Patents by Inventor Robert E. Jones

Robert E. Jones 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: 11406470
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. A base plate and base frame combination provides a platform for a dual-stage slider (DSS) assembly comprising a bottom stage slider (BSS) table and a top stage slider (TSS) table that each have suitably sized apertures or orifices therethrough for allowing the passage of and securely holding an instrumentation column (IC) assembly whose translational movement (i.e., sideways or forward and/or backward directions along a translational plane) and pivotal/rotational movement (i.e., around a perpendicular axis orthogonal to the translational plane and extending through a pivot or fulcrum) are independently controlled by respective slide actuators in order to properly align the IC assembly to a desired trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220234382
    Abstract: A transfer article with a thickness of less than 3 micrometers includes a first acrylate layer that is releasable from a metal or doped semiconductor release layer at a release value of from 2 to 50 grams/inch. The article includes a functional layer overlaying the first acrylate layer. The functional layer includes at least one microfractured inorganic layer about 3 nanometers to about 200 nanometers thick, which has a plurality of toolmarks interspersed with cracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Scott J. Jones, Huiwen Tai, Joan M. Frankel, Robert R. Owings, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Jeanne M. Bruss, David J. Rowe, Matthew E. Sousa, Bradley L. Givot
  • Patent number: 11397286
    Abstract: A light directing article comprises an acrylic polyvinyl acetal film to protect the optical elements of the light directing article. The acrylic polyvinyl acetal film has a Tg of at least 30° C. and comprises a (meth)acrylic polymer and polyvinyl acetal polymer. The acrylic polyvinyl acetal film is flexible and durable to mechanical deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd D. Jones, Bimal V. Thakkar, Duane D. Fansler, Anthony F. Schultz, Jonathan E. Janoski, David C. Lueneburg, Carla S. Thomas, Tien Yi T. H. Whiting, Robert F. Watkins
  • Publication number: 20220192775
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. A pivotally rotatable stage is pivotally coupled to a base support and a vertical support operative to support a slider assembly arranged to accommodate an instrumentation column (IC) containing the therapy device. A first gimbal drive is disposed between the pivotally rotatable stage and the base support, wherein the first gimbal drive is actuatable to cause a first pivotal motion of the slider assembly including the IC, the first pivotal motion defined along a first arcuate path pivoted around a first pivotal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11364086
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. Orthogonally disposed first and second arcuate racks are independently actuatable by respective pinion drives, wherein the first arcuate rack is coupled to a base support and the second arcuate rack is operative to support a slider assembly arranged to accommodate an instrumentation column (IC) containing the therapy device. The first pinion drive is actuatable to cause a first curvilinear motion of the second arcuate rack including the slider assembly, the first curvilinear motion defined along a first arcuate path on a first perpendicular plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11298204
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. A pivotally rotatable stage is pivotally coupled to a base support and a vertical support operative to support a slider assembly arranged to accommodate an instrumentation column (IC) containing the therapy device. A first gimbal drive is disposed between the pivotally rotatable stage and the base support, wherein the first gimbal drive is actuatable to cause a first pivotal motion of the slider assembly including the IC, the first pivotal motion defined along a first arcuate path pivoted around a first pivotal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200246101
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. Orthogonally disposed first and second arcuate racks are independently actuatable by respective pinion drives, wherein the first arcuate rack is coupled to a base support and the second arcuate rack is operative to support a slider assembly arranged to accommodate an instrumentation column (IC) containing the therapy device. The first pinion drive is actuatable to cause a first curvilinear motion of the second arcuate rack including the slider assembly, the first curvilinear motion defined along a first arcuate path on a first perpendicular plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200246099
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. A base plate and base frame combination provides a platform for a dual-stage slider (DSS) assembly comprising a bottom stage slider (BSS) table and a top stage slider (TSS) table that each have suitably sized apertures or orifices therethrough for allowing the passage of and securely holding an instrumentation column (IC) assembly whose translational movement (i.e., sideways or forward and/or backward directions along a translational plane) and pivotal/rotational movement (i.e., around a perpendicular axis orthogonal to the translational plane and extending through a pivot or fulcrum) are independently controlled by respective slide actuators in order to properly align the IC assembly to a desired trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200246100
    Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. A pivotally rotatable stage is pivotally coupled to a base support and a vertical support operative to support a slider assembly arranged to accommodate an instrumentation column (IC) containing the therapy device. A first gimbal drive is disposed between the pivotally rotatable stage and the base support, wherein the first gimbal drive is actuatable to cause a first pivotal motion of the slider assembly including the IC, the first pivotal motion defined along a first arcuate path pivoted around a first pivotal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Galen L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10279497
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus is disclosed which includes a cutter knife which is reciprocally moveable along a path of travel; a track member mounted adjacent to the cutter knife and which mechanically cooperates with the cutter knife so as to define, at least in part, a first non-cutting position, and a second cutting position for the cutter knife; and a magnet is mounted in a location on the track member and which releasably, magnetically restrains the cutter knife when the cutter knife is in the first non-cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Key Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Jones, Kenneth G. Carambot, Louis D. Jausoro
  • Patent number: 9981397
