in serial or in parallel within each addressable through-hole of the devices. Additionally, the invention includes methods of analyzing the contents of the array, including assaying of physical properties of the samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Robert HESS, John LINTON, Tanya S. KANIGAN, Colin BRENAN, Can OZBAL
  • Patent number: 9428800
    Abstract: A system for holding at least one of sample and reagent for analysis. The system includes a pair of parallel covers, at least one of which is light transmissive, of which pair a light transmissive cover forms a top, and of which pair the other forms a bottom. A frame is disposed between the covers to define, in relation to the covers, an interior volume. The frame and the covers are associated with one another to form a case, the case being substantially tight to liquids. A microfluidic array is disposed in the interior volume. The array includes a sheet of material having a pair of opposed surfaces, a thickness, and a plurality of through-holes running through the thickness between the surfaces, the through-holes containing at least one of sample and reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John Linton, Arrin Katz, Colin Brenan, Karl Yoder, Robert Hess, Leila Madrone, Robert Ellis, Tanya Kanigan, Kristine Friesen, Thomas Morrison, Javier Garcia
  • Publication number: 20160210875
    Abstract: Various embodiments for prescribing electronic resources based on observational assessments are described. One example system includes a communication unit for sending and receiving data, a recommendation engine, and an assignment engine. The recommendation engine receives observation data related to a target subject, identifies one or more electronic resources that correspond to the observation data, and provides data describing the one or more electronic resources for display to an observer. The recommendation engine is coupled to the communication unit to provide the data representing the one or more electronic resources. The assignment engine receives an assignment request requesting an assignment of at least one electronic resource from the one or more electronic resources to the target subject for completion. The assignment engine also assigns the at least one electronic resource to the target subject. The assignment engine is coupled to the communication unit to receive the assignment request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Chet Dee Linton, Cory John Linton, Jonathan E. Smalley, Derris Todd Moore
  • Publication number: 20160167044
    Abstract: An interface is provided for storing microfluidic samples in a nanoliter sample chip. A fluid access structure provides a fluid access region to a selected subset of sample wells from an array of sample wells. A fluid introduction mechanism introduces a sample fluid to the fluid access region so that the sample wells in the selected subset are populated with the sample fluid without the unselected sample wells being populated with the sample fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Tanya S. KANIGAN, Steve SMITH, John LINTON, Robert HESS, Karl YODER, Colin John Herbert BRENAN
  • Patent number: 9314764
    Abstract: The invention features methods of making devices, or “platens”, having a high-density array of through-holes, as well as methods of cleaning and refurbishing the surfaces of the platens. The invention further features methods of making high-density arrays of chemical, biochemical, and biological compounds, having many advantages over conventional, lower-density arrays. The invention includes methods by which many physical, chemical or biological transformations can be implemented in serial or in parallel within each addressable through-hole of the devices. Additionally, the invention includes methods of analyzing the contents of the array, including assaying of physical properties of the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Hess, John Linton, Tanya S. Kanigan, Colin Brenan, Can Ozbal
  • Patent number: 9266108
    Abstract: An interface is provided for storing microfluidic samples in a nanoliter sample chip. A fluid access structure provides a fluid access region to a selected subset of sample wells from an array of sample wells. A fluid introduction mechanism introduces a sample fluid to the fluid access region so that the sample wells in the selected subset are populated with the sample fluid without the unselected sample wells being populated with the sample fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tanya S. Kanigan, Steve Smith, John Linton, Robert Hess, Karl Yoder, Colin John Herbert Brenan
  • Patent number: 9262746
    Abstract: Various embodiments for prescribing electronic resources based on observational assessments are described. One example system includes a communication unit for sending and receiving data, a recommendation engine, and an assignment engine. The recommendation engine receives observation data related to a target subject, identifies one or more electronic resources that correspond to the observation data, and provides data describing the one or more electronic resources for display to an observer. The recommendation engine is coupled to the communication unit to provide the data representing the one or more electronic resources. The assignment engine receives an assignment request requesting an assignment of at least one electronic resource from the one or more electronic resources to the target subject for completion. The assignment engine also assigns the at least one electronic resource to the target subject. The assignment engine is coupled to the communication unit to receive the assignment request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK, LLC
    Inventors: Chet Dee Linton, Cory John Linton, Jonathan E. Smalley, Derris Todd Moore
  • Publication number: 20150038377
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser for a microfluidic assay system is described. The dispenser includes at least one transfer pin for transferring a microfluidic sample of liquid to a target receptacle. A pin tip at one end of the transfer pin is structured to cooperate with an opening in the target receptacle. The tip uses a high voltage potential to transfer the sample from the pin to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Leila Madrone, John Linton, Colin John Herbert Brenan
  • Patent number: RE46326
    Abstract: A method and system for providing point-of-sale and point-of-delivery and/or distribution of products in a restricted access unit near the customer. The method and system utilize products equipped with radio frequency tags and reduce the effects of energy sharing, shadowing, and nulls. In one embodiment, a plurality of RF tagged products are placed within a refrigerator, cabinet, or other micro-warehouse that has a door or opening that can detect access to the micro-warehouse. In one embodiment, one or more antennas are positioned within the door. Each antenna may have a transmission line of sight and be configured to emit a signal at predefined frequencies. Each antenna generates an electromagnetic field within the micro-warehouse. In one embodiment, the products are positioned in one or more bins, compartments, or similar devices located within the micro-warehouse such that at least two of the plurality of products are spaced a distance from each other to reduce energy sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Dearing, Gediminas Vidugiris, William A. Linton, John Linton, Julia E. Krueger
  • Patent number: RE47599
    Abstract: A method and system for providing point-of-sale and point-of-delivery and/or distribution of products in a restricted access unit near the customer. The method and system utilize products equipped with radio frequency tags and reduce the effects of energy sharing, shadowing, and nulls. In one embodiment, a plurality of RF tagged products are placed within a refrigerator, cabinet, or other micro-warehouse that has a door or opening that can detect access to the micro-warehouse. In one embodiment, one or more antennas are positioned within the door. Each antenna may have a transmission line of sight and be configured to emit a signal at predefined frequencies. Each antenna generates an electromagnetic field within the micro-warehouse. In one embodiment, the products are positioned in one or more bins, compartments, or similar devices located within the micro-warehouse such that at least two of the plurality of products are spaced a distance from each other to reduce energy sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Dearing, Gediminas Vidugiris, William A. Linton, John Linton, Julia E. Krueger