Patents by Inventor John Wolf

John Wolf 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: 11024114
    Abstract: Gaming tables that support wager-based gaming are provided with input receiving devices that are structured to intuitively message to players what kind of wagers are permitted at which betting positions and when and then to automatically detect timely placement of such wagers at corresponding betting positions. This allows for faster unfolding of gaming action in that player confusion is minimized with respect to which wagers are being called for, when and where. An integrated compact sensor system is provided occupying slightly more table area than that needed for supporting wagering tokens of different denominations. The sensor system includes a large array of full color pixels (e.g., RGB capable pixels) for messaging to the players and proximity detection functionality for detecting 3D player hand gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Wolf Kroupp, Ezra Christopher MacKenna, John Victor Zambito
  • Patent number: 11007066
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an orthopedic fusion system comprising: a cage; a curved first channel coupling a lateral wall of the cage to a superior surface of the cage; a curved second channel coupling the lateral wall of the cage to an inferior surface of the cage; a third channel coupling the superior surface of the cage to the inferior surface of the cage; a curved first anchor configured to slide within the first channel; a curved second anchor configured to slide within the second channel; and a resilient member comprising a resilient first arm that projects across a portion of the first channel and a resilient second arm that projects across a portion of the second channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GENESYS SPINE
    Inventors: Joshua Kaufmann, Greg Calbert, Scott Bryant, Brian Bergeron, Landon Gilkey, Ben Keller, Bernard H. Guiot, Aizik Wolf, Matthew Philips, John T. Friedland
  • Patent number: 10783917
    Abstract: A recording head includes a substrate, a read transducer, a waveguide core, and a near-field transducer at an end of the waveguide core proximate a media-facing surface. The recording head includes a magnetic write pole and coil. A laser diode unit with one or more non-self-supporting layers of crystalline material region is transfer printed between layers of the recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Aidan Dominic Goggin, Mark Anthony Gubbins, Paula Frances McElhinney, Roger L. Hipwell, Jr., John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10602241
    Abstract: The present invention discloses numerous implementations for IP-based call processing systems that can selectively control an outgoing call initiated by a source device to a destination device. The call processing system causes a Service Switching Point (SSP) associated with the source device to initiate a media connection between the IP-based call processing system and the source device. The call processing system further causes initiation of a call feature for the outgoing call using the media connection with the source device. The call feature may include a call restriction feature, a call feature for conveying an audio element to the source device, a call record feature and a call feature for conveying information to the source device. The call processing system further causes establishment of a media connection between the source and the destination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: Gao Feng Liu, David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10525085
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for maintaining the pro-regenerative capacity of distal nerve segments following nerve injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Douglas H. Smith, Daniel Kacy Cullen, John A. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20190373025
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method, system and apparatus for causing a communication client to join a media-over-packet communication session. The method comprises receiving from a communication client an indication indicative of a desire of the communication client to establish a communication session, the communication client being registered in association with a user account. The method further comprises determining if there exists at least one active communication session established with at least one other communication client registered in association with the user account. Responsive to determining that there does exist at least one active communication session, the method further comprises causing the communication client to join at least one of the at least one active communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: David William CLARK, Eric John WOLF, Jeffrey William DAWSON, Jonathan Allan ARSENAULT
  • Patent number: 10389762
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method, system and apparatus for causing a communication client to join a media-over-packet communication session. The method comprises receiving from a communication client an indication indicative of a desire of the communication client to establish a communication session, the communication client being registered in association with a user account. The method further comprises determining if there exists at least one active communication session established with at least one other communication client registered in association with the user account. Responsive to determining that there does exist at least one active communication session, the method further comprises causing the communication client to join at least one of the at least one active communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Jeffrey William Dawson, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10344563
    Abstract: An instrument for the mechanical removal of corrosive buildup, deposits or scale from within a wellbore. A tubing-conveyed scraping blade and/or other abrading devices (50) has a collapsible maximum outer diameter by using a multi-bar mechanism (53, 54) to ensure physical contact with corrosive buildup, deposits or scale on surfaces of a surrounding wellbore, oil and gas tubular, or drilling/production marine riser (and, in particular, inner surfaces thereof). The multi-bar mechanism allows for a wide range of motion irrespective of the direction of loading and variable maximum outer diameter to clean corrosive buildup, deposits or scale from tubular goods with unknown configurations and/or dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Abrado, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Esslemont, Benny Silguero, John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10301910
    Abstract: An apparatus that is usable with a well includes a body, a blocking member, a sensor, a radially expandable element and a controller. The body includes a longitudinal passageway that extends through the body, and the blocking member is disposed in the passageway to check fluid from flowing in a predefined direction through the passageway. The sensor is disposed on the body to sense a property of an environment of the string as the object is being communicated through the passageway; the radially expandable element is disposed on the body; and the controller is disposed on the body to selectively autonomously control the expandable element to land the body in a downhole restriction in response to the sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Whitsitt, Gary Rytlewski, John Wolf
  • Publication number: 20190126043