    Abstract: An inspection and cutting apparatus which employs a reciprocally moveable cutting knife includes an elongated main body having opposite ends; and a protrusion is integral with the elongated main body, and which inhibits an adhesive force from being created between the outside facing surface of the elongated main body, and the adjacent sidewalls of a knife guidance track when a source of water wets the outside surface of the elongated main body and the adjacent spaced sidewalls of the knife guidance channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Key Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean G. Calvert, Robert E. Jones, Brian D. Lovgren, Louis D. Jausoro
  • Publication number: 20180029247
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus is disclosed which includes a cutter knife which is reciprocally moveable along a path of travel; a track member mounted adjacent to the cutter knife and which mechanically cooperates with the cutter knife so as to define, at least in part, a first non-cutting position, and a second cutting position for the cutter knife; and a magnet is mounted in a location on the track member and which releasably, magnetically restrains the cutter knife when the cutter knife is in the first non-cutting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: ROBERT E. JONES, KENNETH G. CARAMBOT, LOUIS D. JAUSORO
  • Patent number: 9837299
    Abstract: Methods of forming 3-D ICs with integrated passive devices (IPDs) include stacking separately prefabricated substrates. An active device (AD) substrate has contacts on its upper portion. A ground plane is located between the AD substrate and an IPD substrate. The ground plane provides superior IPD to AD cross-talk attenuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INVENSAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul W. Sanders, Robert E. Jones, Michael F. Petras, Chandrasekaram Ramiah
  • Publication number: 20170301577
    Abstract: Methods of forming 3-D ICs with integrated passive devices (IPDs) include stacking separately prefabricated substrates. An active device (AD) substrate has contacts on its upper portion. A ground plane is located between the AD substrate and an IPD substrate. The ground plane provides superior IPD to AD cross-talk attenuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. SANDERS, Robert E. JONES, Michael F. PETRAS, Chandrasekaram RAMIAH
  • Patent number: 9772279
    Abstract: A system and method for the monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2) for chemical contaminants. The carbon dioxide monitoring system includes a contaminant sensor that is configured to detect trace amounts of contaminants in CO2 that is pumped through it in real time. The contaminant sensor includes an interferometer configured to track the amount of contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Daniel P. Campbell, Jayme Caspall, Janet Cobb-Sullivan, Kenneth E. Johnson, Robert E. Jones, Larry Starr, Michael Slawson, Ruoya Wang
  • Patent number: 9698131
    Abstract: Methods of forming 3-D ICs with integrated passive devices (IPDs) include stacking separately prefabricated substrates coupled by through-substrates-vias (TSVs). An active device (AD) substrate has contacts on its upper portion. An isolator substrate is bonded to the AD substrate so the TSVs in the isolator substrate are coupled to the contacts on the AD substrate. An IPD substrate is bonded to the isolator substrate so that TVs therein are coupled to an interconnect zone on the isolator substrate and/or TSVs therein. The IPDs of the IPD substrate are coupled by TSVs in the IPD and isolator substrates to devices in the AD substrate. The isolator substrate provides superior IPD to AD cross-talk attenuation while permitting each substrate to have small high aspect ratio TSVs, thus facilitating high circuit packing density and efficient manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Sanders, Robert E. Jones, Michael F. Petras, Chandrasekaram Ramiah
  • Patent number: 9644940
    Abstract: A system and method for the monitoring of ammonia in a fluid. The ammonia monitoring system includes an ammonia sensor that is configured to detect trace amounts of ammonia (NH3) in a fluid (i.e., gas or liquid) that is pumped through it in real time. The real time ammonia sensor includes an interferometer configured to track the amount of ammonia that is pumped into the real time ammonia sensor. The ammonia monitoring system, via the real time ammonia sensor, is further configured to detect ammonia levels in industrial poultry houses and provide electronic feedback to the building's ventilation control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Lumense, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campbell, Jayme Caspall, Janet Cobb-Sullivan, Bonnie Bobzin, Kenneth Johnson, Robert E. Jones, Michael Slawson
  • Patent number: 9380651
    Abstract: A microwave heater equipped with a microwave choke and suitable for heating one or more articles under vacuum. The microwave choke inhibits leakage of microwave energy between a door of the heater and a main vessel body of the heater without causing arcing at the choke, even at low pressures. In certain situations, the microwave choke can be configured with side-by-side choke cavities. In certain situations, the microwave choke can be removably coupled to the door and/or vessel body for easier fabrication, installation, and/or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Harold Dail Kimrey, Jr., Robert E. Jones, David Carl Attride, Brad William Overturf, Jarvey Eugene Felty, Jr., Jared Moore, Aaron Grills
  • Publication number: 20160136829
    Abstract: A reciprocally moveable cutting knife is described and which includes an elongated main body having a first, and an opposite, second end for engaging an object of interest; and a protrusion is made integral with the elongated main body and which extends outwardly from a plane which is defined by the outside facing surface of the main body, and which inhibits an adhesion from being created between the outside facing surface of the elongated main body, and the respective sidewalls of a knife guidance track when a source of water wets the outside surface of the elongated main body and the spaced sidewalls of the knife guidance channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sean G. Calvert, Robert E. Jones, Brian D. Lovgren, Louis D. Jausoro
  • Publication number: 20160111404
    Abstract: Methods of forming 3-D ICs with integrated passive devices (IPDs) include stacking separately prefabricated substrates coupled by through-substrates-vias (TSVs). An active device (AD) substrate has contacts on its upper portion. An isolator substrate is bonded to the AD substrate so the TSVs in the isolator substrate are coupled to the contacts on the AD substrate. An IPD substrate is bonded to the isolator substrate so that TVs therein are coupled to an interconnect zone on the isolator substrate and/or TSVs therein. The IPDs of the IPD substrate are coupled by TSVs in the IPD and isolator substrates to devices in the AD substrate. The isolator substrate provides superior IPD to AD cross-talk attenuation while permitting each substrate to have small high aspect ratio TSVs, thus facilitating high circuit packing density and efficient manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Paul W. Sanders, Robert E. Jones, Michael F. Petras, Chandrasekaram RAMIAH