Patents by Inventor John M. Anderson

John M. Anderson 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: 10925596
    Abstract: A wound closure system and a method of closing a wound are disclosed. The wound closure system includes a plurality of skin anchors mechanically attached to external skin tissue around a periphery of a wound, a line extending between the skin anchors, the line slidably engaged with each skin anchor, a biasing member that provides tension on the line to draw all of the skin anchors toward the wound and a negative pressure wound dressing apparatus adapted to be used in conjunction with the wound closure system. The method of closing a wound includes the steps of attaching a plurality of skin anchors to external skin around a periphery of a wound, extending a line between the skin anchors around substantially the entire periphery of the wound, providing tension to the line to draw the skin anchors toward the wound, and applying a negative pressure to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: WOUND CARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Robert C. Wilke, Daniel M. Elliott, George M. Hoedeman, John J. Berkey, Paul J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20210048226
    Abstract: A water heater control system comprising an energy storage system electrically connected to a pilot valve operator and electrically isolated from a main valve operator. The energy storage system may be electrically connected to an ignition circuit. A thermoelectric device is in thermal communication with the pilot flame and electrically connected to a main valve operator. The water heater system may include a microcontroller configured to establish electrical communications between the device and the energy storage system, the pilot valve operator, and the main valve operator. The microcontroller may be configured to recognize a call for main burner operation, and may also be configured to check an available voltage of the energy storage system against a setpoint. The microcontroller may establish pilot flame operation with or without main burner operation, depending on whether a call for heat or recharging of the energy storage system is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick Hazzard, Gregory Young, Adam Myre, Peter M. Anderson, Rolf L. Strand, John D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20210047391
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for CGRP. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-CGRP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-CGRP antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-CGRP antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with CGRP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Robert Kovacevich, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Katie Olson Anderson, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Jens J. Billgren, John A. Latham, Danielle M. Mitchell, Patricia Dianne McNeill, Nicole M. Janson, Maria-Cristina Loomis
  • Patent number: 10893856
    Abstract: A wound closure system and a method of closing a wound are disclosed. The disclosure is directed to a wound closure system comprising a skin anchor mechanically attached to external skin tissue on a first side of a generally linear wound, an anchorable tensioning apparatus mechanically attached to external skin tissue on an opposite side of the wound, and a line extending between the skin anchor and the tensioning apparatus to movably connect the anchor to the tensioning apparatus. The line is fixedly engaged with an anchor on one side of the wound while the tensioning apparatus provides tension on the line to draw the skin anchor and the tensioning apparatus toward each other and toward the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Wound Care Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Elliott, George M. Hoedeman, John J. Berkey, Paul J. Anderson, Robert C. Wilke
  • Publication number: 20210007846
    Abstract: An actuator sleeve includes resiliency features that may reduce chronic strain on valve annulus implants. The resiliency features may relate to one or more of a material, a manufacture, a dimension, and/or design attribute of the sleeve. In one aspect the resiliency features may allow deformation of the sleeve at frame interfaces to distribute forces to reduce the frame fatigue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Graham Krumpelmann
  • Patent number: 10865681
    Abstract: An aftertreatment component's shape, entrance geometry, and/or position within an aftertreatment assembly can be modified for local and/or bulk exhaust flow control. In some implementations, a body of the aftertreatment component has a non-circular cross-section, a non-circular opening, and/or a variable face geometry. The non-circular cross-section and/or opening can be of a variety of different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Buechler, Randolph G. Zoran, Ryan M. Johnson, Stephen M. Holl, Taren DeHart, Jim L. Alonzo, Matthew L. Anderson, Apoorv Kalyankar, George Eugene Mavroudis, Gaurav Hemant Pandit
  • Patent number: 10866291
    Abstract: Devices and systems can be configured to guide an instrument to a target region. The guide system may include an imaging guide including a first segment, the first segment including a guide region and imaging coils surrounding the guide region; and a platform. The platform may include a first rail, a second rail disposed parallel to the first rail, and a positioning member disposed between the first rail and the second rail. The positioning member may include a positioning frame having an entry region. The positioning frame may be movably disposed with respect to the first and second rails in a first direction and a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. The platform may be disposed with respect to the imaging guide so that a position of the entry region is within the guide region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Boulis, John N. Oshinski, Jason J. Lamanna, Cody Dillion Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200383783