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention comprises an implantable living electrode comprising a substantially cylindrical extracellular matrix core; one or more neurons implanted along or within the substantially cylindrical extracellular matrix core, the one or more neurons including one or more optogenetic or magnetogenetic neurons proximal to a first end of the implantable living electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Kacy Cullen, James P. Harris, John A. Wolf, H. Isaac Chen, Douglas H. Smith, Mijail Serruya
  • Patent number: 10230545
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a method, system and apparatus for logging into a communication client. The method comprises receiving a registration request from a first communication client, the first communication client being registered in association with a device group. The method further comprises, responsive to a determination that there does exist a second communication client registered in association with the device group, provisioning the first communication client and the second communication client according to the registration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BELL INC.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Jeffrey William Dawson, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10171889
    Abstract: A method and network element for implementing a virtual PBX feature for a customer associated with a plurality of endpoints. The method comprises receiving information regarding a call. Based on the information regarding the call, it is determined if the call is an external inbound call or an internal call that identifies a particular one of the endpoints. Responsive to determining that the call is an external inbound call, the call is caused to be routed to the plurality of endpoints associated with the customer, while responsive to determining that the call is an internal call that identifies a particular one of the endpoints, the call is caused to be routed to the particular one of the endpoints. This allows members of a small business or household to share a common external subscriber line, while also allowing the members to reach one another with ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Jeffrey William Dawson, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10049693
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an apparatus comprising a slider. The slider comprises a substrate comprising a media-facing surface, a first side surface perpendicular to the media-facing surface, and a second side surface opposite the first side surface. A heat sink layer is formed proximate to and thermally coupled to the first side surface of the substrate. A write transducer comprises a waveguide core that at least partially extends from the top surface to the media-facing surface. The waveguide core is formed proximate to and thermally coupled to the heat sink layer. A read transducer is formed proximate to the write transducer such that the read transducer is closer to a trailing edge of the slider than the write transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Erik J. Hutchinson, John Wolf
  • Publication number: 20180214492
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for maintaining the pro-regenerative capacity of distal nerve segments following nerve injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas H. SMITH, Daniel Kacy CULLEN, John A. WOLF
  • Patent number: 9934807
    Abstract: A magnetic recording head includes a plurality of writers and at least one reader. The plurality of writers and the reader define a plurality of close points of the head. The plurality of writers are spaced apart from one another in a cross-track direction and positioned in the same plane of the head. A plurality of contact sensors are positioned proximate the plurality of writers and the reader. The contact sensors are coupled together and to a pair of electrical bond pads of the head and configured to sense for head-disk contact at each of the close points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Declan Macken, Paul Sonda, Erik Hutchinson, Jin Fang, John Wolf
  • Patent number: 9895399
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for maintaining the pro-regenerative capacity of distal nerve segments following nerve injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Douglas H. Smith, Kacy D. Cullen, John A. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20180040344
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an apparatus comprising a slider. The slider comprises a substrate comprising a media-facing surface, a first side surface perpendicular to the media-facing surface, and a second side surface opposite the first side surface. A heat sink layer is formed proximate to and thermally coupled to the first side surface of the substrate. A write transducer comprises a waveguide core that at least partially extends from the top surface to the media-facing surface. The waveguide core is formed proximate to and thermally coupled to the heat sink layer. A read transducer is formed proximate to the write transducer such that the read transducer is closer to a trailing edge of the slider than the write transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Erik J. Hutchinson, John Wolf
  • Publication number: 20180005656
    Abstract: A magnetic recording head includes a plurality of writers and at least one reader. The plurality of writers and the reader define a plurality of close points of the head. The plurality of writers are spaced apart from one another in a cross-track direction and positioned in the same plane of the head. A plurality of contact sensors are positioned proximate the plurality of writers and the reader. The contact sensors are coupled together and to a pair of electrical bond pads of the head and configured to sense for head-disk contact at each of the close points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Declan Macken, Paul Sonda, Erik Hutchinson, Jin Fang, John Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170362917
    Abstract: An instrument for the mechanical removal of corrosive buildup, deposits or scale from within a wellbore. A tubing-conveyed scraping blade and/or other abrading devices (50) has a collapsible maximum outer diameter by using a multi-bar mechanism (53, 54) to ensure physical contact with corrosive buildup, deposits or scale on surfaces of a surrounding wellbore, oil and gas tubular, or drilling/production marine riser (and, in particular, inner surfaces thereof). The multi-bar mechanism allows for a wide range of motion irrespective of the direction of loading and variable maximum outer diameter to clean corrosive buildup, deposits or scale from tubular goods with unknown configurations and/or dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander Esslemont, Benny Silguero, John Wolf
  • Patent number: 9842618
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a slider of a heat-assisted magnetic recording head. The slider comprises an air bearing surface, a substrate, and a plurality of electrical bond pads coupled to bias sources. A writer is positioned proximate the substrate. The writer comprises write coils coupled between first and second bond pads. At least one heater is coupled between the first and second bond pads. The at least one heater is disposed within the writer and is configured to thermally actuate the air bearing surface of the writer. A reader is disposed on the slider such that the writer is between the substrate and the reader. Write induced protrusion of the air bearing surface of the writer is moderated by stiffness of the substrate proximate the writer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Erik J. Hutchinson, John Wolf, Todd Michael Lammers