Patents by Inventor John V. Hunt

John V. Hunt 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: 20190286332
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a storage migration. The storage migration is associated with a storage area network. The storage migration has a storage migration rate associated therewith. The method includes identifying an input/output throughput. The input/output throughput is associated with the storage area network. The input/output throughput stores a throughput rate for the storage area network. The method includes identifying a service level agreement rate for the input/output throughput. The method includes identifying a non-essential workload. The non-essential workload stores a non-essential workload rate associated therewith. The non-essential workload includes that portion of said input/output throughput that is for one or more background processes. The method includes determining an analyzed rate based on the throughput rate, the service level agreement rate, and the non-essential workload rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Maeve M. O'Reilly, Daniel P. Toulan, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10408631
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes accessing a user database, accessing a transport database, and generating a global recommended travel plan. The user database includes travel preferences and a metric preference for each user. The travel preferences include an origin, and a destination. The transport database includes transport data. The global recommended travel plan includes, for each user, a recommended route from the user's origin to the user's destination, a recommended mode, and a recommended start time. Generating the global recommended travel plan includes simultaneously optimizing each user's metric preference based on the transport data and the travel preferences. The computer-implemented method further includes returning each user's recommended route, recommended mode, and recommended start time. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Philippe H. V. M. Spaas, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Publication number: 20190266507
    Abstract: A set of internal information technology (IT) architecture is received and the internal IT architecture is controlled by a service provider. A set of exogenous IT architecture is received and the exogenous IT architecture is not controlled by the service provider. A set of service level agreement (SLA) requirements, agreed upon by the service provider and a service user, are received. A set of sensor data, from sensors monitoring environmental conditions which may affect at least one of the internal IT architecture or the exogenous IT architecture, is received. A set of heuristic data relating to the internal IT architecture and the exogenous IT architecture is received. A risk metric based on the set of internal IT architecture, the set of exogenous IT architecture, the set of SLA requirements, the set of sensor data, and the set of heuristic data is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Richard M. Cocchiara, John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Maeve M. O'Reilly, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10383754
    Abstract: Methods and devices create an intestinal braking effect, are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and may be reversible. These methods and devices are accomplished via stabilized implantable systems, and ingestible pills. In one embodiment, the implantable system comprises a device delivering a therapeutic substance to a target location within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient in order to initiate an intestinal braking effect which would promote sensations of satiety and stimulate excess weight loss for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Albrecht, Michael S. Cropper, Jason L. Harris, Christopher J. Hess, John V. Hunt, Mark D. Overmyer, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Stokes, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Tamara S. Vetro Widenhouse, Andrew M. Zwolinski
  • Publication number: 20190243555
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a storage migration. The storage migration is associated with a storage area network. The storage migration has a storage migration rate associated therewith. The method includes identifying an input/output throughput. The input/output throughput is associated with the storage area network. The input/output throughput stores a throughput rate for the storage area network. The method includes identifying a service level agreement rate for the input/output throughput. The method includes identifying a non-essential workload. The non-essential workload stores a non-essential workload rate associated therewith. The non-essential workload includes that portion of said input/output throughput that is for one or more background processes. The method includes determining an analyzed rate based on the throughput rate, the service level agreement rate, and the non-essential workload rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Maeve M. O'Reilly, Daniel P. Toulan, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Publication number: 20190245797
    Abstract: Data migrations are not able to be identified or traced through a switched network to their originating hub, because the corresponding TCP/IP data stream goes through a plurality of optimized differential switches and the originating IP in the packet header gets replaced at each switch. The present invention provides a mechanism to introduce a lag or a jitter into the IP to label the migrated data. The labeled data are able to be traced and identified through multiple managed hubs and/or switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew P. Barnes, John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Claus Schrøder-Hansen, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10332018
    Abstract: A set of internal information technology (IT) architecture is received and the internal IT architecture is controlled by a service provider. A set of exogenous IT architecture is received and the exogenous IT architecture is not controlled by the service provider. A set of service level agreement (SLA) requirements, agreed upon by the service provider and a service user, are received. A set of sensor data, from sensors monitoring environmental conditions which may affect at least one of the internal IT architecture or the exogenous IT architecture, is received. A set of heuristic data relating to the internal IT architecture and the exogenous IT architecture is received. A risk metric based on the set of internal IT architecture, the set of exogenous IT architecture, the set of SLA requirements, the set of sensor data, and the set of heuristic data is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard M. Cocchiara, John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Maeve M. O'Reilly, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10331383
