Patents by Inventor John M. Baker

John M. Baker 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: 20200368060
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for removing heat from subcutaneously disposed lipid-rich cells are disclosed. In selected embodiments, suction and/or heat removal sources are coupled to an applicator. The applicator includes a flexible portion and a rigid portion. The rigid portion includes a thermally conductive plate and a frame coupling the thermally conductive plate and the flexible portion. An interior cavity of the applicator is in fluid communication with the suction source, and the frame maintains contiguous engagement between the heat removal source and the thermally conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark William Baker, Jospeh Coakley, Paul William Martens, Albert L. Ollerdessen, William Patrick Pennybacker, Jesse N. Rosen, Peter Yee, John M. Allison
  • Patent number: 10762456
    Abstract: Access is obtained to raw historic information technology migration data, which data is transformed in accordance with a classification scheme to obtain classified key historic information technology migration data. A statistical model with conditional distributions of the key historic information technology migration data is built. Prior to a new information technology migration project, access is obtained to incomplete data characterizing the new information technology migration project. The statistical model is used to derive data missing from the incomplete data characterizing the new information technology migration project, to obtain derived data. At least one of a migration plan and an estimate for the new information technology migration project is created based on the incomplete data and the derived data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Baker, Yun-Wu Huang, Matthew A. Markley, Venkata Vinay Parisa, Birgit M. Pfitzmann
  • Patent number: 10734110
    Abstract: A caregiver badge system includes a caregiver badge configured to be worn by a caregiver and having a cavity defined therein. An identification badge is configured to be positioned within the cavity. The identification badge is removable from the caregiver badge. A transceiver is positioned within the caregiver badge and configured to communicate with a positioning system to identify a location of the caregiver. A battery is positioned within the caregiver badge to power the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley T. Smith, Andrew S. Robinson, Steven D. Baker, Pamela Wells, John S. Schroder, Kiana M. Dezelon, Laura A. Hassey, Thomas A. Myers, Eric D. Agdeppa, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20200219374
    Abstract: A patient fall detection system includes a computer and multiple transceivers mounted at fixed locations in a healthcare facility. The transceivers are electronically coupled to the computer. A patient identification tag is worn by a patient and includes a tag transceiver. The high-accuracy locating system monitors a location of the patient ID tag via signals from the tag transceiver to determine whether a patient has entered a bathroom. The computer monitors at least one of an elevation of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, an elevation drop of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, or a time that the patient ID tag has been in the bathroom to determine whether the patient has fallen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Laura A. Hassey, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Kiana M. Dezelon, John S. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20200185087
    Abstract: A caregiver badge system includes a caregiver badge configured to be worn by a caregiver and having a cavity defined therein. An identification badge is configured to be positioned within the cavity. The identification badge is removable from the caregiver badge. A transceiver is positioned within the caregiver badge and configured to communicate with a positioning system to identify a location of the caregiver. A battery is positioned within the caregiver badge to power the transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley T. Smith, Andrew S. Robinson, Steven D. Baker, Pamela Wells, John S. Schroder, Kiana M. Dezelon, Laura A. Hassey, Thomas A. Myers, Eric D. Agdeppa, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10647286
    Abstract: Occupant safety systems suitable for use in both traditional and opposed seating systems include various combinations of passive safety components: sensors that provides an output signal indicative of an imminent collision, seats selectively moveable relative to seat support structures in response to the output signal, inflatable restraints deployable from lap portions of a tensioned restraint based on the output signal, airbags deployable from a roof of a vehicle based on the output signal, cabin dividers deployable from a side of a cabin of the vehicle or the roof of the vehicle based on the output signal, and curtain airbags deployable between an occupant and the side of the cabin of the vehicle based on the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel J. Dennis, Arturo Llamazares Domper, Rikard Fredriksson, Alexander M. Zoellner, Lukas Satas, Jorge C. Fialho, John J. Baker, Jesse T. Buehler, Ronald A. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10629049
