Patents by Inventor Ronald Adams

Ronald Adams 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: 20200146361
    Abstract: In an aspect, there is provided an apparatus which may include a cartridge and a vaporizer body. The cartridge may include a cartridge body defining a reservoir configured to contain vaporizable material, a vaporizing assembly positioned within the cartridge body. The vaporizer body may include a receptacle configured to receive at least a portion of the cartridge, and control circuitry comprising at least one processor and at least one memory disposed within the vaporizer body, the at least one memory including instructions which when executed cause operations comprising: storing an event indicative of detection of an insertion of the cartridge into the vaporizer body; requesting, from the cartridge, cartridge information; receiving, in response to the request, the cartridge information stored at the cartridge; and configuring, based at least in part of the received cartridge information, the vaporizer device for vaporizing of the vaporizable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jesse Amos Silver, Amanda Adams, Nicolas Paul Dor, Joshua Fu, Conrad Legendy, Casey S. Yost, Aditya Palande, Maya Voskoboynikov, Matthew Czapar, Pradyumna Upadhya, Ronald Buell
  • Publication number: 20200124993
    Abstract: A support table configured to support a substrate, the support table having a support section to support a substrate and a conditioning system to supply heat energy to and/or remove heat energy from the support section, wherein the conditioning system comprises a plurality of conditioning units that are independently controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: AS ML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Gertrudis Cornelis KUNNEN, Johannes Henricus Wilhelmus JACOBS, Coen Cornelis Wilhelmus VERSPAGET, Ronald VAN DER HAM, Ivo Adam Johannes THOMAS, Martijn HOUBEN, Thibault Simon Mathieu LAURENT, Gregory Martin Mason CORCORAN, Ruud Hendrikus Martinus Johannes BLOKS, Gerben PIETERSE, Pieter Lein Joseph GUNTER, Marinus Jan REMIE, Sander Catharina Reinier DERKS
  • Patent number: 10577303
    Abstract: A method for esterification of one or more carboxylic acid groups in a compound containing one or more carboxylic acid groups wherein the esterification reagent is a diazo-compound of formula: wherein the R1 and R2 groups of the diazo compound are selected such that the corresponding organic compound of formula: exhibits a —C—H pKa value between 18 and 29 as measured in DMSO. Specific reagents and methods for esterification are provided. The esterification reagents provided exhibit high selectivity for esterification of carboxylic acid groups over reaction with amine, alcohol or thiol groups in the compound containing one or more carboxylic acid groups. The method can be used to selectively esterify carboxylic acid groups in peptides or proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ronald T. Raines, Nicholas Adam McGrath
  • Publication number: 20200036670
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for generating messages that are customized for an individual human recipient. In one example, the method includes identifying a target to whom a message is to be sent, a goal of the message, and a topic of the message, retrieving information relevant to the topic from a library of core content, wherein the core content comprises a plurality of fixed inputs, building the message using the information retrieved from the library of core content, wherein the building comprises presenting the information retrieved from the library of core content in a manner that is customized for the target, delivering the message to the target via a delivery medium, wherein a selection of the delivery medium is customized for the target, and soliciting feedback from the target to confirm that the goal of the message has been achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Adams, Karolina McLean Abbott, Tricia McKinley, Charles Barker, Melissa McCormick, Marc Sullivan, Ronald Noble
  • Patent number: 10520837
    Abstract: A support table configured to support a substrate, the support table having a support section to support a substrate and a conditioning system to supply heat energy to and/or remove heat energy from the support section, wherein the conditioning system comprises a plurality of conditioning units that are independently controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Gertrudis Cornelis Kunnen, Johannes Henricus Wilhelmus Jacobs, Coen Cornelis Wilhelmus Verspaget, Ronald Van Der Ham, Ivo Adam Johannes Thomas, Martijn Houben, Thibault Simon Mathieu Laurent, Gregory Martin Mason Corcoran, Ruud Hendrikus Martinus Johannes Bloks, Gerben Pieterse, Pieter Lein Joseph Gunter, Marinus Jan Remie, Sander Catharina Reinier Derks
  • Publication number: 20190335715
    Abstract: Food supply may be tracked, authenticated, and evaluated by a variety of systems, processes, and techniques. In certain implementations, computer systems at various animal producers in the food supply chain (e.g., ranch and feedlot) may record and generate data regarding an animal (e.g., breed, age, location, hydration regimen, health history, etc.) and report this to a server system, which may process the data in an authenticated manner. Entities further down the chain (e.g., retailers) may access the server system to retrieve information about meat products and use this in sales efforts. Consumers may also retrieve information about meat products so that they may make informed buying decisions. Additionally, feedback may be provided to animal producers regarding the meat, which may encourage them to continue producing quality animals. Data may also be monetized, and a portion reinvested back to the food producer to assist in labor costs associated with system compliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald B. Hicks, SARAH C. HARKLEROAD, AUSTIN ADAMS, DAVID Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10438107
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include a financial services card including a card substrate, and multiple rows of braille-encoded characters formed on the card substrate, at least a portion of the braille-encoded characters encoding an account number that is associated with the financial services card being distributed between a first row and a second row of the multiple rows, and additional information associated with the financial services card being braille-encoded in a third row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Marco Antonio Gamboa, Ronald Richard Watkins, Patrick Sturdivant, Martha Rodriguez Hathorn, Stephen Adam Cone, Rhealyn Nicole Yanta
