Patents by Inventor Michael D. Martin

Michael D. Martin 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: 10537322
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, a cartridge receiving assembly, a suture cartridge, and a cage securement. The suture cartridge is configured to be received within the cartridge receiving assembly and has a cartridge body, a needle, a drive assembly, and a cage. The cage is movably secured to the cartridge body to selectively move relative to the cartridge body from a closed position to an opened position. In the closed position, the cage is configured to contain the needle within the cartridge body. In the opened position, the cage is configured such that the needle is removable from the cartridge body. The cage securement is configured to move from a first position to a second position to inhibit movement of the cage from the closed position toward the opened position, yet release movement of the cage for selectively moving the cage to the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David T. Martin, Daniel J. Mumaw, William J. White, Andrew C. Deck, James G. Lee, Michael D. Cronin, Alexandra Monnin, J. Bernar Ogzewalla, Daniel L. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20190340294
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, methods, systems and computer readable media are provided, in a cognitive data processing system, for implementing a predictive analytics system that utilizes entity and non-entity information. A collection of content is processed to extract defined entities pertaining to one or more domains. Semantic relationships are determined between objects within the collection of content, wherein the objects include undefined entities. The defined entities and objects are resolved based on entity definitions and the semantic relationships to determine defined entities and undefined entities for a resulting data set. The resulting data set is processed to identify one or more relationships between a defined entity and an undefined entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: William S. Spangler, Richard L. Martin, David Martinez Iraola, Daniel Pierce, Sheng Hua Bao, Meenakshi Nagarajan, Michael D. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10439378
    Abstract: A poke-through device for installation in a hole in a floor structure, the poke-through device including a body defining an interior. The body including a length bounded by an upper end and a lower end, the body including a central axis extending along its length. A mounting frame including a pair of opposed end lobes separated by at least one divider. One of the pair of lobes has a first electrical device mounting surface and the other of the pair of lobes including a second electrical device mounting surface. The first and second electrical mounting surfaces are angled toward the central axis. The first and second electrical device mounting surfaces each including an opening adapted to receive therein an electrical device. A first intumescent member is disposed at the body upper end, and an electrical box is secured to the body lower end. A fire resistant gasket is disposed between the electrical box and the body lower end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gregory Richards, Mark R. Drane, Robert Kevin Jolly, Michael D. Martin
  • Publication number: 20190247083
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, an articulation drive assembly, and a locking feature. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly. The waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The articulation drive assembly comprises an actuator. The actuator is movable relative to the body assembly to drive articulation of the articulation section. The locking feature is in communication with the actuator. The locking feature is movable between an unlocked state and a locked state. The locking feature is configured to permit movement of the actuator relative to the body assembly in the unlocked state. The locking feature is configured to prevent movement of the actuator relative to the body assembly in the locked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Michael R. Lamping, Daniel J. Mumaw, David T. Martin
  • Patent number: 10368951
    Abstract: The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises a second instrument base removably coupleable to the instrument driver and is threaded through the sheath instrument working lumen. The guide instrument also defines a guide instrument working lumen. The tool is threaded through the guide instrument working lumen. For this embodiment of the apparatus, the sheath instrument and guide instrument are independently controllable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic H. Moll, Daniel T. Wallace, Gregory J. Stahler, David F. Moore, Daniel T. Adams, Kenneth M. Martin, Robert G. Younge, Michael R. Zinn, Gunter D. Niemeyer, David Lundmark
  • Patent number: 10357444
    Abstract: Compositions of the present invention include an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, an organic acid; and a polymer selected from the group consisting of a non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer and a non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, wherein, when the composition contains the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and when the composition contains the non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and wherein the composition has an NTU value of 95 or less, a yield value of about 0.1 Pascal or more and pH of from about 3 to about 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Jeffrey D. Martin, Snehal M. Shah, Aliaksandr Zhuk
