Patents by Inventor John S. Young

John S. Young 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).

  • Patent number: 10810212
    Abstract: For validating information provided in a conversation, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus includes an association module that associates a plurality of items of caller identification data with a caller, an information module that identifies, using a speech recognition application, caller information from speech of the caller during a telephonic conversation with a call recipient, a comparison module that compares the plurality of items of caller identification data with the caller information, and a validation module that calculates a confidence score based on the comparison of the plurality of items of caller identification data with the caller information and presents, to the call recipient, the confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy L. Rose, Bryan L. Young, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, John S. Crowe
  • Patent number: 10786316
    Abstract: Robotic surgical tools can incorporate a latching mechanism as a secondary fastener to maintain operable coupling between the robotic surgical tool and a mounting fixture of a robotic manipulator. Such robotic surgical tools may comprise: a tool housing, an elongate shaft extending from the tool housing, and a latching mechanism arranged on the elongate shaft. The latching mechanism comprises one or more retention tabs that are biased radially outward with one or more biasing members. The one or more retention tabs are configured to transition between a retracted state and a deployed state under influence of a biasing force supplied by the one or more biasing members. In the deployed state, the one or more retention tabs are positioned to engage an exterior surface of a mounting fixture of a robotic manipulator. In the retracted state, the one or more retention tabs are positioned to disengage from the mounting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David C. Yates, Thomas William Lytle, IV, Kharyl Evenson George Stephens, John Scott Kimsey, Lauren S. Weaner, Joshua Dean Young
  • Patent number: 10701202
    Abstract: One method includes identifying driving conditions associated with a current location of a mobile communication device, receiving a notification to be output on the device, preventing the device from outputting the notification in response to identifying a first driving condition, and outputting the notification on the device in response to identifying a second driving condition. A second method includes identifying one or more driving conditions associated with a current location of a mobile communication device and calculating a driving hazard score as a function of the identified one or more driving conditions. The second method further includes receiving a notification to be output on the device, preventing the device from outputting the notification in response to the driving hazard score exceeding a first threshold value, and outputting the notification on the device in response to the driving hazard score being less than a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John S. Crowe, Gary D. Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy L. Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Patent number: 10685835
    Abstract: A III-nitride tunnel junction with a modified p-n interface, wherein the modified p-n interface includes a delta-doped layer to reduce tunneling resistance. The delta-doped layer may be doped using donor atoms comprised of Oxygen (O), Germanium (Ge) or Silicon (Si); acceptor atoms comprised of Magnesium (Mg) or Zinc (Zn); or impurities comprised of Iron (Fe) or Carbon (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KACST)
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Yonkee, Erin C. Young, John T. Leonard, Tal Margalith, James S. Speck, Steven P. DenBaars, Shuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10673641
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for connecting to a conference device. A device module detects a client device within a short-range wireless communication distance of a conference device. The conference device is reservable for a conference and configured to present content received from the client device. A notification module that sends a notification to the client device in response to determining that the conference device is available. The notification invites the client device to connect to the conference device. A connection module connects the conference device to the client device in response to receiving a connection confirmation from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Amy L. Rose, John S. Crowe, Gary D. Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Bryan L. Young
  • Patent number: 10666065
    Abstract: An approach is provided that determines that power from at least one battery cell in a multi-battery cell configuration is not required to power the device based on a power requirement of the device. The approach then regulates voltages from the battery cells so that first set of the battery cells is shunted (0 v) and a second set of the battery cells is regulated with the voltage being set to one or more voltage levels to satisfy the power requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John S. Crowe, Gary D. Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy L. Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Patent number: 10624882
