Patents by Inventor John M. Adams

John M. Adams 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: 20200001214
    Abstract: A device and system for purifying a fluid is provided. The system includes a tank having an interior space and a media container disposed within the interior space. A valve is provided that cooperates with an element within the interior, the valve being movable between an open and a closed position. The valve being biased to the open position when the element is not positioned within the interior space, wherein the interior space is fluidly coupled to the atmosphere in the open position. The valve further being configured to move to a closed position when the element is positioned within the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul H. Adams, Stephen P. Huda, James M. Buckley, John Anthony Triunfo, Joseph K. Patterson, Michael T. La Tulippe, Robert Camp, Robert F. Smith
  • Patent number: 10517620
    Abstract: A system includes a catheter including an elongated carrier, a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto, the balloon being arranged to receive a fluid therein that inflates the balloon, and first and second electrodes within the balloon arranged to carry a voltage there-across including an initial high electrical voltage at an initial low current. The initial high electrical voltage causes an electrical arc to form across the first and second electrodes within the balloon. The electrical arc causes a gas bubble within the liquid, a high current to flow through the first and second electrodes, a decrease in the initial high electrical voltage, and a mechanical shock wave within the balloon. The system further includes a power source that provides the first and second electrodes with a drive voltage that creates the initial high electrical voltage at the initial current and that terminates the drive voltage in response to the decrease in the initial high electrical voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: John M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10517621
    Abstract: A method of delivering shock waves to treat calcified lesions includes advancing an angioplasty balloon mounted on a carrier, to reach the calcified lesion. A pair of electrodes is located within the balloon. The balloon is filled with a conductive fluid. A series of high voltage pulses are supplied to the electrodes. Each voltage pulse has sufficient energy to generate an arc in the fluid and allows current to flow across the pair of electrodes to produce a shock wave. During each pulse, the current flowing across the pair of electrodes is monitored. When the sensed current reaches a predetermined value, that voltage pulse is terminated. The predetermined value is selected to be high enough to ensure the creation of the arc while compensating for the variable dwell time between initial application of a given voltage pulse and creation of the arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Hakala, John M. Adams, Randy Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20190365400
    Abstract: A two-stage method is disclosed for treating calcified lesions within a wall of a blood vessel. The first step includes breaking apart a calcified lesion using a plurality of shockwaves generated in an angioplasty balloon of an angioplasty catheter device. The angioplasty balloon is dilated via a fluid to a first extent to fit against at least a portion of the wall of the blood vessel. A plurality of electrical pulses are delivered to a pair of electrodes disposed within the fluid inside the balloon. The electrical pulses have an amplitude sufficient to create plasma arcs in the fluid to generate shockwaves that are conducted through the fluid and through the balloon to the blood vessel, to crack the calcified lesion. After breaking apart the calcified lesion, the angioplasty balloon is allowed to further expand to a second extent greater than the first extent, thereby reshaping an opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. ADAMS, Daniel HAWKINS, Clifton A. ALFERNESS
  • Patent number: 10489455
    Abstract: A scoped search engine is disclosed. The scoped search engine includes a memory unit storing reference data records. The scoped search engine also includes a data comparison unit that searches the reference data records using different searches. The scoped search engine further includes a match analysis unit that combines result data from the different searches and determines a scope for a subsequent search based on the combined result data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC.
    Inventors: Samuel S. Adams, Igor Arsovski, Suparna Bhattacharya, John M. Cohn, Gary P. Noble, Krishnan S. Rengarajan
  • Publication number: 20190356561
    Abstract: A self-service experience for a change requester is provided. Authorized endpoint changes are identified along with corresponding change types. Resource attributes are identified and corresponding parameters of the resources are changed according to change window requirements. Where the changes comply with business policies, the changes are executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Constantin M. Adam, Shang Q. Guo, Brian L. Peterson, John J. Rofrano, Frederick Y. Wu, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10478202
    Abstract: A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. The system further includes a shock wave generator within the balloon that produces shock waves that propagate through the liquid for impinging upon the valve. The shock wave generator is moveable within the balloon to vary shock wave impingement on the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Adams, Thomas G. Goff
  • Patent number: 10470638
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a surface, comprising: providing a cleaning head, a housing, and a pump, the pump having a port, the cleaning head having a nozzle, and the cleaning head and housing being connected to one another; attaching a cleaning element with a first opening to the cleaning head so that the nozzle and the first opening are in registration; providing a flexible pouch having a cleaning fluid therein; connecting the port and the flexible pouch to form an air and fluid tight connection between the port and the flexible pouch; placing the cleaning element on a surface to be cleaned; and pumping, via the pump, the cleaning fluid from the flexible pouch through the nozzle and the first opening onto the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNGER MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph K. Patterson, James M. Buckley, John Lombardo, Stephen Huda, Paul H. Adams, Bryan Lee Roberts, Jr., Frank Wilde
  • Patent number: 10452850
    Abstract: On a computer system, a shell is invoked, through which a plurality of commands and/or scripts can be executed. Individual ones of the plurality of commands and/or scripts are validated. Given individual ones of the plurality of commands and/or scripts, for which the validation is successful, are executed via the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Constantin M. Adam, Shang Q. Guo, John J. Rofrano, Yaoping Ruan, Frederick Y. Wu, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10447757