  • Patent number: 10423011
    Abstract: A lens includes a lens body, and an electro-active section (liquid crystals and a diffraction section) that is provided to a region of part of the lens body. The lens includes a pair of electrodes that are embedded in the lens body, that are electrically connected to a focal length modification section, that extend downward from an upper side end of the lens body, and that are disposed substantially parallel to each other spaced apart in a width direction orthogonal to an up-down direction of the lens body. Lower ends of the pair of electrodes are disposed spaced apart from the electro-active section in the up-down direction of the lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Sophie Adams, David Boyd, Richard Clompus, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Robert Hall, Venki Iyer, William Kokonaski, Charles Willey, Yongping Wang, Claudio Dalla Longa, Tsuyoshi Kamibeppu, Akifumi Aono, Akihiro Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20190282080
    Abstract: Systems and methods of cannulating a body orifice such as a bladder are disclosed. An indwelling bladder catheter having reduced trauma risk can include a proximal end, a distal end, and a flexible elongate tubular body therebetween, the distal end having at least one distal port in fluid communication with a lumen extending within the tubular body, the distal end further having a distal tip comprising a blunt shape; a first proximal port for at least one of fluid inflow or outflow, the first proximal port in fluid communication with the lumen extending within the tubular body; an inflatable balloon near the distal end of the catheter, the balloon transformable from an unexpanded to an expanded configuration, wherein the balloon in its expanded configuration comprises a low profile oblong shape suitable for anchoring within a human bladder; and a second proximal port balloon inflation, in fluid connection with the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: James Adam Greenberg, Ronald D. Adams, Neeraj Kohli, David Harari
  • Publication number: 20190278882
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular and scalable system configured to generate a topology platform for training, entertainment, gaming, living, working, acting, viewing, etc. The platform can have a plurality of movable columns that are extendable and retractable. In some embodiments, some of the columns can be retracted to allow users to walk on the columns while other columns can be extended to form a barrier (e.g., wall) or form an inanimate object (e.g., table). The system may be used in furniture to provide topologies for highly customized support structure designs to accommodate varying body shapes, sizes, and individual comfort levels. The system may be used to generate topologies for greenscreen film stages to provide post-production editing, compositing with actors, stuntmen, and video, etc. The platform can be configurable and re-configurable to change the objects and features of the topology and represent different or dynamic environments at any time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Punako, JR., David Ray Hockenberry, John Lee Wass, III, Jeremy Adam Brougher, James David Luciew
  • Patent number: 10376137
    Abstract: Systems and methods of cannulating a body orifice such as a bladder are disclosed. An indwelling bladder catheter having reduced trauma risk can include a proximal end, a distal end, and a flexible elongate tubular body therebetween, the distal end having at least one distal port in fluid communication with a lumen extending within the tubular body, the distal end further having a distal tip comprising a blunt shape; a first proximal port for at least one of fluid inflow or outflow, the first proximal port in fluid communication with the lumen extending within the tubular body; an inflatable balloon near the distal end of the catheter, the balloon transformable from an unexpanded to an expanded configuration, wherein the balloon in its expanded configuration comprises a low profile oblong shape suitable for anchoring within a human bladder; and a second proximal port balloon inflation, in fluid connection with the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: EMMY MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: James Adam Greenberg, Ronald D. Adams, Neeraj Kohli, David Harari
  • Publication number: 20190180380
    Abstract: A computer-based method for determining a set of equity-indexed crediting parameters I for an enhanced minimum death benefit guarantee equity-indexed deposit product also having a rider charge C, an enhanced minimum death benefit rollup percentage E, a set of profitability requirements R, a principal amount P, and an account value A, with C, E, R, P, A, and I determined at the time of product purchase. The method includes the steps of generating a set of yield curve and equity index scenarios consistent with valuation parameters, setting a trial value Ij for I for said product, calculating the observed distribution D of profitability using the equity index scenarios, comparing D with R, and computing a revised trial value Ij+1 for I for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Donald J. Dady, Richard Kado, John Adam Rose, Ronald L. Shurts, Marc Verrier
  • Publication number: 20190167867
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a negative pressure source, a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound, and optionally a canister configured to store fluid aspirated from the wound. The negative pressure source, wound dressing, and canister (when present) can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of negative pressure to the wound. The system can be configured to automatically detect whether the canister is positioned in the fluid flow path between the negative pressure source and the dressing while negative pressure source provides negative pressure to the wound dressing. Operation of the system can be adjusted based on whether presence of the canister has been detected. For example, a value of an operational parameter can be set to indicate that the canister is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Edward Adams, Kevin Bendele, Aaron Michael Husz, David Edward Lee, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Lee Michael Rush, David Ronald Upton, William Jacob Ward