    Abstract: A valve annulus repair system joins anchors at one or both of their proximal and distal ends to construct an implant to reshape the annulus. A removable frame may be used to position the anchors proximate to the annulus and to adjust the shape of the annulus. The frame may support the anchors during deployment of the system, release the anchors during construction of the implant, adjust the shape of the implant (and concomitantly the shape of the reconstructed valve) during an adjustment/cinching process, retain the adjusted shape of the valve annulus while relative anchor positions are secured, and release the anchors to enable the frame to be removed from the deployment site following implant construction. With such a system, a low-profile, flexile annular valve implant with reduced the risks of migration, fracture, embolism and thrombus may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20200368190
    Abstract: Provided in some embodiments are methods of treating or preventing Raynaud's, comprising prescribing and/or administering to an individual in need thereof 2-(((1r,4r)-4-(((4-chlorophenyl)(phenyl)carbamoyloxy)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid (Compound 1), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, or solvate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: John W. ADAMS, Christen M. ANDERSON, William R. SHANAHAN
  • Patent number: 10815920
    Abstract: Engine systems and methods improve emission control through the use of concurrent HCI and EGR. An engine system includes at least two cylinders. A fuel system intermittently supplies a first fuel stream to the first cylinder and a second fuel stream to the second cylinder. An intake system supplies combustion air to the cylinders. An exhaust manifold has one or more interior chambers through which the exhaust gas from the cylinders passes. An EGR circuit is connected between the exhaust manifold and the intake system and includes an EGR valve. A controller operates the fuel system to supply the first fuel stream to deliver fuel to the exhaust system while operating the fuel system to stop the second fuel stream from delivering fuel to the exhaust system, and to open, concurrently with operating the fuel system to supply the first fuel stream, the EGR valve to supply the exhaust gas to the intake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: John R. Koenigsfeld, Matthew R. Evers, Graham S. Anderson, Kevin M. Ver Lee, John C. Scheider
  • Publication number: 20200306500
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a proximal diameter. The guide extension catheter may additionally include a collar member attached to the distal end of the proximal member, the collar member comprising a base portion and one or more ribs connected to the base portion and extending distally away from the base portion. In still some additional embodiments, the guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath member attached to the collar member, the distal sheath member having a distal diameter larger than the proximal diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY STEVEN FULLER, JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOHN E. USCHOLD
  • Publication number: 20200263588
    Abstract: Methods of combining catalytic plates into an assembly of a non-monolithic structure, such as a catalyst substrate or filter assembly, of an exhaust aftertreatment system. A plurality of plates may be disposed within a housing in an arrangement that may define a catalytically active volume of a substrate. Each of the plurality of plates may be single-curved or multiple-curved and/or may be represented by three-dimensional nestable structures. The arrangement of plates may be configured such that the flow is axial, radial, or represented by a hybrid, multi-segment intake path. The plurality of plates may be arranged such that they are configured to receive targeted amounts of coating agent, which may differ among the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Taren DeHart, Randolph G. Zoran, Ryan M. Johnson, Stephen M. Holl, John G. Buechler, Matthew L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10735033
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is built from a base module and a plurality of front-end modules. Each of the plurality of front-end modules is configured to operate a different one of a plurality of radio frequency services and having a front-end module connector configured to removeably mate with a base module connector of the base module. A particular front-end module is connected to the base module. Upon connection of the particular front-end module to the base module connector, the base module reads information from a memory of the particular front-end module to determine the radio service that the particular front-end module is configured to operate and to supply the control signals to configure and control front-end circuitry of the front-end module to operate the radio service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred J. Anderson, Paul J. Stager, John M. Blosco, Qing Zhao, David Kloper
  • Patent number: 10728652
