Patents by Inventor Kenneth B. Lyons

Kenneth B. Lyons 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: 20240238039
    Abstract: A surgical system includes an ultrasonic blade operably coupled to an ultrasonic transducer, a jaw member pivotable relative to the blade for clamping tissue between the blade and the jaw member, and at least one controller. A portion of the jaw member is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy at a first potential and another portion of the jaw member or the blade is adapted to connect to the source of electrosurgical energy at a second potential to conduct electrosurgical energy therebetween and through the clamped tissue. The blade is configured to transmit ultrasonic energy to the tissue clamped between the blade and the jaw member. The at least one controller is configured to monitor a resonant frequency associated with the ultrasonic energy and to monitor an impedance of the clamped tissue associated with the electrosurgical energy and to determine whether an adverse condition exists based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Keith W. Malang, Richard L. Croft, Kenneth E. Netzel, Matthew S. Cowley, James R. Fagan, Michael B. Lyons, David J. Van Tol
  • Patent number: 5623656
    Abstract: A preprocessing script-based data communications system and method that embeds information regarding the previous state of the system within script data. This effectively imposes a state memory upon what would otherwise be a stateless system. Typically, the scripts processed by this system are similar in structure and format to ordinary HTML scripts, with the addition of several commands that facilitate programming embedded state information. Within systems employing the invention a client is afforded the capability of having one script influence another by exploiting the preprocessor imposed state memory. In addition, the invention provides these advantages to a client without the need for storing state information on a data system server, thereby providing increased system security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4790619
    Abstract: Raman-active optical fiber having very large Raman cross section is disclosed. The fiber comprises glass that has two major components, a glass-forming first component (GeO.sub.2, SiO.sub.2, AsO.sub.1.5, or combinations thereof) and a heavy metal oxide second component (PbO, BiO.sub.1.5, SbO.sub.1.5, TlO.sub.0.5, or combinations thereof), with the first and second major components making up at least 70 mol %, preferably at least 90 mol %, of the glass. The maximum relative Raman cross section .sigma..sub.r of the inventive glass is at least 15, preferably greater than 20, where .sigma..sub.r =.sigma..sub.RA /.theta..sub.SiO.sbsb.2, and where .sigma..sub.RA and .sigma..sub.SiO.sbsb.2 are the maximum 0.degree. K. Raman cross sections of the inventive glass and of pure vitreous SiO.sub.2, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Malcolm E. Lines, Kenneth B. Lyons, Anne E. Miller, Kurt Nassau