Patents by Inventor William Cummings

William Cummings 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).

  • Publication number: 20200239716
    Abstract: Provided are a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink compositions suitable for placing an image on an object and processes of their use. The compositions may include a heat transfer disperse dye and a nonsublimable dye or pigment having a hue representative of the hue of the disperse dye when heat transferred onto a substrate, with either or both of the dyes or pigments having a particle size less than 350 nm, and wherein the ink composition may have a viscosity less than 10 cps at room temperature. A process that uses the ink compositions optionally include marking an intermediate substrate, drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10689544
    Abstract: Fiber coatings with low Young's modulus, low fiber pullout force for fibers in the as-drawn state, and small time-dependent increases in pullout force as the fiber ages. The fiber coatings are cured products of coating compositions that include an oligomer formed from an isocyanate, a hydroxy acrylate compound and a polyol. The oligomer includes a polyether urethane acrylate and a di-adduct compound. The reaction mixture used to form the oligomer includes a molar ratio of isocyanate:hydroxy acrylate:polyol of n:m:p, where when p is 2, n is in the range from 3.0 to 5.0 and m is in the range from 1.50n-3 to 2.50n-5. Control of the n:m:p ratio leads to compositions that, when cured, provide coatings and cured products having low Young's modulus, low pullout force on glass, and weak variations with time as the fiber ages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John William Botelho, Ching-Kee Chien, Jill Ann Cummings, Pushkar Tandon, Ruchi Tandon
  • Publication number: 20200170665
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10669440
    Abstract: Provided are processes of placing an image on an object that includes optionally filling a hand held nib-based marker with a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink composition, and imaging an intermediate substrate with the marker. A process optionally further includes optionally drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ESPRIX TECHNOLOGIES, LP
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10660692
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade and a clamp arm assembly. The ultrasonic blade is in acoustic communication with an acoustic waveguide of the shaft assembly. The clamp arm assembly is pivotable toward and away from the ultrasonic blade. The clamp arm assembly includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first and second electrodes are operable to cooperate to apply bipolar RF energy to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason R. Lesko, Catherine A. Corbett, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Barry C. Worrell, Mark A. Davison, Nathan Cummings, Ellen Burkart, William D. Dannaher, Christina M. Hough, Craig N. Faller, Adam Brown, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Kai Chen, William E. Clem
  • Publication number: 20200133153
    Abstract: Provided are toners and combinations of toners that demonstrate excellent color and are Ames test negative in both Salmonellatyphimurium strains TA98 and TAIOO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Tonya TREMITIERE, Mark William CUMMINGS, Jana PETROVA, Jeff Lee MORGAN, Mandy Lehman SMITH, John F COOPER
  • Publication number: 20200108019
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for combining a sugar-based solution, such as maple syrup, and cannabinoids are provided, in which a method, for instance, may comprise creating maple syrup and separately warming the maple syrup and a cannabinoid concentrate to a first temperature and combining them to create a mixture. The method also may comprise applying a bottom heat source and/or a top radiant heat source to the mixture and increasing the mixture's temperature to a second temperature sufficient to initiate crystallization, while stirring at a first RPM set point. The method also comprises discontinuing, upon the mixture reaching full crystallization, the heating and stirring RPMs. A method for creating an orally dissolvable tablet is also provided, comprising taking the combined cannabinoids and maple syrup in powder form, mixing with a secondary formulation and an excipient mixture, and pressing the resulting mixture into tablet form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Capaldi, William Cumming
  • 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: 20190338161
    Abstract: Fiber coatings with low Young's modulus, low fiber pullout force for fibers in the as-drawn state, and small time-dependent increases in pullout force as the fiber ages. The fiber coatings are cured products of coating compositions that include an oligomer formed from an isocyanate, a hydroxy acrylate compound and a polyol. The oligomer includes a polyether urethane acrylate and a di-adduct compound. The reaction mixture used to form the oligomer includes a molar ratio of isocyanate:hydroxy acrylate:polyol of n:m:p, where when p is 2, n is in the range from 3.0 to 5.0 and m is in the range from 1.50n-3 to 2.50n-5. Control of the n:m:p ratio leads to compositions that, when cured, provide coatings and cured products having low Young's modulus, low pullout force on glass, and weak variations with time as the fiber ages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: John William Botelho, Ching-Kee Chien, Jill Ann Cummings, Pushkar Tandon, Ruchi Tandon
  • Publication number: 20190313132
