Patents by Inventor Ryan M. Jones

Ryan M. 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: 11567239
    Abstract: The disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane composition is well suited for use in thin, flexible light directing articles to impart flexibility, toughness, or protection to the light directing articles that contain optically active elements. The disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethanes have improved thermostability at higher temperatures. Specifically, the disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethanes have a cross-over temperature greater than 110° C. In one embodiment, the cross-over temperature is greater than 130° C. In one embodiment, the cross-over temperature is less than 170° C. and a Tg greater than 35° C. and less than 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bimal V. Thakkar, Jay M. Jennen, Robert D. Hamann, Ryan M. Braun, Robert F. Watkins, Joseph D. Rule, Todd D. Jones, Charlie C. Ho
  • Publication number: 20220370691
    Abstract: A surgical staple comprising a substrate and one or more coatings which delay the bioabsorption of the substrate. The coating can be selected so as to affect the environment surrounding the staple once the staple is implanted in the patient. The effect on the environment can cause the bioabsorption to occur within a desired time frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jason M. Rector, Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Ryan W. McGhee, Benjamin A. Roll, Shashi S. Pathak, Shannon L. Jones, Stefan Beck
  • Publication number: 20220361874
    Abstract: A staple cartridge comprising staples that are lubricated before they are loaded into the staple cartridge and after they have been loaded into the staple cartridge is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason M. Rector, Shannon L. Jones, Ryan W. McGhee, Chad E. Eckert
  • Publication number: 20220354489
    Abstract: Staple cartridges comprising absorbable staples having sufficient mechanical properties to be deployed into patient tissue, clench the patient tissue, and then dissolve within a desired time frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jason M. Rector, IV, Ryan W. McGhee, Benjamin A. Roll, Sean J. Moser, Shashi S. Pathak, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shannon L. Jones, Jason L. Harris, Stefan Beck
  • Publication number: 20220354487
    Abstract: Staple systems and methods for implementing the staple systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jason M. Rector, Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Ryan W. McGhee, Benjamin A. Roll, Shashi S. Pathak, Shannon L. Jones, Stefan Beck
  • Publication number: 20220354607
    Abstract: Packaging assemblies for storing and shipping surgical staple cartridges containing bio-absorbable staples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jason M. Rector, Ryan W. McGhee, Benjamin A. Roll, Sean J. Moser, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Shannon L. Jones, Shashi S. Pathak
  • Publication number: 20220354999
    Abstract: A surgical staple comprising a substrate and one or more coatings which slows the bioabsorption of the substrate. The coating can be selected so as to affect the environment surrounding the staple once the staple is implanted in the patient. The effect on the environment can cause the bioabsorption to occur within a desired time frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jason M. Rector, Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Ryan W. McGhee, Benjamin A. Roll, Shashi S. Pathak, Shannon L. Jones, Stefan Beck
  • Publication number: 20220354486
    Abstract: Staple cartridges including bioabsorbable staples are disclosed. The staples are configured such that they are bioabsorbable within a desired time frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Chad E. Eckert, Mark H. Ransick, William J. K. Crone, Stephen R. Lovelock, Haruka Kobayashi, Richard T. Bown, Richard J. Andrews, Sophie K. Trott, Ailsa G. Bradbury, Howell T. Goldrein, Shashi S. Pathak, Jason M. Rector, Michael J. Vendely, Shannon L. Jones, Ryan W. McGhee, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20220337741
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and user interfaces for managing visual content at a computer system. In some embodiments, methods and user interfaces for managing visual content in media are described. In some embodiments, methods and user interfaces for managing visual indicators for visual content in media are described. In some embodiments, methods and user interfaces for inserting visual content in media are described. In some embodiments, methods and user interfaces for identifying visual content in media are described. In some embodiments, methods and user interfaces for translating visual content in media are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Grant PAUL, Francisco ALVARO MUNOZ, Jeffrey A. BRASKET, Brandon J. Corey, Thomas DESELAERS, Nathan DE VRIES, Ryan S. DIXON, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Vignesh JAGADEESH, James N. JONES, Nicholas Lupinetti, Behkish J. MANZARI, Ron SANTOS, Vinay SHARMA, Xin WANG, Xishuo Lili, Maeco Zuliani
  • Patent number: 11416844
    Abstract: Authentication method and systems using RFID-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives a request corresponding to authorization of a payment associated with a payment card from an electronic terminal. The server identifies an electronic device of a user associated with the payment card. The server then transmits an instruction to the electronic device to cause an RFID reader of the electronic device to determine whether an RFID tag corresponding to the payment card is located within a predetermined proximity to the electronic device. When the payment card is located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a first authentication protocol. Moreover, when the payment card is not located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a second authentication protocol, wherein the second authentication protocol is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bryan J. Osterkamp, Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Ryan Thomas Russell, Robert Andrew Massie, Jon D. McEachron
  • Publication number: 20220240671
    Abstract: One or more devices are provided that are configured to detachably engage within a modular system. The one or more devices are expandable to provide a surface to perform work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron S. Blumenthal, Aaron M. Williams, Ryan C. Dick, Tyler J. Smith, Benjamin T. Jones, George Barton, Matthew A. Lownik
  • Publication number: 20040129539
    Abstract: Modular plastic conveyor belts constructed of split belt modules. Each module includes a first piece and a second piece. Side-by-side first pieces mate with side-by-side second pieces to form a row of belt modules. Each row has sets of hinge eyes along opposite ends. Hinge pins extending through the hinge eyes at the ends of each row connect the pieces in the row together to adjacent belt rows. Other components, such as rollers, can be inserted into and removed from the unmated pieces and retained in place by retention structure when the module pieces are mated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: THE LAITRAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew A. Corley, Ryan M. Jones, Angela L. Marshall, Kyle J. Sedlacek, David C. Weiser
  • Patent number: 6681922
    Abstract: Split belt modules used to construct modular plastic conveyor belts. Each module includes a first piece and a second piece, each of which has sets of hinge eyes on opposite ends. The module pieces mate to form complete belt modules. Hinge pins extending through the hinge eyes at the ends of each module connect the pieces together. Other components, such as rollers, can be inserted into and removed from the unmated pieces and retained in place by retention structure when the module pieces are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: The Laitram Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew A. Corley, Ryan M. Jones, Angela L. Marshall, Kyle J. Sedlacek, David C. Weiser
  • Publication number: 20030085106
    Abstract: Split belt modules used to construct modular plastic conveyor belts. Each module includes a first piece and a second piece, each of which has sets of hinge eyes on opposite ends. The module pieces mate to form complete belt modules. Hinge pins extending through the hinge eyes at the ends of each module connect the pieces together. Other components, such as rollers, can be inserted into and removed from the unmated pieces and retained in place by retention structure when the module pieces are mated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Andrew A. Corley, Ryan M. Jones, Angela L. Marshall, Kyle J. Sedlacek, David C. Weiser