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit geometry of the audio drivers can be configured to bounce off a surface supporting the array speaker to improve the distribution of music throughout the room. The array speaker can include a number of vibration isolation elements distributed within a housing of the array speaker. The vibration isolation elements can be configured to reduce the strength of forces generated by a subwoofer of the array speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Stanley, Simon K. Porter, John H. Sheerin, Glenn K. Trainer, Jason C. Della Rosa, Ethan L. Huwe, Sean T. McIntosh, Erik L. Wang, Christopher J. Stringer, Molly J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10713225
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simplifying data structuring in a database by applying a first content structure to interrelate a plurality of data packets and refining the interrelations based on data packet attributes are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including: a structure database that can include a content structure including a plurality of content categories; and a content library database. The content library database can include a plurality of data packets. The system can include a server that can receive a plurality of data packets, organize the content according to the content structure, and update the organization of at least some of the data packets based on a determined attribute of those data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jose P. Gonzalez-Brenes, Ilya Goldin, Johann A. Larusson, John Behrens, Thomas McTavish, Yun Jin Rho, Jacob M. Anderson, Gennadiy A. Kukartsev
  • Publication number: 20200204909
    Abstract: A voice-controlled electronic device that includes an axisymmetric device housing having a longitudinal axis bisecting opposing top and bottom surfaces and a side surface extending between the top and bottom surfaces. The device can further include a plurality of microphones disposed within the device housing and distributed radially around the longitudinal axis; a processor configured to execute computer instructions stored in a computer-readable memory for interacting with a user and processing voice commands received by the plurality of microphones and first and second transducers configured to generate sound waves within different frequency ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Stanley, Simon K. Porter, John H. Sheerin, Glenn K. Trainer, Jason C. Della Rosa, Ethan L. Huwe, Sean T. McIntosh, Erik L. Wang, Christopher J. Stringer, Molly J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10682494
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a proximal diameter. The guide extension catheter may additionally include a collar member attached to the distal end of the proximal member, the collar member comprising a base portion and one or more ribs connected to the base portion and extending distally away from the base portion. In still some additional embodiments, the guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath member attached to the collar member, the distal sheath member having a distal diameter larger than the proximal diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Steven Fuller, James M. Anderson, John E. Uschold
  • Publication number: 20200136657
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is built from a base module and a plurality of front-end modules. Each of the plurality of front-end modules is configured to operate a different one of a plurality of radio frequency services and having a front-end module connector configured to removeably mate with a base module connector of the base module. A particular front-end module is connected to the base module. Upon connection of said particular front-end module to the base module connector, the base module reads information from a memory of said particular front-end module to determine the radio service that the particular front-end module is configured to operate and to supply the control signals to configure and control front-end circuitry of the front-end module to operate the radio service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fred J. Anderson, Paul J. Stager, John M. Blosco, Qing Zhao, David Kloper
  • Publication number: 20200123993
    Abstract: Engine systems and methods improve emission control through the use of concurrent HCI and EGR. An engine system includes at least two cylinders. A fuel system intermittently supplies a first fuel stream to the first cylinder and a second fuel stream to the second cylinder. An intake system supplies combustion air to the cylinders. An exhaust manifold has one or more interior chambers through which the exhaust gas from the cylinders passes. An EGR circuit is connected between the exhaust manifold and the intake system and includes an EGR valve. A controller operates the fuel system to supply the first fuel stream to deliver fuel to the exhaust system while operating the fuel system to stop the second fuel stream from delivering fuel to the exhaust system, and to open, concurrently with operating the fuel system to supply the first fuel stream, the EGR valve to supply the exhaust gas to the intake system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Koenigsfeld, Matthew R. Evers, Graham S. Anderson, Kevin M. Ver Lee, John C. Scheider
  • Patent number: 10609473
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit geometry of the audio drivers can be configured to bounce off a surface supporting the array speaker to improve the distribution of music throughout the room. The array speaker can include a number of vibration isolation elements distributed within a housing of the array speaker. The vibration isolation elements can be configured to reduce the strength of forces generated by a subwoofer of the array speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Stanley, Simon K. Porter, John H. Sheerin, Glenn K. Trainer, Jason C. Della Rosa, Ethan L. Huwe, Sean T. McIntosh, Erik L. Wang, Christopher J. Stringer, Molly J. Anderson