Patents by Inventor Wayne Young

Wayne Young 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: 11957250
    Abstract: In one example, this disclosure describes a method including receiving, at a central controller of an air mattress system, a plurality of air pressure value, determining a plurality of average values using the plurality of the received air pressure values, calculating a difference value between a first one of the plurality of average values and a second one of the plurality of average values, comparing the difference value to a threshold value, determining, based on the comparison, whether a user of the air mattress system moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Daniel Palashewski, Rob Nunn, Matthew Wayne Tilstra, Steven Jay Young, Carl Hewitt, Yuri Zhovnirovsky
  • Publication number: 20240076476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasticized cellulose ester composition. The plasticized cellulose ester composition of the present invention includes at least one cellulose ester; a plasticizer system including one or more aliphatic plasticizers; and a benzotriazole ultraviolet absorber. A flooring article with at least one layer formed from the composition is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, Robert Erik Young, David Wayne Compton, Everett Bryston Shepard
  • Publication number: 20240073200
    Abstract: A system for communicating email messages using tokens receives a request to send an email message to a receiver. The email message is associated with a sender's email address. The system determines whether the sender's email address is associated with a token from a plurality of tokens stored in a token-email address mapping table. The system generates a particular token for the sender's email address in response to determining that the sender's email address is not associated with a token, where the particular token uniquely identifies the sender's email address. The system sends the email message using the particular token instead of the sender's email address, such that the sender's email address remains anonymous from the perspective of the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Kelly Renee-Drop Keiter, Michael Robert Young, Tomas Mata Castrejon, III, Rick Wayne Sumrall
  • Publication number: 20240041954
    Abstract: This invention relates to use of a strain of lactic acid bacteria for inhibiting the growth of methane-producing bacteria and/or archaea in the gastrointestinal tract of monogastric animals, reducing the ability of the microbiome of the gastrointestinal tract to produce methane, reducing methane production or emissions, and/or for improving feed efficiency, and/or body weight or body composition of a monogastric animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Graeme Trevor Attwood, Laureen Crouzet, Shalome Anitta Bassett, James William Dekker, Jeremy Paul Hill, Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20230397931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11737782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20230175651
    Abstract: There is provided a release valve for releasing fluid from a source of compressed fluid for inflating an inflatable structure, comprising: a housing comprising an inlet for coupling to a source of compressed fluid, and an outlet; a flow chamber disposed within the housing and forming part of a flow path from the inlet to the outlet; a valve member configured to move to a release position to permit fluid to flow from the inlet to the flow chamber; and an actuator and a biasing device, wherein the actuator and the biasing device are disposed in the flow chamber, the actuator configured to move through the flow chamber from an unactuated position to an actuated position to move the valve member to the release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: LEAFIELD MARINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen HORN, Wayne YOUNG, Steven SOBEK, David DICKINS, Nicholas LOCKETT, Jeff VICKERS
  • Publication number: 20230157723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew A. Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11547444
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew A. Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11544664
    Abstract: A method for tracking an item in a distributed environment is provided. At least one node in a network adds a new block to a first cryptographically verifiable ledger represented by a first sequence of blocks that is stored in one or more non-transitory computer-readable media. The new block added to the first cryptographically verifiable ledger contains a component identifier and a hash of a previous block in the first sequence of blocks. The at least one node in the network adds a new block to a second cryptographically verifiable ledger represented by a second sequence of blocks that is stored in the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media. The new block added to the second cryptographically verifiable ledger contains a destination identifier, the first sequence of blocks, and a hash of a previous block in the second sequence of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: John Jeremiah O'Brien, Daniel Wayne Young, Richard Carl McSorley, Jr., Christopher Heeney, Joseph Jurich, Jr., Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd Davenport Mattingly, Donald High, Robert Cantrell, Brian Gerard McHale
  • Publication number: 20210259733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10987132
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20210085364
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew A. Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10847935
    Abstract: A face to face contact assembly having at least one electrically conductive spring element and at least one shielding spring element separated from one another by a spacing element. From the perspective of a centerline and extending radially outwardly, electrically conductive spring element is located closest to the centerline, then the spacing element, and then the shielding spring element. The electrically conductive spring element electrically connects two adjacent faces, which in one example can be adjacent printed circuit boards, and the shielding spring element at least partially shields such electrical connection. Other face to face contact assembly arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Young, Robert Riegen
  • Patent number: 10842530
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew A. Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10469895
    Abstract: A mobile audio distribution (MAD) system/method providing for synchronized audio distribution to modular audio modules (MAMs) is disclosed. The system/method utilizes a central audio synchronization module (ASM) that loads audio files onto audio playback recorders (APRs) such that the audio playback emitted from each APR is synchronized in time. These APRs are individually positioned within and electrically connected to a MAM that is positioned in a spatially diverse manner in a desired field of audio distribution. Each MAM is configured to be adaptable to removable physical fixation to a vertical standard such as a tripod, pole, tree, etc. Each MAM is configured with a speaker, amplifier, battery pack, APR, optional radio frequency receiver (RFR) in order to disseminate synchronized audio from the APR via the speaker. Each MAM may be removably interlocked with other MAMs via the use of one or more hermaphroditic plate connectors (HPC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Alexander Maly, Rainer Jorg Fink, Michael John Latzel, Viktor Yevgenievich Vlassov, Garland Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20190303854
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine readable media are provided for delivery verification. Delivery of a package is initiated by a courier by submitting an action to a distributed ledger. The courier records video of the delivery of the package to a customer site. The video of the delivery of the package is sent to a blockchain referenced by the distributed ledger. The video of the delivery of the package is added to the blockchain. The customer captures any motion detected video of the package occurring after delivery of the package by the courier and this video is added to the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Jeremiah O'Brien, Daniel Wayne Young, Robert Cantrell, Brian Gerard McHale, Bruce W. Wilkinson, Donald Ray High
  • Publication number: 20190303843
    Abstract: A method for tracking an item in a distributed environment is provided. At least one node in a network adds a new block to a first cryptographically verifiable ledger represented by a first sequence of blocks that is stored in one or more non-transitory computer-readable media. The new block added to the first cryptographically verifiable ledger contains a component identifier and a hash of a previous block in the first sequence of blocks. The at least one node in the network adds a new block to a second cryptographically verifiable ledger represented by a second sequence of blocks that is stored in the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media. The new block added to the second cryptographically verifiable ledger contains a destination identifier, the first sequence of blocks, and a hash of a previous block in the second sequence of blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Jeremiah O'Brien, Daniel Wayne Young, Richard Carl McSorley, JR., Christopher Heeney, Joseph Jurich, JR., Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd Davenport Mattingly, Donald High, Robert Cantrell, Brian Gerard McHale
  • Publication number: 20190295081
    Abstract: A system and a method for the verification and visualization of subcomponents in a completed assembly is disclosed. The system receives upstream product component sourcing manifest from upstream source addresses. The system receives one or more downstream product component sourcing manifest from one or more downstream source addresses. The system generates a cryptographic verifiable ledger of transaction records based on the upstream and downstream manifests and upstream and downstream source addresses. The system propagates transaction records across a network. The system retrieves the records and instantiates a display tree graph structure based on the transactions in the master cryptographic ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: John Simon, Daniel Wayne Young, Jennifer Northrup, Richard Carl McSorley, JR., Joseph Jurich, JR.
  • Patent number: D876587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LEAFIELD MARINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Wayne Young, Stephen Horn, Steven Sobek