    Abstract: A patient fall detection system includes a computer and multiple transceivers mounted at fixed locations in a healthcare facility. The transceivers are electronically coupled to the computer. A patient identification tag is worn by a patient and includes a tag transceiver. The high-accuracy locating system monitors a location of the patient ID tag via signals from the tag transceiver to determine whether a patient has entered a bathroom. The computer monitors at least one of an elevation of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, an elevation drop of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, or a time that the patient ID tag has been in the bathroom to determine whether the patient has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura A. Hassey, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Kiana M. Dezelon, John S. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20200084306
    Abstract: This disclosure describes features and methods of formation of a data port for a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a device housing having a wall defining a data port opening. An anchoring feature is formed along a portion of the wall defining the data port opening. A structural support member is positioned within the data port opening and reinforces the data port opening. A polymer material fills a gap between the structural support member and a portion of the wall defining the data port opening. The polymer material engages the anchoring feature to retain the structural support member within the data port opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Logan M. Ames, Lucy E. Browning, Martin J. Auclair, Ricky C. Lee, Paul U. Leutheuser, Yaocheng Zhang, John J. Baker
  • Publication number: 20190234265
    Abstract: A diagnostic system and method for a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) of an exhaust system of a vehicle comprise at least one heater associated with at least one oxygen (O2) sensor disposed proximate to the GPF in the exhaust system and a controller configured to determine a status of the GPF based on a duty cycle of the at least one O2 sensor heater and, based on the determined status of the GPF, detect a malfunction of the GPF or whether to regenerate the GPF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Edward E Baker, Robert Jerger, James J Daley, John R Jaye, Roger C Sager, Joseph M Dekar, Mark L Lott, Brian L Terwedo, Jospeh B Unsworth, Jordan E Easter, Luis J Del Rio, Wei-Jun Yang, Lydell S Powell, Xuefei Chen, Andrew Brocker
  • Publication number: 20190228632
    Abstract: A patient fall detection system includes a computer and multiple transceivers mounted at fixed locations in a healthcare facility. The transceivers are electronically coupled to the computer. A patient identification tag is worn by a patient and includes a tag transceiver. The high-accuracy locating system monitors a location of the patient ID tag via signals from the tag transceiver to determine whether a patient has entered a bathroom. The computer monitors at least one of an elevation of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, an elevation drop of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, or a time that the patient ID tag has been in the bathroom to determine whether the patient has fallen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Laura A. Hassey, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Kiana M. Dezelon, John S. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20190208347
    Abstract: An audio system that adjusts one or more beam patterns emitted by one or more loudspeaker arrays based on the preferences of users/listeners is described. The audio system includes an audio receiver that contains a listener location estimator, a listener identifier, and a voice command processor. Inputs from the listener location estimator, the listener identifier, and the voice command processor are fed into an array processor. The array processor drives the one or more loudspeaker arrays to emit beam patterns into the listening area based on inputs from each of these devices. By examining the location, preferred usage settings, and voice commands from listeners, the generated beam patterns are customized to the explicit and implicit preferences of the listeners with minimal direct input. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: John J. Baker, Martin E. Johnson, Afrooz Family, Michael B. Howes, Craig M. Stanley, Brad G. Boozer
  • Publication number: 20190186297
    Abstract: A lubrication system for gas turbine engine includes a main lubricant passage for providing lubricant from a lubricant supply to a lubricant manifold. The lubricant manifold includes first and second lubricant passages The lubricant manifold is configured to supply lubricant to first and second separate parts of a geared architecture at different first and second lubricant flow conditions. A first filter element is provided within a radial tube for supplying lubricant to the first passage of the lubricant manifold and a second filter element is provided within a second radial tube for supplying lubricant to the second lubricant passage of the lubricant manifold. The first filter element is different than the second filter element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John R. Otto, Stephanie M. Baker
  • Publication number: 20190169584
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an Asperigillus niger host cell comprising a gene of interest operatively linked to an ecm33 promoter of an ascomycete fungi, wherein the gene of interest is heterologous to the ecm33 promoter and/or to Asperigillus niger. In some embodiments, the gene of interest is a glycoside hydrolase enzyme. In some embodiments, the glycoside hydrolase enzyme is a glucosidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John M. Gladden, Saori Amaike Campen, Jinxiang Zhang, Jon K. Magnuson, Scott E. Baker, Blake A. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7094614
