Patents by Inventor Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce 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: 10561436
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a housing, an ultrasonic transducer support by the housing, and an integrated usage indicator. The housing is configured to removably connect to a shaft assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is configured to be acoustically connected to a waveguide and operated a predetermined number of use cycles. The integrated usage indicator is operatively connected to the housing and includes a used state indicator. The used state indicator is configured to indicate to a clinician in a used state when the ultrasonic transducer has been operated at least the predetermined number of use cycles for limiting usage of the ultrasonic transducer to the predetermined number of use cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, Chad P. Boudreaux, Nathan Cummings, William D. Dannaher, Craig T. Davis, Glenn W. Ellison, Frederick L. Estera, Jacob S. Gee, Geni Giannotti, Timothy S. Holland, Kevin L. Houser, Gregory W. Johnson, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Stephen M. Leuck, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Candice Otrembiak, Amelia A. Pierce, Eric Roberson, Shan Wan
  • Publication number: 20200025196
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a pump technology that provides for more effective and efficient transfer of liquids, such as petroleum products and components, to and through pipelines. Such a technology can comprise a type of external gear pump that creates higher flow, resulting in higher pressures in the pipeline, to move the liquids, while providing for longer pump life, simpler and less maintenance, and fewer undesired conditions, with a smaller footprint, in a cost-effective system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Viking Pump, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Meyer, Justin Pierce, Ryan Weide
  • Patent number: 10504178
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for settling futures contracts that are based on virtual currencies. A clearing counter-party operates a clearing counter-party computer that may oversee physical delivery of virtual currency between a buyer and seller. The clearing counter-party computer does not take possession of the virtual currency and monitors a publically viewable ledger to confirm that transactions have taken place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Sandra Ro, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20190340170
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to implementation of a syntax for altering one or more rules by which a blockchain may be modified wherein the software implementing each client of a blockchain network are programmed to be responsive to requests or directives to alter one or more rules by which blocks may be added to a blockchain responsive to transactions received for storage therein, the requests/directives being processed by the client as a transaction and added to the block in accordance with the current state of the operating rules, thereby adding a new rule or modifying an existing rule for subsequent operation of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Ajay Madhavan, Stanislav Liberman, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10462533
    Abstract: A system, method and interface for presenting event coverage using plural concurrent interface portions is provided including concurrent interface portions, each interface portion including different classes of event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FOX SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David Feldstein, Clark Pierce, Jon M. Dean, Ryan Kuttler
  • Patent number: 10417217
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to implementation of a syntax for altering one or more rules by which a blockchain may be modified wherein the software implementing each client of a blockchain network are programmed to be responsive to requests or directives to alter one or more rules by which blocks may be added to a blockchain responsive to transactions received for storage therein, the requests/directives being processed by the client as a transaction and added to the block in accordance with the current state of the operating rules, thereby adding a new rule or modifying an existing rule for subsequent operation of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Ajay Madhavan, Stanislav Liberman, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10288572
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for providing flexible and repairable testing capabilities, including destructive testing, for systems that generate or absorb heat such as energy storage systems. One embodiment can include a heat exchange system adapted to contain and maintain a fluid at a predetermined temperature, thermally conductive tubing in direct intimate contact with a plurality of heat sinks, thermal sensor assemblies, and an sample vessel receiver structure where the thermal sensor assemblies, heat sinks removeably attach to different sections of the inner containment structure so as to measure heat flow into or out of the inner containment structure's different sections, and a test cell enclosure which is adapted to contain forces and output from destructive testing of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel Ellison, Ryan Ubelhor, Cecilia Pierce
  • Patent number: 10288497
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for providing flexible and repairable testing capabilities, including destructive testing, for systems that generate or absorb heat such as energy storage systems. One embodiment can include a temperature bath structure adapted to contain and maintain a fluid bath at a predetermined temperature, an outer containment structure adapted to insert into the temperature bath structure, heat sinks, thermal sensor assemblies, and an internal containment structure where the thermal sensor assemblies, heat sinks removeably attach to different sections of the inner containment structure so as to measure heat flow into or out of the inner containment structure's different sections, and a test cell enclosure which is adapted to contain forces and output from destructive testing of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ryan Ubelhor, Daniel Ellison, Cecilia Pierce
  • Publication number: 20190080411
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods make derivatives contracts based on an underlying virtual currency available for trading. Certain derivatives contracts have a settlement value based on the difficulty factor associated with generating the selected virtual currency. Other disclosed derivatives contracts have a settlement value based on the expected yield that a virtual currency miner can expect to generate using a particular computer configuration. The contracts can be used, for example, by virtual currency miners to hedge certain risks associated with mining virtual currency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Sandra Ro, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10076347
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Sepetka, Son Gia, John Miller, Ryan Pierce, Maria Aboytes, Tiffany Tran Ngo
  • Publication number: 20180039667
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to implementation of a syntax for altering one or more rules by which a blockchain may be modified wherein the software implementing each client of a blockchain network are programmed to be responsive to requests or directives to alter one or more rules by which blocks may be added to a blockchain responsive to transactions received for storage therein, the requests/directives being processed by the client as a transaction and added to the block in accordance with the current state of the operating rules, thereby adding a new rule or modifying an existing rule for subsequent operation of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Ajay Madhavan, Stanislav Liberman, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20180005318
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods make derivatives contracts based on an underlying virtual currency available for trading. Certain derivatives contracts have a settlement value based on the transaction fees associated with recording and/or performing transactions for the selected virtual currency. The contracts can be used, for example, by virtual currency miners against certain risks associated with mining virtual currency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Mansoor Ahmed, John Plante
  • Publication number: 20170352116
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate generally to complex data stream control and entitlement. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for ensuring that only authenticated/verified participants receive data streams. A third party, e.g., a party other than the data provider or the data recipient, who is nevertheless associated with both the data provider and the data recipient, may be involved in controlling whether data streams from the data provider can reach the data recipient. Thus, a third party may logically sit between the data provider and the data recipient, and may decide whether the data recipient should receive data streams. The disclosed embodiments implement data generation, flow, control and permissioning between multiple entities via digital assets accessed and manipulated on a shared data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Elizabeth Freeman, Angela Wozniak, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20170231648
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Ivan Sepetka, Emily Vu, Dan Nguyen, John Miller, Ryan Pierce, Tiffany T. Ngo, Norman Fung
  • Publication number: 20170124647
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for settling futures contracts that are based on virtual currencies. A clearing counter-party operates a clearing counter-party computer that may oversee physical delivery of virtual currency between a buyer and seller. The clearing counter-party computer does not take possession of the virtual currency and monitors a publically viewable ledger to confirm that transactions have taken place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Sandra Ro, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9636125
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Sepetka, Emily Vu, Dan Nguyen, John Miller, Ryan Pierce, Tiffany T. Ngo, Norman Fung
  • Publication number: 20170103458
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods make derivatives contracts based on an underlying virtual currency available for trading. Certain derivatives contracts have a settlement value based on the difficulty factor associated with generating the selected virtual currency. Other disclosed derivatives contracts have a settlement value based on the expected yield that a virtual currency miner can expect to generate using a particular computer configuration. The contracts can be used, for example, by virtual currency miners to hedge certain risks associated with mining virtual currency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Sandra Ro, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20160310152
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Ivan Sepetka, Son Gia, John Miller, Ryan Pierce, Maria Aboytes, Tiffany Tran Ngo
  • Publication number: 20140135814
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Concentric Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan SEPETKA, Son Gia, John Miller, Ryan Pierce, Maria Aboytes, Tiffany Tran Ngo
  • Patent number: D817123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Casey D Johnsen, Ryan Pierce