Patents by Inventor Tom A. Johnson

Tom A. Johnson 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: 10370150
    Abstract: The invention provides a two-part package and method of use for a pre-attached medical implant and delivery tool system. The package includes a wet compartment and a dry compartment and allows a pre-attached implant and delivery tool system to be at least partially stored immersed in a fluid in the wet compartment and at least partially stored in the dry compartment. In one embodiment the implant comprises a replacement heart valve, and the heart valve is stored inside the wet compartment while the heart valve delivery tool remains dry in the dry compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul, Robert Geshlider, Andrea Johnson, Dwight Morejohn, Daniel Hildebrand, Jean-Pierre Dueri
  • Publication number: 20190211218
    Abstract: Described herein are metallic pigment-containing inks having a magnitude of exotherm <1200 J/g, or no observable exotherm at all. Also described are metallic pigment-containing inks that include 9.0 wt % or less nitrocellulose resin, or which are essentially free of nitrocellulose resin. Further described are articles printed with the described metallic pigment-containing inks, kits including such inks (and other inks), and methods of printing with such inks. The metallic pigment-containing ink described herein reduce, if not eliminate, the tendency of inks containing metallic pigments to spark and combust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Russell SCHWARTZ, Tom DEBARTOLO, Steven JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190167169
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for processing, transmitting, and displaying data received from continuous analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. In some embodiments, the continuous analyte sensor system comprises a sensor electronics module that includes power saving features. One feature includes a low power measurement circuit that can be switched between a measurement mode and a low power mode, in which charging circuitry continues to apply power to electrodes of a sensor during the low power mode. In addition, the sensor electronics module can be switched between in a low power storage mode higher power operational mode via a switch. The switch can include a reed switch or optical switch, for example. A validation routine can also be implemented to ensure an interrupt signal sent from the switch is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Bohm, Mark Dervaes, Eric Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Phong Lieu, Aarthi Mahalingam, Tom Miller, Paul V. Neale, Jack Pryor, Thomas A. Peyser, Daiting Rong, Kenneth San Vicente, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20190152651
    Abstract: The invention provides a two-part package and method of use for a pre-attached medical implant and delivery tool system. The package includes a wet compartment and a dry compartment and allows a pre-attached implant and delivery tool system to be at least partially stored immersed in a fluid in the wet compartment and at least partially stored in the dry compartment. In one embodiment the implant comprises a replacement heart valve, and the heart valve is stored inside the wet compartment while the heart valve delivery tool remains dry in the dry compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul, Robert Geshlider, Andrea Johnson, Dwight Morejohn, Daniel Hildebrand, Jean-Pierre Dueri
  • Publication number: 20180120800
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns a method for selecting a tool-path strategy in a material processing operation. The geometry of a work piece (34) and the contact patch (36) of a tool are determined and used to define a tool-path boundary (30,32). A number of different possible tool-paths (38,40,46) are then simulated within the tool-path boundary (30) and the most preferred tool-path (38,40,46) is selected based on predefined requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Rajarathinam M. SARAVANAN, Wu Xin Charles NG, Kelvin Hau-Kong CHAN, Tom JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9272089
    Abstract: A differential pressure based flow sensor assembly and method of using the same to determine the rate of fluid flow in a fluid system. The sensor assembly comprises a disposable portion and a reusable portion. A flow restricting element is positioned along a fluid flow passage between an inlet and an outlet. The disposable portion further has an upstream fluid pressure membrane and a downstream fluid pressure membrane. The reusable portion has an upstream fluid pressure sensor and a downstream fluid pressure sensor. The upstream fluid pressure sensor senses the upstream fluid pressure at a location within the fluid flow passage between the inlet and the flow restricting element. The downstream fluid pressure sensor senses the downstream fluid pressure at a location within the fluid flow passage between the flow restricting element and the outlet. The process utilizes output of the sensors to calculate the flow rate of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HOSPIRA, INC.
    Inventors: James D Jacobson, Brian Barclay, Ryan R Brumund, Steven T Cho, Hrishikesh Choudhury, Marwan A Fathallah, Tom Johnson, Patrick B Keely, Mohammad M Khair, Michael G Lowery, Frank Walsworth, John S Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20140279395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing credit decisions using the least cost necessary to access data sources. A lending institution can create custom credit decisioning rules which use only the data needed to grant or deny credit. Credit decision data sources are optimized for cost or likelihood of success to provide the lowest overall cost for the credit query. Embodiments allow for early identification of denial or approval of credit and also for identification of various credit products or packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Zoot Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Quinlan, Tom Johnson, Chris Nelson
  • Patent number: 8733598
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel and advantageous closure/connector assemblies for use with a dispense assembly. The closure/connector includes a closure body as well as a cap seat adaptor for operable connection to the closure body. The cap seat adapter has a proximal end and a distal end and is configured for fluid communication with a source of material to be dispensed. The closure/connector also has a cap for connection to the distal end of the cap seat adaptor. A pressurizing gas inlet fitting adapted for connection to a pressure source is also included as a part of the closure/connector. The closure/connector assembly, in conjunction with the dispense assembly, is configured for the secure transport and dispense of the material to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard L Wilson, Michael Elam
  • Publication number: 20140001205
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel and advantageous connector assemblies for use with a liner-based assembly. In one embodiment, a connector assembly for use with a liner-based assembly can include a pressure port, a dispense port, a headspace removal port, and a locking mechanism. The pressure port can be adapted for connection to a pressure source. The dispense port can be adapted for fluid communication with a source of material to be dispensed from the liner-based assembly. The headspace removal port may be configured for removing a gas from the liner-based assembly. The locking mechanism may be used for locking the connector to the liner-based assembly when contents therein are under pressure. In some embodiments, the dispense port and headspace removal port may be operably coupled providing a flow path for recirculation of the contents within a liner of the liner-based assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Henery Hodges, Tom Johnson, Amy Koland, Greg Nelson, Rick Wilson, Don Ware