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a CVD process used to deposit films on semiconductor substrates wherein the by-products of the reaction are measured and monitored during the reaction preferably using mass spectrometry and the results used to calculate the concentrations of the by-products and to control the CVD reaction process based on the by-product concentrations. An exemplary CVD process is the deposition of tungsten metal on a semiconductor wafer. A preferred method and apparatus uses a capillary gas sampling device for removing the by-product gases of the reaction as a feed for the mass spectrometer. The capillary gas sampling device is preferably connected to a differential pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas S. Armbrust, John M. Baker, Arne W. Ballantine, Roger W. Cheek, Doreen D. DiMilia, Mark L. Reath, Michael B. Rice
  • Patent number: 6445530
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for supplying bi-directional load current to a load device. Four current sensing metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors are operably configured to form an H-bridge with the load device, each transistor having separately insulated gate, source and drain and sense terminals with a source to drain conductivity determined in relation to a voltage applied to the gate terminal and a sense current from the sense terminal determined in relation to a magnitude of source to drain current. Drive voltages are applied to the gate terminals of alternating pairs of the transistors to apply the load current to the load device. The sense currents are used to provide adaptive, closed-loop clamping of the drive voltages at levels sufficient to maintain the non-load current conducting transistors in a quiescent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: John M. Baker
  • Publication number: 20020094681
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a CVD process used to deposit films on semiconductor substrates wherein the by-products of the reaction are measured and monitored during the reaction preferably using mass spectrometry and the results used to calculate the concentrations of the by-products and to control the CVD reaction process based on the by-product concentrations. An exemplary CVD process is the deposition of tungsten metal on a semiconductor wafer. A preferred method and apparatus uses a capillary gas sampling device for removing the by-product gases of the reaction as a feed for the mass spectrometer. The capillary gas sampling device is preferably connected to a differential pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Douglas S. Armbrust, John M. Baker, Arne W. Ballantine, Roger W. Cheek, Doreen D. DiMilia, Mark L. Reath, Michael B. Rice
  • Patent number: 6420274
    Abstract: A method for conditioning the inside walls of a process chamber is described incorporating a selected process gas such as Br, Br2, HBr, Cl2, HCl, F2, SiFx, and NF3, a pressure controller, and a timer for soaking the chamber. The invention overcomes the problem of running dummy product wafers to condition the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Baker, Marc Waine Cantell, Paul Wiliam Pastel, Alejandro Gabriel Schrott, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 6272733
    Abstract: An improved method and procedure of change-out of a defective power transformer. A replacement transformer is temporarily substituted for the defective transformer which is to be removed. The replacement transformer is brought to the transformer site and placed on a suitable support while the defective transformer is disconnected. The replacement transformer is temporarily electrically connected between the incoming utility lines and customer facility, and the defective transformer is removed. In the event the site has become contaminated by leaking transformer fluid or the like, the site is cleaned up. Then, the replacement transformer or another transformer, is moved to the site and connected in place of the removed defective transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: John M. Baker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6208280
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for converting a pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal to an analog voltage signal. A current source is provided to supply electrical charge at a controllable rate to a ramp capacitor which, during successively occurring cycles of the PWM signal, alternatively receives electrical charge from the current source and discharges previously received electrical charge. A first sampling capacitor receives electrical charge from the ramp capacitor to output a feedback voltage to a feedback circuit to adjust the rate of electrical charge supplied by the current source, with the charge transferred to the first sampling capacitor determined in relation to the charge stored on the ramp capacitor over an entire PWM cycle. A second sampling capacitor receives electrical charge from the ramp capacitor to output the analog voltage, with the charge transferred to the second sampling capacitor determined in relation to the duty cycle of the PWM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: John M. Baker, Edward N. Jeffrey, Robert Whyte, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6016043
    Abstract: A motor control circuit controls a motor in a disc drive is provided. The motor control circuit includes a commutation circuit which provides commutation signals to the motor to commutate the motor at a commutation frequency. A frequency modulation circuit is operably coupled to the commutation circuit. The frequency modulation circuit provides a modulation signal which frequency modulates the commutation frequency according to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Motzko, Garry E. Korbel, John M. Baker, Stuart K. Francis