Patents by Inventor John McCoy

John McCoy 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: 20200147884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to powder-layer three-dimensional printers (2) having a discrete supply hopper (340) and a recoater (20). The discrete supply hopper (340) is configured to transfer a build powder to the recoater (20) in a manner that enhances the uniformity of build powder layers that are dispensed from the recoater (20). In some embodiments, at least one of the discrete supply hopper and the powder hopper of the recoater is adapted to selectively contact the other, seal against the other, and/or have one partially inserted inside the other so as to diminish or prevent powder pluming during the transfer of build powder from the discrete supply hopper to the recoater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jake Flick, Michael John McCoy, Joseph J. Bolt, Alec Hydock, Travis Maxwell Inks, Anthony S Dugan, Thomas Lizzi
  • Patent number: 10633688
    Abstract: Methods, processes, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for predicting minoxidil response in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia based on colorimetric assay for sulfotransferase activity. In particular, SULT1A1 activity may be used as an indicator of minoxidil response. A genetic test for alleles of the SULT1A1 gene may be performed to provide a more personalized therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Follea International
    Inventors: Ofer A. Goren, John McCoy, Philip Y. Tam
  • Patent number: 10598577
    Abstract: A method includes providing a biological sample, providing a sample collection device, wherein the sample collection device includes a sample binding surface including a photodegradable polymer configured to bind the biological sample, contacting the biological sample with the sample binding surface of the sample collection device, and irradiating the sample binding surface and the bound biological sample using light emitted from a light source to initiate degradation of the photodegradable polymer of the sample binding surface to cause release of the biological sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, John Richard Nelson, Patrick McCoy Spooner, Ralf Lenigk, Wei Gao, Kwok Pong Chan, Lakshmi Sireesha Kaanumalle, Abraham Joy, Nicholas Nun
  • Publication number: 20200080614
    Abstract: A hydraulic mount apparatus includes a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion disposed on a center axis and defining a housing chamber. A partition member is disposed in the housing chamber dividing the housing chamber into a pumping chamber and a receiving chamber. The pumping chamber extends between the upper portion and the partition member. The receiving chamber extends between the lower portion and the partition member. A decoupler is attached to the partition member separating the pumping chamber and the receiving chamber. A moving member is disposed in the pumping chamber and attached to the decoupler. The moving member is made from a non-elastomeric polymer sheet secured to the decoupler for providing the additional damping force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: James William Zehnder, II, Michael William Hurtt, Scott D. McCoy, Timothy Michael Schlangen, David John Barta
  • Publication number: 20200060997
    Abstract: The present invention discloses compositions, methods, and systems of treating female sexual dysfunction by stimulating the contraction of the smooth muscle of the nipple. The smooth muscle in the nipple expresses trace amine associated receptors and thus can be contracted through a class of trace amine associated receptor agonists such as octopamine or tyramine, but any agent that promotes contraction of smooth muscle can be considered for the methods and compositions described herein. The contraction of the smooth muscle erects the nipple and increases female sexual arousal. The smooth muscle stimulatory compound can be formulated in a solution, foam, ointment, gel, spray, lotion, powder, topical cream, emulsion, slow release capsule or any similar method, compound, or delivery vehicle including a pre-wetted gauze or cotton pad. Additionally, the disclosed composition can be used to improve the quality of a sexual experience, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ofer A. Goren, John McCoy
  • Publication number: 20200001530
    Abstract: Powder layer smoothing devices (34) adapted for use with powder-layer three-dimensional printers (10) are described. The smoothing devices (34) include a counter rotating roller (36, 50, 60) having a complex powder engaging face (38) that may include a series or plurality of flutes (54) or may include knurling (64) extending along at least a portion of the counter rotating roller (36, 50, 60) along its rotational axis (56, 66). The smoothing device (34) may also include a vertically adjustable finishing roller (35) to follow the counter rotating roller (36, 50, 60) across the build box (12) of the powder-layer three-dimensional printer (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Adam W. Stroud, Rick D. Lucas, Michael John McCoy, Anthony S. Dugan, Joseph J. Bolt
  • Publication number: 20200003935