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a storage migration. The storage migration is associated with a storage area network. The storage migration has a storage migration rate associated therewith. The method includes identifying an input/output throughput. The input/output throughput is associated with the storage area network. The input/output throughput stores a throughput rate for the storage area network. The method includes identifying a service level agreement rate for the input/output throughput. The method includes identifying a non-essential workload. The non-essential workload stores a non-essential workload rate associated therewith. The non-essential workload includes that portion of said input/output throughput that is for one or more background processes. The method includes determining an analyzed rate based on the throughput rate, the service level agreement rate, and the non-essential workload rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Maeve M. O'Reilly, Daniel P. Toulan, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Publication number: 20190183399
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, information identifying a user's activity; determining, by the computing device, the user's tasks based on the information identifying the user's activity; determining, by the computing device, the user's context switches based on the user's tasks; receiving, by the computing device, biometrics data associated with the user via an application programming interface (API); determining, by the computing device, the user's stress levels at various times based on the biometrics data; storing, by the computing device, information linking the user's stress level with the user's context switches; and outputting, by the computing device, the information linking the user's stress level with the user's context switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Sean T. Fornash, Anthony M. Hunt, Maeve O'Reilly, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Publication number: 20190179677
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a computing device, resource usage data for a hypervisor; monitoring, by the computing device, resource usage data for a guest machine; identifying, by the computing device, outliers in the resource usage data for the hypervisor and outliers in the resource usage data for the guest machine; executing, by the computing device, a root cause model based on the resource usage data for the hypervisor and the resource usage data for the guest machine; generating, by the computing device, a root cause report identifying results of the executed root cause model; and providing, by the computing device, the root cause report for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, David O'Grady, Niamh Phelan, Claus Schroeder-Hansen, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10320689
    Abstract: Data migrations are not able to be identified or traced through a switched network to their originating hub, because the corresponding TCP/IP data stream goes through a plurality of optimized differential switches and the originating IP in the packet header gets replaced at each switch. The present invention provides a mechanism to introduce a lag or a jitter into the IP to label the migrated data. The labeled data are able to be traced and identified through multiple managed hubs and/or switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew P. Barnes, John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Claus Schrøder-Hansen, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Publication number: 20190090876
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an anvil, a closure assembly, a firing assembly, and a casing assembly. The firing assembly includes a staple driver and an annular array of staples. The casing assembly includes a first section and a second section. The first section includes a first handle portion, a first shaft portion, and a tubular casing. The tubular casing slidably houses the staple driver. The first section defines a homogenous continuum of material along the length of the first handle portion, the first shaft portion, and the tubular casing. The second section includes a second handle portion and a second shaft portion. The second handle portion is laterally coupled with the first handle portion. The second shaft portion is laterally coupled with the first shaft portion. The second section defines a homogenous continuum of material along the length of the second handle portion and the second shaft portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: William D. Fox, Gregory J. Bakos, Jonathan T. Batross, John V. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10226246
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having a trigger operable to fire a staple driver to staple tissue. The instrument includes a pointed rod to which an anvil may be coupled. An anvil detection feature is included to determine when the anvil is coupled to the rod. In some versions, the anvil detection feature comprises a translatable rod that inhibits a lockout feature from disengaging. In other versions, an anvil sensing tube is disposed about the pointed rod and interferes with actuation of the trigger in a first position. A recess in the tube permits trigger to actuate when the anvil sensing tube is in the second position. Alternatively, a resilient tab is coupled to the pointed rod and resists actuation of the staple driver. A trigger lockout assembly may include a spring-loaded button that “pops” out when a push rod is actuated, thereby freeing a pivotable lockout feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin D. Felder, John F. Cummings, Joseph P. Schowalter, Patrick J. Swindon, Johnny H. Alexander, III, Patrick A. Weizman, Cory G. Kimball, Edward G. Chekan, Joseph E. Young, Christopher C. Miller, Barry T. Jamison, John V. Hunt, Kent P. Baker, Cortney E. Henderson, Chester O. Baxter, III, Jerome R. Morgan, Adam R. Dunki-Jacobs, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Carl J. Shurtleff, Julia F. Serber
