Patents by Inventor John To

John To 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: 20200100009
    Abstract: Embodiments of a modular array microphone system are disclosed, which may include one or more industrial design, mechanical connectivity, and/or acoustic features, components, or aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory William Lantz, John Matthew Miller, Albert Francis McGovern, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200093101
    Abstract: A device (5) attached to the neck (6) of an animal (2) includes an accelerometer (28) which produces first and second signals indicative of movement of the animal (2) and the raised and lowered states of the head of the animal. A microprocessor (30) in the device (5) processes the first and second signals to detect ruminating, resting, feeding and three activity states of the animal during respective second predefined time periods of approximately 15 minutes duration. Data indicative of the states of the animal is stored by the microprocessor (30) in the device (5) and periodically transmitted to a cloud computer server which further processes the data to determine various health states and other issues of the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: DAIRYMASTER
    Inventors: EDMOND PATRICK HARTY, Liam Eoghan Mullane, John Gerard Daly
  • Publication number: 20200093292
    Abstract: A device and method for securing objects of almost any sizes and shapes to a wall is disclosed. A hanger comprising a length of cord suitable for the size of object to be hung, a hook shaped block with screw mounting holes, a thru hole, perpendicular and slightly below to the mounting holes for passing the length of cord, and a slot parallel to the thru hole . The thru hole and the slot should be of the same size, slightly larger than diameter of the cord. The block is mounted to a wall by screws or other means such as double sided tape, rail mount system, peg board hook etc. The cord of suitable length for the object is inserted into the thru hole and knotted on both end. With one of the knot resting against one side of the device, the rest of the cord is then looped on the object to be hung and then inserted into the slot, letting the other knot resting against the other side of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: John T.S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200093106
    Abstract: Mice, embryos, cells, and tissues having a restricted immunoglobulin heavy chain locus and an ectopic sequence encoding one or more ADAM6 proteins are provided. In various embodiments, mice are described that have humanized endogenous immunoglobulin heavy chain loci and are capable of expressing an ADAM6 protein or ortholog or homolog or functional fragment thereof that is functional in a male mouse. Mice, embryos, cells, and tissues having an immunoglobulin heavy chain locus characterized by a single human VH gene segment, a plurality of human DH gene segments and a plurality of human JH gene segments and capable expressing an ADAM6 protein or ortholog or homolog or functional fragment thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Lynn Macdonald, Sean Stevens, Andrew J. Murphy, Margaret Karow, John McWhirter
  • Publication number: 20200093312
    Abstract: A system includes at least a computing apparatus including a communication interface coupled or coupleable to a sensor in contact with a heatable liquid contained in a vessel, the sensor being configured to obtain measurements of a property of the liquid or the sensor; and a processor coupled to the communication interface and configured to receive the measurements of the property of the liquid or the sensor. The processor is programmed to at least determine a height of the liquid in the vessel, and in at least one instance oscillation of the height of the liquid in the vessel, from the measurements, determine an amplitude of the oscillation, determine a level of boil of the liquid from the amplitude of the oscillation and a viscosity of the liquid, and output an indication of the level of boil for display or control of the heat to which the liquid is subjected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Stoufer, Stephen Smith, John Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200093115
    Abstract: In some implementations, a detector may include one or more sensors, one or more external indicators, one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory computer readable media storing instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to perform various operations. The operations may include detecting, by a motion sensor, movement associated with the pest and capturing, by a sensor (e.g., an imaging sensor) of the detector, sensor data (e.g., a digital image) of the pest. The operations may include determining, by a machine learning algorithm, that the sensor data indicates a presence of a pest, and sending a notification message to a computing device. The notification message may include at least a portion of the sensor data. The operations may include visually indicating, using a pest indicator of the one or more external indicators, that the pest was detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison, Shivshanker Somashekar Naimpally
  • Publication number: 20200093319