    Abstract: Retroreflecting articles are described. In particular, retroreflecting articles including a quarter wave retarder and a retroreflecting layer are described. The retarder is rotationally invariant and the retroreflecting layer is non-depolarizing. Such articles may be useful for sensor-detectable signs, labels, and garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Wheatley, Michael A. McCoy, Tien Yi T.H. Whiting, Guanglei Du, Neeraj Sharma, Kui Chen-Ho, Kenneth A. Epstein
  • Publication number: 20190391304
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes in one instance an optical article comprising a data rich plurality of retroreflective meats that are configured in a spatially defined arrangement, where the plurality of retroreflective elements comprise retroreflective elements having at least two different retroreflective properties, and where data rich means information that is readily machine interpretable. The present disclosure also includes a system comprising the previously mentioned optical article, an optical system, and an inference engine for interpreting and classifying the plurality of retroreflective elements wherein the optical system feeds data to the inference engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. McCoy, Glenn E. Casner, Anne C. Gold, Silvia Geciova-Borovova Guttmann, Charles A. Shaklee, Robert W. Shannon, Gautam Singh, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Andrew H. Tilstra, John A. Wheatley, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Arash Sangari, Alexandra R. Cunliffe, Jonathan D. Gandrud, Kui Chen-Ho, Travis L. Potts, Maja Giese, Andreas M. Geldmacher, Katja Hansen, Markus G.W. Lierse, Neeraj Sharma
  • Patent number: 10480578
    Abstract: A method of imparting compressive residual stress to a first plurality of balls includes a) placing the balls between a first body having a first surface and a second body having a second surface, the first surface including a smooth contact portion, the smooth contact portion being substantially flat or convex and having a surface hardness greater than or equal to an initial surface hardness of the balls, b) imparting a compressive stress along a first diameter of the balls by pressing the first body toward the second body or the second body toward the first body or the first and second bodies toward one another with a force, and c) causing relative movement between the first surface and the second surface while maintaining the force at or above a minimum level to impart the compressive stress along other diameters of the balls different than the first diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Bryan McCoy, John Roth, Nathan Hipwell, Ron Radovich
  • Patent number: 10472620
    Abstract: A method is provided herein, the method includes: applying a sample comprising target nucleic acids to a sample application zone of a substrate; and flowing a nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture across a length of the substrate through the sample application zone to amplify the target nucleic acid forming a nucleic acid amplification product; wherein the target nucleic acid having a first molecular weight is substantially immobilized at the sample application zone and wherein the amplification product having a second molecular weight migrates away from the sample application zone. An associated device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Richard Nelson, David Roger Moore, Robert Scott Duthie, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Gregory Andrew Grossmann, Elizabeth Marie Dees, Patrick McCoy Spooner, Erik Leeming Kvam, Andrew Arthur Paul Burns, Vicki Herzl Watkins
  • Publication number: 20190334283
    Abstract: An implantable blood pump system is disclosed herein. The implantable blood pump system includes an implantable blood pump, a controller coupled to the blood pump, a connector receptacle, and a connector insert. The connector receptacle can include a plurality of contacts, and a following surface. The connector insert can be received within the connector receptacle to couple a plurality of insert contacts with the plurality of contacts of the connector receptacle. The connector insert can include walls defining a follower receptacle that can receive a portion of the following surface when the connector insert is in a desired alignment with respect to the connector receptacle, and a cam surface that can engage with the following surface to bias the connector insert to the desired alignment with respect to the connector receptacle when the connector insert is inserted into the connector receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: John Mark Di Paola, Michael McCoy, John Duc Nguyen, Jaime Romero, Dustin Roelle, Andrew Wong, Dmitry Protsenko, Michael Sahines
  • Patent number: 10453012
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for evaluating the utilization of communications features. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, for a particular organization, a set of communications features that are included in a communications service that is provided to the particular organization. Usage levels of communications features by members of the organization are determined. Based on the usage levels a determination is made that the at least one of the communications features is being underutilized. An updated set of communications features that removes the at least one of the communications features from the communications service that is provided to the particular organization is selected. Data that changes the set of communications features provided to the particular organization based, at least in part on the updated set of communications features are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: John Hanmer Watkins, Natalie Courtenay, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 10449718