  • Patent number: 10206682
    Abstract: A tissue compression device for forming an anastomosis between first and second anatomical structures may include a first device portion having a first magnetic member and a second device portion having a second magnetic member. The magnetic members are configured to magnetically draw together the first and second device portions to compress tissue positioned therebetween. The compression device further includes a latching mechanism configured to couple the first device portion with the second device portion when the device portions are magnetically drawn together. The latching mechanism may include a first latching member extending from the first device portion and a second latching member extending from the second device portion. The latching members are configured to lockingly engage and thereby couple the first device portion with the second device portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Bethany F. Grant, John V. Hunt, Daniel W. Price, Nicholas B. Van Stolk, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20190000443
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a cannula assembly, an obturator assembly, and a catch arm. The cannula assembly has a housing, a cannula, and a working channel defining a longitudinal axis from a proximal opening to a distal opening. The obturator assembly includes a proximal head, a distal tip, and a shaft extending therebetween. The catch arm is selectively moveable from a retracted position to a first and second deployed positions and is configured to releasably capture a suture thread. In the retracted position, the catch arm is positioned radially inward from the first deployed position. In the first deployed position, the catch arm is positioned radially outward from the retracted position. In addition, the catch arm is configured to be moved a predetermined distance from the first deployed position to the second deployed position and release the captured suture thread therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Jast, Kevin A. Larson, John V. Hunt, Michael A. Jacobs, Gregory J. Bakos, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Christopher J. Hess
  • Publication number: 20190000496
    Abstract: A method of suturing a trocar path incision in a tissue of a patient with an obturator includes inserting the obturator through the tissue such that a shaft of the obturator extends through a tissue opening about the trocar path incision and a distal tip of the obturator is positioned within a cavity of the patient. The method also includes directing the suture via a suturing feature with the obturator inserted through the tissue in order to direct the suture relative to the tissue. Furthermore, the method includes closing the tissue opening about the trocar path incision with the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Layne D. Christopher, Rebecca J. Gettinger, Jason L. Harris, Christopher J. Hess, Zhifan F. Huang, John V. Hunt, Michael Jacobs, Anil R. Jadhav, John A. Jast, Nicole Y. Kwee, Kevin A. Larson, James G. Lee, David T. Martin, Jerome R. Morgan, Michael A. Murray, Shailendra K. Parihar, Sol Posada, Devanathan Raghavan, Brian D. Schings, Patrick M. Schleitweiler, Nicholas Seipelt, Melinda Tellmann, Tamara S. Vetro Widenhouse
  • Publication number: 20180214152
    Abstract: An exemplary tissue compression device for forming an anastomosis includes a first device portion having a first mating surface, a first base wall recessed from the first mating surface so as to define a first inner recess, and a first set of suture bores extending through the first base wall and opening to an outer periphery of the first device portion. A second device portion of the device has a second mating surface, a second base wall recessed from the second mating surface so as to define a second inner recess, and a second set of suture bores extending through the second base wall and opening to an outer periphery of the second device portion. The first and second device portions are configured to compress tissue positioned between the first and second mating surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, John V. Hunt, Daniel W. Price, Nicholas B. Van Stolk
  • Publication number: 20180214151
    Abstract: An exemplary tissue compression device for forming an anastomosis between first and second anatomical structures includes a first device portion and a second device portion configured to mate with the first device portion. The first and second device portions are configured to magnetically draw together to compress tissue positioned therebetween. The device further includes a circuit assembly including an electrical element and a battery configured to energize the electrical element. The electrical element may be in the form of an electromagnet or an illumination device, for example. In exemplary versions, the first device portion may include a first circuit assembly having a first electrical element and a first battery, and the second device portion may include a second circuit assembly having a second electrical element and a second battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Daniel W. Price, Nicholas B. Van Stolk, John V. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20180214149
    Abstract: An exemplary tissue compression device for forming an anastomosis between first and second anatomical structures includes a first device portion having a first mating surface, and a second device portion having a second mating surface configured to mate with the first mating surface to compress tissue positioned therebetween. Each of the first and second mating surfaces includes a contoured portion, and the contoured portions are configured to mate with one another to facilitate alignment of the first and second device portions. A first one of the contoured portions may be formed with a concave contour and a second one of the contoured portions may be formed with a complementary convex contour. The device portions may further include first and second magnetic members configured to draw the device portions together to engage the first mating surface with the second mating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: John V. Hunt, Daniel W. Price, Nicholas B. Van Stolk, Gregory J. Bakos, Bethany F. Grant
  • Patent number: D851249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: William D. Fox, Gregory J. Bakos, Jonathan T. Batross, John V. Hunt