Patents by Inventor John M. Mitchell

John M. Mitchell 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: 20230067368
    Abstract: A catheter adapter including a housing and an extension portion extending from the distal end of the housing and defining a passageway configured to receive a catheter. The first material of the housing is more flexible than the second material of the extension portion. The catheter adapter may further include a body contact portion comprising an upper surface corresponding to a surface of the housing and a lower surface defining an outer surface of the catheter adapter. The housing may include a body, an access port extending from the body, and a plurality of protrusions extending from the body and/or the access port. The body contact portion covers at least a portion of the housing, and the protrusions are embedded in and are completely surrounded by the body contact portion. The catheter adapter may further include a connection portion connecting the extension portion to the body contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventors: John M. Lackey, Shaun Staley, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Dorien Gemma Butter, Alison Nicole Thompson, Nathan Aaron Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11489309
    Abstract: Systems and methods for designing and assembling form boards with attached wire routing devices for use in wire bundle assembly. The assembly method comprises: (a) establishing a coordinate system of a form board having a multiplicity of holes; (b) using a computer system to determine locations of form board devices of different types with reference to the coordinate system of the form board based on engineering data specifying a wire bundle configuration; and (c) fastening the form board devices of different types to respective holes of the form board having centers closest to respective locations determined in step (b). The form board devices may be inserted robotically or manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Damien O. Martin, Lars E. Blacken, Bradley J. Mitchell, Grace L. Duncan, Eerik J. Helmick, Keith M. Cutler, Randall V. Fraker, Alexey S. Meerov, John R. Porter
  • Patent number: 11421875
    Abstract: A burner control system for improving burner performance and efficiency may determine fuel and air channel or manifold parameters. Determination of parameters may be performed with a sensor connected across the air and fuel channels. A signal from the sensor may control the parameters which in turn affect the amounts of fuel and air to the burner via a controller. Parameter control of the fuel and air in their respective channels may result in more accurate fuel and air ratio control. One or more flow restrictors in fuel and/or air bypass channels may further improve accuracy of the fuel and air ratio. The channels may be interconnected with a pressure or flow divider. Byproducts of combustion in the exhaust, temperatures of gas and air, flame quality and/or other items may be monitored and adjusted with control of the fuel and air ratio for optimum combustion in the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Young, David Kucera, Donald J. Kasprzyk, Willem Super, Jos Praat, Roelof Thiewes, Hans M. van der Mei, Brian Zabel, John D. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11400001
    Abstract: A mattress support includes a first section and a second section configured to be coupled to the first section. Each of the first section and the second section includes a base plate configured to be positioned on a box frame of a bed. A top plate is pivotable relative to the base plate. A bladder structure is positioned between the base plate and the top plate and inflatable to adjust a height of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Craig M. Meyerson, Lori Zapfe, John V. Harmeyer, Xuan Teng, Jotpreet Chahal, Thomas F. Heil, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Bedel, Kenneth L. Lilly, Nicholas Mann, Andrew Robert Taylor, Alistair Andrew James Ward, Martyn Thomas Mitchell, Ibne Soreefan
  • Patent number: 9845635
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Thompson, Charles L. Anderson, John M. Mitchell, Nigel J. Flynn, Kunal D. MacDonald, David Scott Rowley, Edward I. Stamm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9810015
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Thompson, Charles L. Anderson, John M. Mitchell, Nigel J. Flynn, Kunal D. MacDonald, David Scott Rowley, Edward I. Stamm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9499438
    Abstract: Windows for attenuating radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) electromagnetic signals, so as to prevent or reduce such signals from emanating from secure facilities (e.g., government and/or military facilities). Example embodiments relate to a window including at least first and second glass substrates, at least first and second low-emissivity (low-E) coatings for blocking at least some IR and RF signals, and at least one transparent conductive oxide (TCO) inclusive coating for blocking at least some RF signals. The TCO inclusive coating may include a layer of or including indium-tin-oxide (ITO) located between at least first and second dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jason E. Theios, John M. Mitchell, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 9447627
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port. The glazing member and the base member may define a plurality of pockets that hinder thermal conductivity through the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Robert D. Thompson, Charles L. Anderson, John M. Mitchell, Nigel J. Flynn, Kunal D. MacDonald, David Scott Rowley, Edward I. Stamm, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150345207
    Abstract: A window assembly may include a vacuum insulated glass unit and a frame assembly. The vacuum insulated glass unit may include first and second glass substrates defining a space therebetween that is at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. One of the first and second glass substrates may include a vacuum port extending outward therefrom. The vacuum port may define a passage in communication with the space. The frame assembly supports the glass unit and may include a base member and a glazing member. The base member and the glazing member cooperate to define a slot in which an edge portion of the glass unit is received. The glazing member may include a cavity receiving the vacuum port. The glazing member and the base member may define a plurality of pockets that hinder thermal conductivity through the frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Robert D. THOMPSON, Charles L. ANDERSON, John M. MITCHELL, Nigel J. FLYNN, Kunal D. MACDONALD, David SCOTT ROWLEY, Edward I. STAMM, JR.