    Abstract: A method is provided to eliminate many of the manual steps in a server change management process, creating a self-service experience for a change requester. The method may automatically retrieve the current state of a server; constrain the requested change to a valid, feasible specification; verify that the requested change is compliant with business policies; implement the changes automatically; and develop a knowledge base of automated change risk that is used to modify the change management business process by identifying safe changes that can be performed outside of change windows and/or during change freezes. The method can be applied to changes to physical servers, virtual servers, and servers in a cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Constantin M. Adam, Shang Q. Guo, Brian L. Peterson, John J. Rofrano, Frederick Y. Wu, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10420569
    Abstract: A guide wire, for use, for example, in guiding an elongated catheter through an artery or vein of a mammalian body having a stenosis and/or an occlusion therein, includes an elongated conductor having a longitudinal dimension, a proximal end and a distal end. The guide wire further includes an insulator overlying the elongated conductor. The insulator exposes a portion of the longitudinal dimension of the elongated conductor to form an electrode. The elongated conductor is arranged to be connected to a source of high voltage pulses to cause electrical arcs at the electrode that in turn form steam bubbles and shock waves to break the stenosis and/or open the occlusion and permit the guide wire to pass there through. Other embodiments are directed to a system including the guide wire and a method of using the guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: John M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10407741
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a transgenic corn comprising event MON87403 that exhibits increased grain yield. The disclosure also provides cells, plant parts, seeds, plants, commodity products related to the event, and DNA molecules that are unique to the event and were created by the insertion of transgenic DNA into the genome of a corn plant. The disclosure further provides methods for detecting the presence of said corn event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said corn event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, John A. Korte, Anagha M. Sant, J. Philip Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190175152
    Abstract: A method of calibrating an ultrasound probe includes mounting an ultrasound probe onto a calibration system, transmitting an ultrasound test signal from an element of the probe through a test medium of the calibration system, and receiving the test signal on a matrix of hydrophones such that an element's position relative to other elements and other arrays within the same probe can be computed. Further, the system described herein is configured to detect the acoustic performance of elements of a probe and report the results to an end user or service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: MAUI IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: David M. SMITH, Sharon L. ADAM, Donald F. SPECHT, Kenneth D. BREWER, John P. LUNSFORD, David J. SPECHT
  • Publication number: 20190160803
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Michael W Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A Desai, David M Walter, Ebonni J Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron
  • Publication number: 20190161448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound represented by formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are disclosed as useful for treating or preventing diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, NASH, inflammation related disorders, and related diseases and conditions. The compounds are useful as agonists of the G-protein coupled receptor GPR120. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Adams, Jason M. Cox, John S. Debenham, Scott Edmondson, Eric J. Gilbert, Yan Guo, Yu Jiang, Hubert Josien, Hyunjin M. Kim, Ping Lan, Shouwu Miao, Christopher W. Plummer, Murali Rajagopalan, Unmesh Shah, Zhongxiang Sun, Quang T. Truong, Feroze Ujjainwalla, Francisco Velazquez, Srikanth Venkatraman, Takao Suzuki, Nengxue Wang
  • Publication number: 20190069916
    Abstract: A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. The system further includes a shock wave generator within the balloon that produces shock waves. The shock waves propagate through the liquid and impinge upon the valve to decalcify and open the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel HAWKINS, John M. ADAMS
  • Patent number: 10206698
    Abstract: Described herein are low-profile electrodes for use with an angioplasty shockwave catheter. A low-profile electrode assembly may have an inner electrode, an insulating layer disposed over the inner electrode such that an opening in the insulating layer is aligned with the inner electrode, and an outer electrode sheath disposed over the insulating layer such that an opening in the outer electrode sheath is coaxially aligned with the opening in the insulating layer. This layered configuration allows for the generation of shockwaves that propagate outward from the side of the catheter. In some variations, the electrode assembly has a second inner electrode, and the insulating layer and outer electrode may each have a second opening that are coaxially aligned with the second inner electrode. An angioplasty shockwave catheter may have a plurality of such low-profile electrode assemblies along its length to break up calcified plaques along a length of a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Hakala, John M. Adams, Khoi T. Le, Show-Mean Steve Wu
  • Publication number: 20190021720
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together. The fasteners include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. The first and second members are substantially parallel to each other. The fasteners may be deployed in limited spaces and in various applications including the restoration of a gastroesophageal flap valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter, Stefan J.M. Kraemer, Clifton A. Alferness, John M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10159505
    Abstract: A system that breaks calcium in a liquid includes a catheter including first and second electrodes arranged to receive there-across a high electrical voltage at an initial low current. The high electrical voltage causes an electrical arc to form across the electrodes creating a gas bubble within the liquid, a high current to flow through the electrodes, and a mechanical shock wave. A power source provides the electrodes with the high electrical voltage at the initial current and terminates the high electrical voltage in response to the high current flow through the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Hakala, John M. Adams, Randy Holmberg
  • Patent number: 10149690
    Abstract: A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. The system further includes a shock wave generator within the balloon that produces shock waves. The shock waves propagate through the liquid and impinge upon the valve to decalcify and open the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Hawkins, John M. Adams