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190192797
    Abstract: A system and method for automated inspiratory muscle strength exercise includes software for setting a mechanical ventilator for a pressure regulated breath with an initial pressure target that is at the highest pressure setting a patient can tolerate and increasing the pressure target as tolerated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Anatole D. MARTIN, Michael J. BANNER, Andrea GABRIELLI, Neil Russell EULIANO, II
  • Patent number: 10329941
    Abstract: An impingement manifold includes a fluid inlet passage and a pressurized chamber. The pressurized chamber includes at least one lobe. The at least one lobe includes a flow improving feature configured to minimize vorticity of a flow field within the pressurized chamber, and at least one flow outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Werkheiser, Christopher W. Robak, Thomas J. Martin, Matthew E. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20190182636
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile device application automatically identifies and annotates auditory signals from one or more parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Martin, Michael D. Doyle
  • Publication number: 20190006830
    Abstract: A poke-through device for installation in a hole in a floor structure, the poke-through device including a body defining an interior. The body including a length bounded by an upper end and a lower end, the body including a central axis extending along its length. A mounting frame including a pair of opposed end lobes separated by at least one divider. One of the pair of lobes has a first electrical device mounting surface and the other of the pair of lobes including a second electrical device mounting surface. The first and second electrical mounting surfaces are angled toward the central axis. The first and second electrical device mounting surfaces each including an opening adapted to receive therein an electrical device. A first intumescent member is disposed at the body upper end, and an electrical box is secured to the body lower end. A fire resistant gasket is disposed between the electrical box and the body lower end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Richards, Mark R. Drane, Robert Kevin Jolly, Michael D. Martin
  • Publication number: 20070225858
    Abstract: A pallet load transport system includes a shuttle car that is supported by and moves along a track between a pick-up location to a deposit location. A control system monitors and controls all operation of the shuttle car, ensuring proper and safe transfer of pallet loads from the pick-up location to the deposit location. Signal from various measuring devices and/or sensors are input into a programmable logic controller. Based on the application of a control logic to the received signals, output signals are generated and sent to a variable frequency drive, which controls the linear movement of the shuttle car along the track through operation of a motor mounted on the shuttle car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: LAUYANS & COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael D. Martin, Frank M. Lauyans
  • Publication number: 20030062837
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a capillary discharge plasma display panel having a field shaping layer and a method of fabricating the same. More specifically, a capillary discharge panel for generating a capillary plasma discharge includes first and second substrates forming at least one discharge space there between, the first and second substrates facing into each other, a first electrode on the first substrate, a first dielectric layer on the first electrode including the first substrate, at least one second electrode on the second substrate, a second dielectric layer on the second electrode and having at least one capillary per each discharge space therein, and a field shaping layer on the second dielectric layer to confine a generated field into the capillary and eliminate a glow discharge, wherein the discharge space directly faces into the capillary and each capillary corresponds to each discharge space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: Plasmion Display, LLC
    Inventors: Bhum Jae Shin, Dong Woo Yu, Steven Kim, Michael D. Martin, William Kokonaski
  • Publication number: 20030048241
    Abstract: In a method of driving a capillary discharge plasma display panel which comprises front and rear substrates forming a space discharge therein, an addressing electrode on the front substrate, a common electrode and a plurality of scanning electrodes on the rear substrate, and a dielectric layer covering the common electrode and the scanning electrodes and having a capillary corresponding to the common electrode and each scanning electrode in the second dielectric layer, the method includes the steps of applying an addressing pulse to the addressing electrode and a first pulse to the common electrode, and a second pulse sequentially from a 1st scanning electrode to an nth scanning electrode during an addressing period for selecting pixels to be turned on, and applying a first sustaining pulse to the common electrode and a second sustaining pulse to the 1st scanning electrode to the nth scanning electrode during a sustaining period, wherein the first and second sustaining pulses are applied for only discharge ti