  • Publication number: 20130218133
    Abstract: A differential pressure based flow sensor assembly and method of using the same to determine the rate of fluid flow in a fluid system. The sensor assembly comprises a disposable portion, and a reusable portion. A flow restricting element is positioned along a fluid flow passage between an inlet and an outlet. The disposable portion further has an upstream fluid pressure membrane and a downstream fluid pressure membrane. The reusable portion has an upstream fluid pressure sensor and a downstream fluid pressure sensor. The upstream fluid pressure sensor senses the upstream fluid pressure at a location within the fluid flow passage between the inlet and the flow restricting element. The downstream fluid pressure sensor senses the downstream fluid pressure at a location within the fluid flow passage between the flow restricting element and the outlet. The process utilizes output of the sensors to calculate the flow rate of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: HOSPIRA, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Jacobson, Brian Barclay, Ryan Brumund, Steven T. Cho, Hrishikesh Choudhury, Marwan A. Fathallah, Tom Johnson, Patrick B. Keely, Mohammad M. Khair, Michael G. Lowery, Frank Walsworth, John S. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8488629
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method is provided for the transfer and processing of data in accordance with specialized data transfer protocols while utilizing conventional base station equipment. For example, the wireless communication system may include a subscriber station that provides for the modification of data packets in accordance with a proprietary protocol and the addressing of the modified data packets to a server. The server is adapted to reconstruct the data packets for transmission to other local subscriber stations or to a packet-switched network. In additional embodiments, the base station itself rather than a server operates to reconstruct the data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Bunn, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: 8403908
    Abstract: A differential pressure based flow sensor assembly and method of using the same to determine the rate of fluid flow in a fluid system. The sensor assembly comprises a disposable portion, and a reusable portion. A flow restricting element is positioned along a fluid flow passage between an inlet and an outlet. The disposable portion further has an upstream fluid pressure membrane and a downstream fluid pressure membrane. The reusable portion has an upstream fluid pressure sensor and a downstream fluid pressure sensor. The upstream fluid pressure sensor senses the upstream fluid pressure at a location within the fluid flow passage between the inlet and the flow restricting element. The downstream fluid pressure sensor senses the downstream fluid pressure at a location within the fluid flow passage between the flow restricting element and the outlet. The process utilizes output of the sensors to calculate the flow rate of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Jacobson, Brian Barclay, Ryan Brumund, Steven T. Cho, Hrishikesh Choudhury, Marwan A. Fathallah, Tom Johnson, Patrick B. Keely, Mohammad M. Khair, Michael G. Lowery, Frank Walsworth, John S. Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20110210148
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel and advantageous closure/connector assemblies for use with a dispense assembly. The closure/connector includes a closure body as well as a cap seat adaptor for operable connection to the closure body. The cap seat adapter has a proximal end and a distal end and is configured for fluid communication with a source of material to be dispensed. The closure/connector also has a cap for connection to the distal end of the cap seat adaptor. A pressurizing gas inlet fitting adapted for connection to a pressure source is also included as a part of the closure/connector. The closure/connector assembly, in conjunction with the dispense assembly, is configured for the secure transport and dispense of the material to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory C. Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard L. Wilson, Michael Elam
  • Publication number: 20100303018
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method is provided for the transfer and processing of data in accordance with specialized data transfer protocols while utilizing conventional base station equipment. For example, the wireless communication system may include a subscriber station that provides for the modification of data packets in accordance with a proprietary protocol and the addressing of the modified data packets to a server. The server is adapted to reconstruct the data packets for transmission to other local subscriber stations or to a packet-switched network. In additional embodiments, the base station itself rather than a server operates to reconstruct the data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Bunn, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: 7773631
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method is provided for the transfer and processing of data in accordance with specialized data transfer protocols while utilizing conventional base station equipment. For example, the wireless communication system may include a subscriber station that provides for the modification of data packets in accordance with a proprietary protocol and the addressing of the modified data packets to a server. The server is adapted to reconstruct the data packets for transmission to other local subscriber stations or to a packet-switched network. In additional embodiments, the base station itself rather than a server operates to reconstruct the data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Bunn, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: 7769047
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method is provided for the transfer and processing of data in accordance with specialized data transfer protocols while utilizing conventional base station equipment. For example, the wireless communication system may include a subscriber station that provides for the modification of data packets in accordance with a proprietary protocol and the addressing of the modified data packets to a server. The server is adapted to reconstruct the data packets for transmission to other local subscriber stations or to a packet-switched network. In additional embodiments, the base station itself rather than a server operates to reconstruct the data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Bunn, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: 7731689
    Abstract: A medical fluid machine includes (i) a pump that pumps a medical fluid and (ii) a heater that heats the medical fluid, the heater including an electrically insulative housing, at least one flat sheet of electrically conductive material suitable for contacting the medical fluid, the sheet disposed within the insulative housing, the sheet defining a flow path for the medical fluid in which the medical fluid changes direction at least one time, a primary coil of a transformer located outside the insulative housing, the primary coil configured to induce a current into the at least one conductive sheet, creating heat that may be transferred to the medical fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Michael R. Prisco, Yuanpang S. Ding, Tan-Cheng Chou, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: D764329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Dewey, Todd Mitchell Toepke, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: D790997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Roger Dewey, Todd M. Toepke, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: D818857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan R. Dewey, Todd M. Toepke, Tom Johnson