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel substituted 2H-isoquinolin-1-one and 3H-quinazolin-4-one derivatives useful as inhibitors of Rho kinase and for treating a variety of diseases and disorders that are mediated or sustained through the activity of Rho kinase, including cardiovascular diseases, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, methods for using such compounds and processes for making such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Bosanac, John David Ginn, Eugene Richard Hickey, Thomas Martin Kirrane, Jr., Weimin Liu, Anthony S. Prokopowicz, Sabine K. Schlyer, Cheng-Kon Shih, Roger John Snow, Michael Robert Turner, Frank Wu, Erick Richard Young
  • Patent number: 10585579
    Abstract: Providing user interaction guidance for services and associated applications may become more difficult as their variety and depth increases. Embodiments are directed to managing activation of and providing guidance on how to use a hosted service. For example, an initial configuration of a user interface (UI) of the hosted service that includes at least one element to highlight functionality may be provided for display. An initial action may be received from a user associated with the functionality, the initial action may be performed, and the UI may be updated to reflect the performed initial action. The initial action may be an activation action or upload action, for example. Additionally, a teaching UI element with a celebratory message to highlight the performed initial action and to provide additional information may be provided for display and rendered at a proximate position to a representation of the performed initial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arwa Zoher Tyebkhan, Carlos G. Perez, Max S. Lustig, John Henry Miller, Gregory P. Young, Anne Catherine Feldman, Reema Bhagat, Colton B. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10500404
    Abstract: An adaptable healthcare module that is coupleable to one or more defibrillator devices is disclosed. The adaptable health care module includes a healthcare coupling to assist with treatment and/or monitoring of a patient. The healthcare coupling can be active while decoupling the adaptable healthcare module from a first defibrillator device and coupling to a second defibrillator device. The coupling of the adaptable healthcare module includes a mechanical engagement, between the adaptable healthcare module and the defibrillator device, to retain the adaptable healthcare module to the defibrillator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Peterson, John C. Daynes, Mitchell A. Smith, Moira M. Galvin, David B. Stewart, Jennifer G. Jensen, Matthew L. Bielstein, Cathlene D. Buchanan, Jeffrey S. Edwards, Clayton M. Young, Karen K. Langman, Bethany J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10496845
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for securing personally identifiable information include: identifying, present on a computer system, personally identifiable information (‘PII’); ranking the PII for a user identifiable by the PII; setting a time limit for the PII based on the rank; and responsive to the time limit elapsing, performing one or more actions to secure the PII.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John S. Crowe, Gary D. Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy L. Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Patent number: 10458366
    Abstract: A venting apparatus is provided for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190159846
    Abstract: Robotic surgical tools can incorporate a latching mechanism as a secondary fastener to maintain operable coupling between the robotic surgical tool and a mounting fixture of a robotic manipulator. Such robotic surgical tools may comprise: a tool housing, an elongate shaft extending from the tool housing, and a latching mechanism arranged on the elongate shaft. The latching mechanism comprises one or more retention tabs that are biased radially outward with one or more biasing members. The one or more retention tabs are configured to transition between a retracted state and a deployed state under influence of a biasing force supplied by the one or more biasing members. In the deployed state, the one or more retention tabs are positioned to engage an exterior surface of a mounting fixture of a robotic manipulator. In the retracted state, the one or more retention tabs are positioned to disengage from the mounting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David C. Yates, Thomas William Lytle, VI, Kharyl Evenson George Stephens, John Scott Kimsey, Lauren S. Weaner, Joshua Dean Young
  • Patent number: 5393932
    Abstract: A wire connector having a conductive barrel with a solder disc disposed in the barrel with wire retaining means to hold the wires in place during heating and melting of the solder disc to form a permanent connection. A shrinkable sleeve, provided with means of sealing, formed around the barrel and extending beyond the ends of the barrel is also shrunk down onto the wires to seal and insulate the connection and hold the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John S. Young, Robert B. Ericson, Gary S. Natwig
  • Patent number: 5369225
    Abstract: A wire connector having a conductive barrel with a solder mass disposed in the barrel is formed with wire retaining means to hold the wires in place during heating and melting of the solder to form a permanent connection. A shrinkable sleeve, provided with means of sealing, formed around the barrel and extending beyond the ends of the barrel is also shrunk down onto the wires to seal and insulate the connection and hold the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Natwig, John S. Young, Robert B. Ericson