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for venting a liquid supply of a beverage machine, e.g., by permanently open orifice and/or pressure relief valve. The orifice may always vent a heater tank, even while liquid is delivered to the tank by a liquid pump and/or while the tank is pressurized by an air pump to deliver liquid from the tank. A filter may be positioned between a heater tank and orifice and/or air pump. The pressure relief valve may be positioned between the liquid pump and the inlet side of the heater tank, e.g., so relatively cool water is released by the pressure relief valve when open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Choon Meng Teo, Yee Leong Pang, Kim Lai Wong, John Couture, Richard Pasquini
  • Publication number: 20200093508
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter device includes an expandable portion which has a plurality of struts and is secured to a flexible catheter tube. A tip member is attached to a distal portion of a sleeve and a distal portion of the struts. Axial retraction of the tip member moves the expandable portion from a closed position where the struts extend parallel with a centerline of the expandable portion to an opened position where the struts bow outwardly. An incising element is associated with at least one of the struts. The incising element extends parallel with the centerline when the expandable portion is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: John P. Pigott
  • Publication number: 20200094103
    Abstract: A portable exercise device for use in resistance training programs is provided, which can comprise: a hollow structure; multiple resistance bands, each shorter than the hollow structure; multiple anchor members for securing the resistance bands to the hollow structure; multiple attachable and detachable handles; wherein one end of each resistance band is coupled to an anchor; wherein an opposing end of each resistance band is operably configured for attachment to a handle; such that each resistance band is contained completely within the hollow structure during rest and is capable of extending outside the hollow structure during use when attached to a handle. Such devices can be used by attaching a handle to a resistance band at each end of the hollow bar, gripping the bar with hands, placing feet in the handles, and moving the bar away from the feet to create resistance in the bands thereby exercising the user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: John Wallander
  • Publication number: 20200093746
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of treating a peripheral nerve injury in a subject. The methods include administering to the subject at or near the site of the peripheral nerve injury an effective amount of a composition comprising an agent that promotes remyelination of the peripheral nerve. Also provided are methods of determining whether a peripheral nerve injury has a capacity for recovery. The methods include selecting a subject with a peripheral nerve injury, administering to the subject a first dose of a composition comprising and agent that promote remyelination and detecting after the first dose one or more characteristics of peripheral nerve recovery, the presence of one or more characteristics of peripheral nerve recovery indicating a peripheral nerve injury has a capacity for recovery and the absence of characteristics of peripheral nerve recovery indicating a peripheral nerve injury without a capacity for recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: John Elfar, Kuang-Ching Tseng, Mark Noble
  • Publication number: 20200093187
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision system includes a vaporizer for vaporising liquid for inhalation by a user of the electronic vapor provision system; a power supply comprising a cell or battery for supplying power to the vaporizer; a sensor for measuring the rate of airflow through the electronic vapor provision system as a result of the inhalation by the user; and a control unit for controlling the power supplied to the vaporizer based on a cumulative airflow for this inhalation by the user, wherein the cumulative airflow is determined based on the measurements of airflow rate by the sensor. Such a system allows the user control over the amount of vaporized liquid obtained in a given inhalation based on the cumulative airflow for the given inhalation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Colin John DICKENS
  • Publication number: 20200093267
    Abstract: Self-acting devices and methods are provided for facilitating preventing product tip over. The self-acting device includes an anti-tip mechanism associated with a product to facilitate preventing tip over of the product when in an extended state. Further, the device includes an actuator associated with the product. The actuator is operatively coupled to facilitate transition of the anti-tip mechanism from a retracted state to the extended state. Further, an actuator control is provided to signal the actuator to facilitate transitioning the anti-tip mechanism from the retracted state to the extended state based on the actuator control detecting movement of the product across a floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: John S. WERNER, Arkadiy O. TSFASMAN, Budy D. NOTOHARDJONO, Nicholas G. DANYLUK
  • Publication number: 20200093562
    Abstract: A station for tomotactic-guided biopsy in prone includes a table with an aperture, and a tomosynthesis imaging system. A biopsy gun can be mounted on a stage arm assembly disposed below the table. The imaging system and stage arm assembly can be independently rotated and linearly repositioned in one or more dimensions, thereby allowing the tomotactic scan axis to be located relative to a breast being imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth F. DEFREITAS, Ian SHAW, John LAVIOLA