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: Plasmion Displays, LLC
    Inventors: Bhum Jae Shin, Dong Woo Yu, Steven Kim, Michael D. Martin, William Kokonaski
  • Publication number: 20030048240
    Abstract: A capillary discharge plasma display panel having a capillary of double size openings and method of fabricating the same is disclosed in the present invention. More specifically, a plasma display panel includes first and second substrates, a first electrode on the first substrate, a first dielectric layer on the first electrode, at least one second electrode on the second substrate, a second dielectric layer on the second electrode, wherein the second dielectric layer has at least one capillary therein, and the capillary comprises first and second openings and the first opening is greater than the second opening in a horizontal width, and at least one discharge space between the first and second dielectric layers and directly adjacent to the first opening of the capillary, thereby exposing a portion of the second electrode to the discharge space through the first and second openings to generate a continuous plasma discharge from the capillary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: Plasmion Displays, LLC
    Inventors: Bhum Jae Shin, Michael D. Martin, Steven Kim
  • Patent number: 6220317
    Abstract: An adjustable template assembly for a router to assist in cutting junction box apertures at preselectable positions in wall surfaces which may be vertically or horizontally disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Pass & Seymour, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Martin, Charles S. Morel, Richard A. Coon
  • Patent number: 4749119
    Abstract: For thermocompression sealing at least one of the materials to be joined is provided with an oxide skin before or during the sealing operation. The oxide skin can be formed, for example by firing in air. It has been found that the method is particularly advantageous for seals between a CrNi-alloy and, for example a second element which consists of aluminium, for example the seal between an Al entrance window and a CrNi-steel envelope of an X-ray intensifier tube. Notably by addition of an intermediate material, in particular aluminium, seals can thus be realized between many materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corp.
    Inventors: Johannes van Esdonk, Johannes T. Klomp, Michael D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4418582
    Abstract: A no-lash telescoping steering shaft (10) comprises first and second telescopically arranged parts (12, 18) which are configured to transmit torque therebetween. The first and second parts carry an axially and radially movable locking piece (68) engaging the first and second parts at points which are axially spaced apart. The locking piece is coupled for axial movement with the inner of the two parts and frictionally engages the outer part to prevent relative axial movement thereof. Because the locking piece engages the first and second parts at axially spaced points, it creates a moment therebetween. The moment opposes side-to-side relative movement of the two parts in a first axial plane. The moment also urges cooperating surface (86, 88) of the two parts into engagement. The cooperating surfaces resist side-to-side relative movement of the two parts in a second axial plane which is substantially perpendicular to the first plane and also eliminate rotational lash from the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: The Bendix Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4362517
    Abstract: An inflatable liferaft comprising a pressurized air or gas inflation unit, an elongate flexible support connected between a point of attachment on the liferaft and the inflation unit for supporting the inflation unit at a position remote from the point of attachment and carrying an air or gas flexible supply line or lines from the inflation unit to the liferaft, whereby during inflation of the liferaft the point of attachment has freedom to move relative to the inflation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: RFD Inflatables Limited
    Inventor: Michael D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4347757
    Abstract: A steering shaft (10) includes an outer shaft (12) defining a bore (14) telescopically receiving an inner shaft (16). The inner shaft defines resilient tangs (38) frictionally engageable with the outer shaft to prevent relative axial movement of the shafts. The tangs define a tapered recess (42) and a tapered member (44) is received in the recess. The tapered member movably engages the tangs to frictionally engage the tangs with the outer shaft. A key (46) carried by the tapered member extends radially outwardly between the tangs and is slidably received in a keyway (50) defined by the outer shaft to couple the shafts for rotation in unison. An elongated rod (52) coupled to the tapered member extends through a bore (36) in the inner shaft and threadably carries a nut (56) engaging the inner shaft. Rotation of the nut moves the tapered member engaging the tangs with the outer shaft and preventing relative axial movement of the inner and outer shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: The Bendix Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Martin