    Abstract: A powder layer smoothing devices adapted for use with powder-layer three-dimensional printers are described. The smoothing devices include a counter rotating roller having a complex powder engaging face that may include a series or plurality of flutes or may include knurling extending along at least a portion of the roller along the rotational axis. The smoothing device may also include a vertically adjustable finishing roller to follow the counter rotating roller across the build box of the powder-layer three-dimensional printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The ExOne Company
    Inventors: Adam W. Stroud, Rick D. Lucas, Michael John McCoy, Anthony S. Dugan, Joseph J. Bolt
  • Patent number: 10367612
    Abstract: A two-wire process variable transmitter for use in an industrial process includes a process variable sensor configured to sense a process variable of a process fluid of the industrial process. Output circuitry provides an output on a two-wire process control loop which is related to the sensed process variable. Terminal voltage measurement circuitry measures a voltage at terminals of the process variable transmitter. The terminal voltage is a voltage measured across an electrical connection of the two-wire process variable transmitter to the two-wire process control loop. A microprocessor performs loop diagnostics on the two-wire process control loop based upon a loop current and the measured terminal voltage. The microprocessor determines coefficients of a polynomial equation which relates loop current and terminal voltage during normal operation of the two-wire process variable transmitter and performs subsequent diagnostics based upon the coefficients of the polynomial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: Steven John McCoy, David Richard Lauzon
  • Patent number: 10357452
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating sexual dysfunction and enhancing sexual satisfaction using topical application of a therapeutic agent such as an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor agonist to the nipple-areola complex are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Rejoy
    Inventors: Ofer A. Goren, John McCoy
  • Patent number: 10324055
    Abstract: A process variable transmitter for use in an industrial process includes a housing having a cavity formed therein. The housing has a barrier which divides the cavity into first and second cavities. Measurement circuitry in the first cavity is configured to measure a process variable of the industrial process. A terminal block assembly is located in the second cavity. A moisture sensor has an electrical characteristic which changes based upon the presence of moisture in the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventor: Steven John McCoy
  • Patent number: 10320535
    Abstract: A two-wire process variable transmitter for use in an industrial process includes a process variable sensor configured to sense a process variable of a process fluid of the industrial process. Output circuitry provides an output on a two-wire process control loop which is related to the sensed process variable. Terminal voltage measurement circuitry measures a voltage at terminals of the process variable transmitter. The terminal voltage is a voltage measured across an electrical connection of the two-wire process variable transmitter to the two-wire process control loop. A microprocessor performs loop diagnostics on the two-wire process control loop based upon a loop current and the measured terminal voltage. The microprocessor determines coefficients of a polynomial equation which relates loop current and terminal voltage during normal operation of the two-wire process variable transmitter and performs subsequent diagnostics based upon the coefficients of the polynomial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: Steven John McCoy, David Richard Lauzon
  • Publication number: 20190110968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions of synephrine and a penetration enhancer and methods of reducing hair loss from pulling by applying the compositions. In one embodiment, the composition is a prewash composition comprising water, synephrine, and PEG-6 caprylic/capric glycerides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Follea International
    Inventors: John McCoy, Ofer A. Goren
  • Patent number: 10238593
    Abstract: Traction alopecia and other disorders related to mechanical pulling on hair are treated or prevented by administering a topical composition comprising an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor agonist or another compound or electrical stimulation to contract the arrector pili muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Follea International
    Inventors: Ofer A. Goren, John McCoy
  • Patent number: D859441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: VERIPHY ANALYTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Albert John Otto, Mark Edward McCoy