  • Patent number: 7066505
    Abstract: A window handle assembly for use with a window having a moveable sash. The assembly including a window handle having a pivot mechanism. The handle pivotable at the pivot mechanism between open and closed positions. When open, the handle is free to rotate to move the sash between open and closed positions. When closed, the handle engages a cover to provide a sleek, aesthetically pleasing handle structure for the window. The assembly also including a lock activating mechanism coupled to the pivot mechanism and operationally couplable to a sash lock mechanism. The lock activating mechanism configured to operate the sash lock upon pivoting movement of the window handle. Opening of the handle opens the lock and closing the handle closes the lock. This mechanism including a sliding bar connectable to the sash lock and a movement mechanism causing sliding movement of the bar upon pivoting movement of the pivot mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Marlo Van Klompenburg, Bruce Baier, Matt Van Dyne, John M. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20040183314
    Abstract: A window handle assembly for use with a window having a moveable sash. The assembly including a window handle having a pivot mechanism. The handle pivotable at the pivot mechanism between open and closed positions. When open, the handle is free to rotate to move the sash between open and closed positions. When closed, the handle engages a cover to provide a sleek, aesthetically pleasing handle structure for the window. The assembly also including a lock activating mechanism coupled to the pivot mechanism and operationally couplable to a sash lock mechanism. The lock activating mechanism configured to operate the sash lock upon pivoting movement of the window handle. Opening of the handle opens the lock and closing the handle closes the lock. This mechanism including a sliding bar connectable to the sash lock and a movement mechanism causing sliding movement of the bar upon pivoting movement of the pivot mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Marlo Van Klompenburg, Bruce A. Baier, Matt Van Dyne, John M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6248059
    Abstract: Pump assisted vacuum therapy impotence treatment apparatus may be provided in either electric or manually operated embodiments. The axis of a pump housing affixed to a vacuum chamber via an elastomeric coupler is at an angle to the vacuum chamber axis, and turned towards a user's torso to be drawn into the user's body for better vacuum sealing. The pump cylinder of a manual embodiment has an enlarged annular rest area for receiving a resilient skirt around the piston head during nonuse of the pump. This prevents compression set of the resilient skirt, for more reliable subsequent use of the pump. The vacuum chamber is tapered and transitions from a relatively smaller round end for receipt of a male sex organ to a relatively larger oval shaped end for bayonet mounting on the resilient coupler. A pair of sizing inserts adjusts the vacuum chamber end which receives the male sex organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Timm Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Gamper, David S. Rowley, Stephen J. Flynn, Devin L. Moore, John A. McMillan, John M. Mitchell, Maureen Carroll
  • Patent number: 5421808
    Abstract: A self-contained, battery-operated, external vacuum device includes an electric motor with an eccentric output shaft coupled with a reciprocating diaphragm pump in a common housing with the electric motor and batteries. A housing vacuum port is removably mounted inline on a reversible coupler, which in turn is received in an open end of a vacuum chamber for receiving a user's flaccid penis for vacuum engorgement therapy. The reversible coupler includes a pair of concentric annular extensions for establishing a vacuum seal with the housing vacuum port. A reverse side of the coupler includes an extended coupling nipple for alternate vacuum seal attachment with tubing connected to a manual pump. The vacuum chamber is tapered towards the penis introducing end to facilitate the full engorgement of the glans penis. A relative vacuum indicator on the housing permits the user to monitor the degree of negative pressure applied to the penis, which may then be adjusted with a flow control knob mounted on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Osbon Medical Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: James B. Osbon, Andrew Sealfon, John M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5193356
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a fresh food compartment with a rear wall, an evaporator refrigerating air and an air passageway directing a stream of refrigerated air to flow down the rear wall. An adjustable storage assembly includes a frame mounted adjacent the rear wall, a storage pan slideably mounted to the frame, a shroud surrounding the pan and an air deflector extending upwardly and upwardly of the rear of the shroud. An user operable handle mounted to the frame and connected to the shroud for adjusting the position of the shroud and the deflector relative to the stream of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ording, John M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5184011
    Abstract: The invention comprises a sensor system in a printhead scanner which is capable of achieving accurate pixel to pixel registration. A plastic film strip with alternating fiducial bars and spaces is scanned. A voltage pattern is triggered by the zero slope points of the voltage induced by a sensing mechanism being moved along the plastic film strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Fred F. Hubble, III, John M. Mitchell, Jr., James P. Martin
  • Patent number: D398998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Osbon Medical Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven C. Gamper, David S. Rowley, Stephen J. Flynn, Devin L. Moore, John A. McMillan, John M. Mitchell, Maureen Carroll
  • Patent number: D420740
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Osbon Medical Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven C. Gamper, David S. Rowley, Stephen J. Flynn, Devin L. Moore, John A. McMillan, John M. Mitchell, Maureen Carroll
  • Patent number: D421652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Osbon Medical Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven C. Gamper, David S. Rowley, Stephen J. Flynn, Devin L. Moore, John A. McMillan, John M. Mitchell, Maureen Carroll