Patents by Inventor John R. Ross, Jr.

John R. Ross, Jr. 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: 20200051961
    Abstract: An MCM-HIC device flexibly adds enhanced features to a VLSI “core” IC that are not directly supported by the core IC, such as unsupported communication protocols and/or support of cold spare operation. The core IC is mounted on an interconnecting substrate together with at least one “chiplet” that provides the required feature(s). The chiplet can be programmable. The chiplet can straddle a boundary of an interposer region of the substrate that provides higher density interconnections at lower currents. The disclosed method can include selecting a core IC and at least one active, passive, or “mixed” chiplet, configuring a substrate, and installing the core IC and chiplet(s) on the substrate. In embodiments, the core IC and/or chiplet(s) can be modified before assembly to obtain the desired result. Cost can be reduced by pre-designing and, in embodiments, pre-manufacturing the chiplets and modified core ICs in cost-effective quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Dale A. Rickard, Jason F. Ross, John T. Matta, Richard J. Ferguson, Alan F. Dennis, Joseph R. Marshall, JR., Daniel L. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20190388141
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a handle assembly, an elongated portion, an end effector, a visualization device, and a constant horizon mechanism. The elongated portion extends distally from the handle assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The end effector is rotatable about the longitudinal axis relative to the handle assembly. The visualization device defines a visualization axis. A first portion of the visualization device extends through the elongated portion, and a second portion of the visualization device is disposed at least partially within the handle assembly. The visualization device is rotatable about the longitudinal axis relative to the handle assembly. The constant horizon mechanism is disposed in operative engagement with the visualization device and is configured to prevent the visualization device from rotating about the visualization axis when the visualization device rotates about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: ASHISH SHARMA, CLAIRE E. BENJAMIN, CHIP G.W. BOLLENDONK, JOHN A. HAMMERLAND, III, ERIC R. LARSON, WILLIAM H. NAU, JR., ANTHONY B. ROSS, KATHRYN G. THOMPSON, NICK C. ORTIZ, SCOTT C. OUBRE
  • Patent number: 10335181
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a transducer assembly having a distal engagement member and configured to supply ultrasonic energy. A waveguide defines a longitudinal axis and has a proximal engagement member configured to threadingly engage the distal engagement member. The waveguide is configured to transmit the ultrasonic energy therealong to a distal end thereof for treating tissue. A torque member is coupled to the transducer assembly and is disposed about the longitudinal axis. The torque member is selectively rotatable about the longitudinal axis and relative to the waveguide to threadingly engage the transducer assembly and the waveguide to one another. The torque member includes a plurality of fingers pivotably coupled thereto and movable between a closed position and an open position. In the open position, each finger extends substantially perpendicularly from the longitudinal axis to define a moment arm that facilitates the engagement of the transducer assembly and the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Robert B. Stoddard, James S. Cunningham, William J. Dickhans, Russell D. Hempstead, John J. Kappus, Duane E. Kerr, Eric R. Larson, William H. Nau, Jr., Anthony B. Ross
  • Patent number: 4899766
    Abstract: A smoke catcher device which catches essentially 100% of secondary smoke products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipes. The device comprises a housing having an interior space. The smoke product is installed in the housing such that the burning end of the product is in the interior space and the lip end is on the ouside of the housing. The housing also comprises a smoke intake opening and an exhaust port. The secondary smoke is exhausted through an appropriate filter system or to a smoke dump place. In use a smoker sucks smoke through the lip end of the smoke product and exhales the smoke into the smoke intake opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: John R. Ross, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4866790
    Abstract: Low cost tuckaway garment which protects wearer against cold wind or rain and can be rolled or folded up when not needed and tucked into a pocket. The garmet is comprised entirely or essentially entirely of thin polyethylene sheet. A preferred embodiment is a windbreaker made of high density polyethylene having an opening at the top for the wearer's head, a long turtleneck and essentially identical front and back joined together by heat joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: John R. Ross, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4775780
    Abstract: Alcohol pieces representing alcohol consumed are placed on one side of a balance board supported by as support structure. A time piece (or pieces) representing the alcohol oxidized by the body in a period of time is placed on the other side of the balance board and the tilt of the board tells the drinker what his or her blood alcohol level is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: John R. Ross, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4770345
    Abstract: A very simple system to automatically control the flow of irrigation water. The stem of a water shutoff valve is controlled by a balance beam having two arms extending perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the valve stem. The angle between the two arms is about 135 degrees. At the end of the second arm is a water bucket. At the end of the first arm is a counter weight. When the first arm is horizontal, the water bucket is elevated and the valve is open. The water bucket collects a small portion of the irrigation water flow. When the bucket is substantially full, the second arm moves to a horizontal position, the counterweight is elevated and the valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventors: John R. Ross, Jr., Davorin D. Kapich
  • Patent number: 4631393
    Abstract: A calorie counting device comprising a plurality of activity pieces and consumption pieces, a support structure, a balance board and a scale means. The balance board is balanced on said structure along a line that defines a center line. The board has a plurality of locations on one side of said center line for easy placement and removal of activity pieces and a plurality of locations on the other side for easy placement and removal of consumption pieces. Activity pieces represent calories expended during activities. Consumption pieces represent calories consumed. A scale means indicates approximately the net calories gained or lost during a time period or the weight gained or lost during such period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Inventor: John R. Ross, Jr.