  • Patent number: 5214650
    Abstract: A data adapter for simultaneously providing a low speed channel, a first high speed data channel, and a second high speed channel over a two wire connection; the two wire connection connects the data adapter to a telephone system. The data adapter includes a line transceiver connected to the two-wire connection, the line interface provides a full duplex transmission link with the telephone system over the two-wire connection. A telephone interface converts data between the first high speed channel and a telephone instrument. A rate adapter converts data between the second high speed channel and a data processing equipment. A protocol controller performs a packet protocol on the low speed channel, and routes the first high speed channel to the telephone interface and the second high speed channel to the rate adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: AG Communication Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Renner, Kuang-Cheng Hu, Han Kem, John S. Young
  • Patent number: 5162142
    Abstract: An improved sealant pad comprises a rectangular field of viscous sealant supported by a tough flexible film substrate. The substrate and sealant field may have the same dimensions of length and width but generally the substrate will extend beyond the sealant field on at least two opposing sides. One or more of these extending borders of substrate may be advantageously coated with adhesive thereby providing sealant pads with up to four extending flaps of adhesive coated substrate surrounding the sealant field. The sealant pads may be produced in a variety of configurations and are useful for environmentally sealing electrical connections such as are found in wiring harnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert B. Ericson, John S. Young
  • Patent number: 5058141
    Abstract: A single circuit for detecting a synchronization pattern in a serial data stream. Subsequent to detecting the synchronization pattern, the single circuit generates the control signals for converting the serial data to a parallel format and loading the parallel data into a first-in-first-out (FIFO) memory. The single circuit includes a controller arranged to receive the serial data stream. A counter is connected to the controller. When the counter is detecting the synchronization pattern and the synchronization pattern is being received, the counter is incremented. Absent the synchronization pattern being received, the counter is reset to a predetermined starting point. Subsequent to detecting the synchronization pattern, the counter generates a load signal. The single circuit further includes a pulse generator arranged to receive the load signal from the counter and generate a pulse of duration equal to a bit period of the serial data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: AG Communication Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Han Kem, John S. Young
  • Patent number: 5035766
    Abstract: Die plates for forming moisture seals about the junctions of wire harnesses afford improved wire separation and contact between the sealant material in a sealant pad and the wires if the opposed die plates have an elastomeric surface, and the opposed surface of at least one plate is radiused causing the sealant material to separate the wires and flow between and around each wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James R. More, Arnold T. Olsen, John S. Young
  • Patent number: 4963700
    Abstract: A closure for use in providing an environmental seal about a wire junction. The closure comprises a closable shell defining, when closed, an internal wire junction receiving chamber having first and second opposite open ends, for receipt of wires therethrough. The shell comprises first and second shell sections, and an interference fit locking arrangement oriented between the shell sections. In one embodiment, the shell sections are unitary, i.e. they are joined along a hinge line. In an alternate embodiment, the shell sections are independent of one another, but engageable in a nesting manner. The interference locking mechanism preferably comprises a plurality of elongate, continuous, interengageable rachet teeth. In use, sealant material is positioned within the shell sections, and a junction to be sealed is enclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Arnold T. Olsen, John S. Young
  • Patent number: 4943958
    Abstract: This circuit is a trunk type interface circuit which interfaces between duplicate copies of an ISDN system and T-carrier facilities. The circuit is controlled by a digital signal processor which has a 16-bit wide data bus. The digital signal processor is capable of supporting various Zero Byte Time Slot Interchange (ZBTSI) techniques. Also included is an administrative microprocessor which collects data concerning the operation of the trunk circuit and transmits this information to the ISDN system. The administrative microprocessor also receives information from currently unused data bits in the input bit stream from the ISDN system. The trunk circuit includes one receiver which collects and stores data transmitted by the ISDN system. Another receiver collects and stores data transmitted via the T-carrier facilities. The trunk circuit also includes two transmitters. One transmitter converts previously formatted data to T-carrier compatible data and transmits the data via the T-carrier facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: AG Communication Systems Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Young, Peter Kruis, William D. Blewitt