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for bidirectional communication in a network, such as a cable television (CATV) system, for return band with echo cancellation. The techniques result in a minimum loss of available return bandwidth to facilitate forward out of band (OOB) communication to a client device, e.g., set top box (STB), within the extended return band, such as a return band extended beyond a frequency previously used for OOB communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel F. Schemmann, William P. Dawson, Derald Cummings
  • Publication number: 20190284407
    Abstract: Provided are processes of placing an image on an object that includes optionally filling a hand held nib-based marker with a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink composition, and imaging an intermediate substrate with the marker. A process optionally further includes optionally drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10382802
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for bidirectional communication in a network, such as a cable television (CATV) system, for return band with echo cancellation. The techniques result in a minimum loss of available return bandwidth to facilitate forward out of band (OOB) communication to a client device, e.g., set top box (STB), within the extended return band, such as a return band extended beyond a frequency previously used for OOB communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Marcel F. Schemmann, William P. Dawson, Derald Cummings
  • Patent number: 10052866
    Abstract: Polyketone based polymer sheets are employed in thermal dye transfer processes to produce permanent images. Also disclosed is the use of the process to produce identification cards, security cards and labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Patent number: 9921509
    Abstract: A composite charge control agent for use in electrostatic imaging comprises porous, inorganic core particles of at least 0.08 microns in diameter, impregnated with 2% to 50% by weight of one or more charge control chemicals and up to 50% by weight of one or more additional compounds such as a polymer, a wax, a dye, or other organic chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Pless, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Publication number: 20170080704
    Abstract: Polyketone based polymer sheets are employed in thermal dye transfer processes to produce permanent images. Also disclosed is the use of the process to produce identification cards, security cards and labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160139525
    Abstract: A composite charge control agent for use in electrostatic imaging comprises porous, inorganic core particles of at least 0.08 microns in diameter, impregnated with 2% to 50% by weight of one or more charge control chemicals and up to 50% by weight of one or more additional compounds such as a polymer, a wax, a dye, or other organic chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Pless, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Patent number: 9316729
    Abstract: A system for providing signal trigger pulses comprises an equivalent time sampling unit providing transmit and receive trigger pairs, and a control unit controlling the equivalent time sampling unit to provide pseudorandom delay length variations between the trigger pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NIITEK, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wilens, Mark Hibbard, William Cummings
  • Publication number: 20160027410
    Abstract: Various display device implementations disclosed herein include display drivers with enhanced capabilities. In some implementations a display driver may be capable of updating a display while a central processing unit (CPU) is switched off or operating in a sleep mode. Some such display drivers may include a display driver clock and a display driver memory. The display driver may be capable of receiving image data from the CPU, including image data for display updates, and storing received image data in the display driver memory. The display driver may be capable of updating the display with stored image data at times indicated by the display driver clock. Some display drivers may include a graphics processing unit capable of generating image data for updates of the display. In some such implementations, the graphics processing unit may be capable of dithering image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hamid Tavakoli, William Cummings, Shen-Ge Wang, Wilhelmus Johannes Robertus Van Lier
  • Patent number: 9001412
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a substrate, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode above the movable element. The movable element includes a deformable layer and a reflective element. The deformable layer is spaced from the reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, William Cummings, Brian James Gally, Lior Kogut, Ming-Hau Tung, Yeh-Jiun Tung, Chih-Wei Chiang, Denis Endisch
  • Patent number: 8736590
    Abstract: A method of driving electromechanical devices such as interferometric modulators includes applying a voltage along a common line to release the electromechanical devices along the common line, followed by applying an address voltage along the common line to actuate selected electromechanical devices along the common line based on voltages applied along segment lines. Hold voltages may be applied along common lines between applications of release and address voltages, and the segment voltages may be selected to be sufficiently small that the segment voltages will not affect the state of the electromechanical devices along other common lines not being written to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan G. Lewis, Marc Maurice Mignard, Clarence Chui, Wilhelmus Johannes Robertus Van Lier, Mark M. Todorovich, William Cummings