Patents by Inventor John M. Hicks

John M. Hicks 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: 20210024728
    Abstract: Ethylene-based polymers having a density of 0.952 to 0.965 g/cm3, a high load melt index (HLMI) from 5 to 25 g/10 min, a weight-average molecular weight from 275,000 to 450,000 g/mol, a number-average molecular weight from 15,000 to 40,000 g/mol, a viscosity at HLMI from 1400 to 4000 Pa-sec, and a tangent delta at 0.1 sec?1 from 0.65 to 0.98 degrees. These polymers have the processability of chromium-based resins, but with improved stress crack resistance, and can be used in large-part blow molding applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos A. Cruz, Yongwoo Inn, Justin Lumbley, Brandy Rutledge-Ryal, John R. Rathman, Jennifer L. Hicks, Jay M. Chaffin
  • Publication number: 20210000281
    Abstract: A food processing device includes a gear housing, a frame arm extending from the gear housing on a first lateral side thereof to a support end, a drive screw extending between and operably coupled on respective ends thereof with a first face of the gear housing and the support end of the frame arm, and a retention hub operably coupled with the gear housing and extending generally parallel with and adjacent a portion of drive screw. The drive screw and the retention hub are linearly arranged with respect to the frame arm in sequential positions away from the first lateral side of the gear housing. The device further includes a carrier slidably coupled with the frame arm and operably engageable with the drive screw such that the rotational movement thereof drives corresponding linear movement of the carrier along the frame arm. The carrier defines at least one cutting implement thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaitlyn M. Benoit, Michael P. Conti, John Dykhouse, Timothy J. Hicks, Mitchell L. Robertson
  • Patent number: 10820735
    Abstract: A food processing device includes a gear housing, a frame arm extending from the gear housing on a first lateral side thereof, and a drive screw operably coupled on respective ends thereof with the gear housing and a support end. The device further includes a retention hub operably coupled with the gear housing and extending generally parallel with and adjacent a portion of drive screw and an input hub extending from the gear housing opposite the drive screw and the retention hub and operably engaged with both the drive screw and the retention hub to drive synchronized rotational movement thereof with respect to the gear housing. A carrier is slidably coupled with the frame arm and is further operably engaged with the drive screw such that the rotational movement thereof drives corresponding linear movement of the carrier along the frame arm. The carrier defines at least one cutting implement thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaitlyn M. Benoit, Michael P. Conti, John Dykhouse, Timothy J. Hicks, Mitchell L. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20200330661
    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 securing portions that aid in securing the invention within a wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Philip David Canner, Raymond M. Dunn, John Alan Greenwood, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Linton, Marcus Damian Phillips, Mark Richardson, Carl Saxby, Tim Stern
  • Publication number: 20200277643
    Abstract: A portable fluidic platform for rapid and flexible end-to-end production of recombinant protein biologics includes a bioreactor system hosting stable and robust cell-free translation systems that is fluidically integrated with modular protein separation functionalities (e.g., size exclusion, ion exchange or affinity chromatography systems) for purification of the cell-free expressed product and which are configurable for process-specific isolation of different proteins, as well as for formulation. The bioreactor utilizes lysates from engineered eukaryotic (e.g., yeast) or prokaryotic (e.g., bacterial) strains that contain factors for protein folding and posttranslational modifications. Combination of various purification modules on the same fluidic platform allows flexibility of re-routing for purification of different proteins depending on specific target requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Leidos, Inc
    Inventors: John Dresios, Richard Holmes Griffey, Challise J. Sullivan, Erik D. Pendleton, Henri M. Sasmor, William L. Hicks, Eric M. Amendt
  • Patent number: 10662457
    Abstract: A portable fluidic platform for rapid and flexible end-to-end production of recombinant protein biologics includes a bioreactor system hosting stable and robust cell-free translation systems that is fluidically integrated with modular protein separation functionalities (e.g., size exclusion, ion exchange or affinity chromatography systems) for purification of the cell-free expressed product and which are configurable for process-specific isolation of different proteins, as well as for formulation. The bioreactor utilizes lysates from engineered eukaryotic (e.g., yeast) or prokaryotic (e.g., bacterial) strains that contain factors for protein folding and posttranslational modifications. Combination of various purification modules on the same fluidic platform allows flexibility of re-routing for purification of different proteins depending on specific target requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Leidos, Inc.