  • Publication number: 20170311754
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding and rotating food, the apparatus comprising a fork, an extendible arm configured to removably attach the fork, a motor configured to be coupled to the fork to rotate the fork and a height adjustable support for the arm. The fork includes prongs that are U shaped, wherein the distal ends of the prongs are bent backward and include a wave or zig-zag portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald Adams, Richard Francis Woge
  • Publication number: 20170229852
    Abstract: A support for mounting an electrical box relative to a stud can include a support arm and an attachment feature, with the attachment feature configured to secure the support arm to the stud, and the support arm configured to support the electrical box. The attachment feature can include an attachment section that has a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the attachment section can support the support arm at a first depth relative to the stud. In the second configuration, the attachment section can be configured to be folded over itself to support the support arm at a second, smaller, depth relative to the stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald Adam Jones, Raymond Scott Laughlin
  • Patent number: 9668738
    Abstract: A distal assembly of an endoscopic surgical device, and a related method, having a first arm and a second arm pivotal relative to the first arm. Each arm is configured to hold a part of a two-part fastener at a distal end of the arm. A closing mechanism is positioned proximate a proximal end of each of the first and second arms opposite the distal end of each of the first and second arms. The closing mechanism is configured to move in relation to the first and second arms so as to close over at least one of the first and second arms to cause the distal ends of the arms to come together. An actuation member is also attached to the closing mechanism actuable to cause the closing mechanism to move in relation to the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Adams
  • Publication number: 20160330863
    Abstract: An electrical installation bracket includes a body that can telescope to allow the length of the bracket to be changed to accommodate installation in different configurations, for example to accommodate different spacing between mounting studs. The bracket can have rails that allow an electrical box to be positioned, by sliding, at any of a variety of locations along the length of the body. The body can have holes in it for securing the box to the bracket at a desired location along the body, with a front of the box protruding through an opening in the body. The body can include ears on opposite sides of the opening, with mounting holes for mounting the bracket to studs or other structure (or other hardware or devices). The electrical installation bracket can advantageously provide more flexibility in placement of electrical boxes, with pre-prepared holes available for securing boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Mary Ellen Birli, Ronald Adam Jones, Raymond Scott Laughlin, Raymond Michael Olle
  • Patent number: 9397491
    Abstract: An electrical installation bracket includes a body that may telescope to allow the length of the bracket to be changed to accommodate installation in different configurations, for example to accommodate different spacing between mounting studs. The bracket has rails on a face that allow an electrical box to be positioned, by sliding, at any of a variety of locations along the length of the body. The body has holes in it for securing the box to the bracket at a desired location along the body, with a front of the box for example protruding through an opening in the body. The body includes ears on opposite sides of the opening, with mounting holes for mounting the bracket to studs or other structure (or other hardware or devices). The electrical installation bracket advantageously provides more flexibility in placement of electrical boxes, with pre-prepared holes available for securing boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mary Ellen Birli, Ronald Adam Jones, Raymond Scott Laughlin, Raymond Michael Olle
  • Patent number: 9289111
    Abstract: A controllable sheath for optimizing the control of surgical instruments at the operation site includes a flexible sheath surrounding an endoscope and including a lumen extending along the walls of the sheath and adjacent to the endoscope. The lumen permits the passage of surgical instruments from the proximal end of the endoscopic device to the operation site. The lumen extends beyond the distal end of the endoscope and deflects at the distal end as desired by the operator's manipulation of a controller device. This distal end deflection may occur through various different techniques where the ability to deflect the lumen gives the operator increased control and maneuverability over the surgical implements located in the lumen. Depending upon the particular requirements of the surgical procedure, the controllable sheath may include any number of lumens capable of distal end deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Adams, Michael Banik, Charles Pugsley
  • Patent number: 9282969
    Abstract: A system including an implantable fastener for fastening layers of tissue is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fastener includes a proximal anchor member and a distal anchor member each being movable from a reduced profile position to a deployed position. The anchor members are mesh structures capable of moving to the deployed position by reducing the axial spacing between opposite ends of the anchor members. Methods of treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are also disclosed. One of the methods includes placing the distal anchor member through a hole formed in the wall of the esophagus and through a hole formed in the gastric wall. The distal anchor member and the proximal anchor member are then placed in their deployed positions to fasten the wall of the esophagus and the gastric wall together between the anchor members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Adams