  • Publication number: 20200093289
    Abstract: A planar display assembly is provided with a planar display pane. A frame is provided with a dado sized to receive the planar display pane. A plurality of retainers mounts to the frame about an inner periphery of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame. At least one of the plurality of retainers is elastically deformable to deform during installation of the planar display into the frame, and to expand to retain the planar display pane within the frame. A plurality of apertures or a channel may be formed in the frame about the dado. The plurality of retainers may mount to the frame within the plurality of apertures or the channel of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Earl David FORREST, Norman Dax ALLEN, Jeffrey John MATHISON
  • Publication number: 20200093566
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for advanced electrode management in neurological monitoring applications include receiving sockets configured to receive connectors having groups of electrodes. The physician is not required to manually map each electrode with its corresponding input channel. Electrodes are coupled to the corresponding input channels in groups through connectors having a unique identification (ID). The system is configured to read the unique ID of each connector and establish its identity. Based on the ID, the system configures itself to automatically correlate or associate each electrode with its corresponding input channel when the connectors are first inserted into the receiving sockets, and again if the connectors are removed and re-inserted into different positions in the receiving sockets, to insure the electrodes are always mapped to the same input channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Cadwell, Patrick Scott Jensen, Brandon Vasquez, Wayne Dearing
  • Publication number: 20200093335
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having a housing and a cover removably coupled to the housing with the cover having a right cover side wall and a left cover side wall secured together spaced laterally from each other and in which the cover side walls are resilient and deflectable laterally away from each other for disengagement of the cover from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, John Gerard Garry, Padraic Grady
  • Publication number: 20200093586
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide medical devices and methods for treating a target site within the body. For example, one embodiment provides a stent graft for treating a target site proximate to a bifurcated lumen, wherein the stent graft includes a first tubular structure having proximal and distal ends and a side wall extending therebetween. The first tubular structure includes an opening defined within the side wall and is configured to define a first portion having first and second ends and a second portion having first and second ends. The opening corresponds to the first ends of the first and second portions and the second ends of the first and second portions respectively correspond to the proximal and distal ends of the first tubular structure, and at least a portion of the first and second portions are configured to be positioned within respective branches of a bifurcated lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Brooke Ren, Daniel O. Adams, John C. Oslund
  • Publication number: 20200093182
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides aerosol delivery devices. In an example implementation, an aerosol delivery device comprises an aerosol source member that defines an outer surface and an interior area and includes a substrate material having an aerosol precursor composition associated therewith, a control body having a housing that is configured to receive the aerosol source member, an electrical energy source coupled with the housing, and a heating assembly operatively connected to the electrical energy source. The heating assembly includes a plurality of spikes that may be configured to articulate between a retracted position, in which the plurality of spikes is not in contact with the aerosol source member, and a heating position, in which the plurality of spikes pierces through the outer surface of the substrate material and into a portion of the interior area thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Luis Monsalud, Andries Sebastian, Stephen B. Sears, John-Paul Mua, Vahid Hejazi, Rajesh Sur
  • Publication number: 20200093354
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical. device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. GOLDEN, John O. McWEENEY, Christopher A. BENNING, Robert CASTOLDI, John F. HOWARD, Brian INTOCCIA, Gary KAPPEL, William L. CHURCHILL
  • Publication number: 20200093241
    Abstract: Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. interchangeable shaving assemblies. The containers described herein include a mechanism to securely hold the container in predetermined open and closed positions. The interior of the container may provided features which serve to hold and protect the shaving assemblies when not in use, e.g., during transport or storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Craig A. PROVOST, John W. GRIFFIN, William E. TUCKER, Aaron G. CANTRELL