    Inventors: John Dresios, Richard Holmes Griffey, Challise J. Sullivan, Erik D. Pendleton, Henri M. Sasmor, William L. Hicks, Eric M. Amendt
  • Patent number: 10660992
    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 securing portions that aid in securing the invention within a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Philip David Canner, Raymond M. Dunn, John Alan Greenwood, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Linton, Marcus Damian Phillips, Mark Richardson, Carl Saxby, Tim Stern
  • Publication number: 20200155966
    Abstract: A portable fluidic platform for rapid and flexible end-to-end production of recombinant protein biologics includes a bioreactor system hosting stable and robust cell-free translation systems that is fluidically integrated with modular protein separation functionalities (e.g., size exclusion, ion exchange or affinity chromatography systems) for purification of the cell-free expressed product and which are configurable for process-specific isolation of different proteins, as well as for formulation. The bioreactor utilizes lysates from engineered eukaryotic (e.g., yeast) or prokaryotic (e.g., bacterial) strains that contain factors for protein folding and posttranslational modifications. Combination of various purification modules on the same fluidic platform allows flexibility of re-routing for purification of different proteins depending on specific target requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Leidos, Inc.
    Inventors: John Dresios, Richard Holmes Griffey, Challise J. Sullivan, Erik D. Pendleton, Henri M. Sasmor, William L. Hicks, Eric M. Amendt
  • 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: 20190231944
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to an elongated layer of material and a lip to be placed in contact with a wound and the elongated layer of material to be wrapped around a wound filler, their methods of use and systems incorporating the same, wherein the wound filler lip is configured to be positioned beneath the fascia. Additionally, some embodiments described herein are directed to the closure of the wound and the use of attachment mechanisms on the elongate layer and lip to attach to the wound surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond M. Dunn, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Carl Saxby
  • Publication number: 20190231599
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony C. Dagger, Nicholas Charlton Fry, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Marcus Damian Phillips, Carl Saxby, Raymond M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 4525650
    Abstract: Starting and operating method and apparatus for discharge lamps comprises a current-limiting and rectifying means which provides at its output a low-ripple current-limited direct current. To effect lamp starting, a series-connected inductor and capacitor form a high "Q" resonant circuit with the capacitor connected across the lamp to be operated. This starting circuit connects through a blocking capacitor and charging resistor across the low-ripple source of DC. A pair of transistors which comprise an oscillator are connected emitter-to-collector across the source of DC, with the common-connected emitter and collector connected to the blocking capacitor. A drive air-core transformer has separate feedback windings in the starting and operating circuits and drive windings are associated with the transistors. A trigger diode is used to initially pulse one of the transistors which initially oscillate to generate square waves having a frequency corresponding to the resonant frequency of the starting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: North American Philips Lighting Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Hicks, Joseph C. Engel, Robert J. Spreadbury, Robert T. Elms, Gary F. Saletta
  • Patent number: 4438369
    Abstract: Unitary light source comprises compact HID lamp and starting and operating circuit therefor operable from household AC energizing potential. The HID lamp is ballasted by incandescent filament means which also provides the major portion of developed light during HID warm up and after power interruption. The ballast filament and input terminals of a full-wave rectifier connect in series across the light source input terminals and the HID lamp connects across the rectifier output. A low-impedance path means and high-voltage pulse generator, which includes a high-voltage electrode operatively associated with the HID lamp, connect across the rectifier input. Initially, the voltage developed across the rectifier input is relatively high and the pulse generator and low-impedance path means are responsive thereto to devleop high voltage pulses and also provide a low impedance path in series with the ballast filament to cause it to incandesce brightly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: North American Philips Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John M. Hicks, Joseph C. Engel
  • Patent number: 4086645
    Abstract: A pair of pancake-like coils have a coil axis substantially colinear with one coil mounted to a framework and the other coil mounted on a movable member. The coils are wound such that when electrically energized simultaneously the resulting magnetic fields are in opposition, thereby producing a repelling force therebetween. A spring is disposed between the framework and the movable member to urge the movable member in a sense opposite to the repelling force. A power supply is connected to the coil pair providing for a high initial energy transfer and a lower sustaining energy transfer. A shock absorber is mounted on the framework to arrest the moving member which is set in motion by the repelling force. An armature is attached to the moving member which enters the field of a holding coil as the moving member is displaced by the repelling force. When the holding coil is energized with the armature situated therein, the moving member is held against the spring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1978
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Gorman, John M. Hicks, Francis Alan Holmes
  • Patent number: D901970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaitlyn M. Benoit, Michael P. Conti, John Dykhouse, Timothy J. Hicks, Mitchell L. Robertson