Patents by Inventor Wesley D. Johnson

Wesley D. 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: 10592421
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Anton Ivanov, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Rinat Rappoport, Scott D. Rodgers, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10473106
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for sealing an electrical submersible pump (ESP) assembly are described. An ESP system includes a top portion of a seal section including a sand barrier portion defined by a sand barrier stop secured between the ESP intake and an adapter portion, the sand barrier portion including a sand barrier wedged between the sand barrier stop and the adapter portion, the adapter portion encasing a mechanical seal and secured between the sand barrier portion and a head portion, the head portion secured between the adapter portion and a seal section housing, the head portion including a thrust bearing and a thrust runner, wherein each of the thrust bearing and the thrust runner includes at least one pad having a diamond-like carbon (DLC) layer on an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry James Parmeter, Brett D. Leamy, John Vanderstaay Kenner, David J. Lunk, Keith Leon Johnson, Thomas John Gottschalk, Wesley John Nowitzki
  • Patent number: 10307890
    Abstract: An abrasive article and method of making same wherein the abrasive article comprises a mounting assembly and an abrasive attachment assembly wherein the first interlock member of the mounting assembly and the second interlock member of the abrasive attachment assembly are configured to align the central axis of the abrasive attachment assembly and the central axis of the mounting assembly, and the first interlock member releasably engages the second interlock member. The abrasive article is adapted to clean a work surface area around studs using a rotary tool, including, for example, a drills or die grinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John Telischak, Jr., Wesley A. Raider, Daryl D. Johnson, Edward L. Manor, Paul D. Streeter, Dean S. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20160242919
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device for restoring individual patient joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrumentation of the invention sculpts the articular surface of a first bone that normally articulates in a predetermined manner with a second bone. The instrumentation includes a bone sculpting tool and a mount for attaching the tool to the second bone. The implant system is comprised of implants that provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Gerard A. Engh, Wesley D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9011455
    Abstract: Methods and devices for sculpting bones, particularly in preparation for implanting prosthetic devices to replace articulating bone joint surfaces. Improved bone removal devices including burr mills driven by gears and loop drives are provided. Reciprocating cutters and belt cutters are also provided. Some devices have either integral or removable expandable portions to vary the force and bone resection depth. Devices can have irrigation ports and plenums to remove bone fragments. Some cutters are dual cutters, adapted to remove bone in two or more regions, such as the knee joint, simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Gerald A. Engh, Robert E. Kohler, Aaron J. Bisek, Michael N. Travanty, Daryl R. Pilarski
  • Patent number: 8808386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular device for restoring individual joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The modular implants include distinct components that include tethering means. The modular implants provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard A. Engh, Wesley D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130267959
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device for restoring individual patient joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrumentation of the invention sculpts the articular surface of a first bone that normally articulates in a predetermined manner with a second bone. The instrumentation includes a bone sculpting tool and a mount for attaching the tool to the second bone. The implant system is comprised of implants that provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Gerard A. Engh, Wesley D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8425516
    Abstract: Methods and devices for sculpting bones, particularly in preparation for implanting prosthetic devices to replace articulating bone joint surfaces. Improved bone removal devices including burr mills driven by gears and loop drives are provided. Reciprocating cutters and belt cutters are also provided. Some devices have either integral or removable expandable portions to vary the force and bone resection depth. Devices can have irrigation ports and plenums to remove bone fragments. Some cutters are dual cutters, adapted to remove bone in two or more regions, such as the knee joint, simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Alexandria Research Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Gerard A. Engh, Aaron J. Bisek, Michael N. Travanty, Robert E. Kohler, Daryl R. Pilarski, Anthony G. Kremer, Kevin D. Swanson, Kevin T. Stables
  • Patent number: 8343193
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to expand in the given direction as the wafers are consecutively added to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval
  • Patent number: 8337531
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to expand in the given direction as the wafers are consecutively added to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval
  • Patent number: 8206398
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. An expandable implant includes a plurality of elements are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of elements. The column of elements is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given direction as the elements are consecutively added to the column. The expandable implant includes a constraint including a cooperative engagement structure between adjacent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval
  • Patent number: 8128631
    Abstract: A system and method for placing an implant into or onto supporting bone, or between adjacent bones, without impaction is disclosed. The system includes an implant, a distracter, and a sleeve. Optionally, the invention includes an alignment guide, a surgical navigational tracker, and a bone displacer. The sleeve is structured to interpose the implant and supporting bone and provide a differential engagement force between the sleeve-implant interface and the sleeve-bone interface to preferentially move the implant into, onto or between supporting bone structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Alexandria Research Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Daryl R. Pilarski
  • Patent number: 8123755
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for interbody fusion including distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to expand in the given direction as the wafers are consecutively added to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval
  • Patent number: 8075623
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given direction as the wafers are consecutively added to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval
  • Publication number: 20110270258
    Abstract: Methods and devices for sculpting bones, particularly in preparation for implanting prosthetic devices to replace articulating bone joint surfaces. Improved bone removal devices including burr mills driven by gears and loop drives are provided. Reciprocating cutters and belt cutters are also provided. Some devices have either integral or removable expandable portions to vary the force and bone resection depth. Devices can have irrigation ports and plenums to remove bone fragments. Some cutters are dual cutters, adapted to remove bone in two or more regions, such as the knee joint, simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Alexandria Research Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Gerard A. Engh, Robert E. Kohler, Aaron J. Bisek, Michael N. Travanty, Daryl R. Pilarski
  • Patent number: 7985225
    Abstract: Methods and devices for sculpting bones, particularly in preparation for implanting prosthetic devices to replace articulating bone joint surfaces. Improved bone removal devices including burr mills driven by gears and loop drives are provided. Reciprocating cutters and belt cutters are also provided. Some devices have either integral or removable expandable portions to vary the force and bone resection depth. Devices can have irrigation ports and plenums to remove bone fragments. Some cutters are dual cutters, adapted to remove bone in two or more regions, such as the knee joint, simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Alexandria Research Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley D. Johnson, Gerard A. Engh, Robert E. Kohler, Aaron J. Bisek, Michael N. Travanty, Daryl R. Pilarski
  • Patent number: 7931689
    Abstract: An implantable container is used to stabilize or restore height in a vertebral body. After insertion the container is filled with a bone filler material such as bone cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Spineology Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hochschuler, Wesley D. Johnson, Kevin L. Nickels, Thomas R. Hektner, Larry Wales, Tyler Lipschults
  • Patent number: 7896922
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device for restoring individual patient joint kinematic using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrumentation of the invention sculpts the articular surface of a first bone that normally articulates in a predetermined manner with a second bone. The implant system is comprised of implants that provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Alexandria Research Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard A. Engh, Wesley D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110015749
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular device for restoring individual joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The modular implants include distinct components that include tethering means. The modular implants provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Alexandria Research Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard A. Engh, Wesley D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100280624
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular device for restoring individual joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The modular implants include distinct components that include interconnection means. The modular implants provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Alexandria Research Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: GERARD A. ENGH, Wesley D. Johnson