Patents by Inventor William R. Young

William R. 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: 10751040
    Abstract: Circular stapling instruments and anvil assemblies. The anvil assemblies may have collapsible anvil support members that may be inserted through an opening in a patient and then expanded to be attached to an anvil plate assembly that has a staple-forming surface thereon. The anvil support member is attachable to the anvil plate assembly in such a way that when the anvil assembly is coupled to the stapling head of a circular stapler, the staple-forming surface is in substantial registry with the staples supported in the stapling head. A variety of different anvil support members and anvil plate assemblies are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Taylor W. Aronhalt, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Christopher J. Schall, Joseph E. Young, Barry C. Worrell, Jerome R. Morgan, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Christopher J. Hess, Emily A. Schellin
  • Publication number: 20200187962
    Abstract: A method for assembling an orthopaedic surgical instrument includes attaching a first lever to a first shell of a handle. The method also includes attaching a second lever to the first shell of the handle. The method also includes inserting a first tip of a leaf spring into a slot of the first lever. The method also includes inserting a second tip of the leaf spring into a slot of the second lever. The method also includes securing a second shell to the first shell to form the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Craig S. Tsukayama, Rebecca L. Chaney, William R. Macumber, Janelle M. Lubensky, Duncan G. Young, Jonathan C. Lee, Jeffrey M. Walcutt, Francisco A. Amaral, Carl F. Livorsi
  • Publication number: 20200109314
    Abstract: A method of making an adhesive article is described comprising melt extruding a core film layer comprising a comport comprising at least 50% of a polylactic acid polymer. The method further comprises melt extruding an adhesive layer on a major surface of the core film layer such that regions of interdiffusion are present between the core film layer and adhesive layer. The adhesive layer may comprise C1-C10 (meth)acrylic acid or ester thereof, vinyl acetate, ethylene vinyl acetate, hydrolysed polyvinyl alcohol and combinations thereof. The adhesive layer may also be a pressure sensitive adhesive. The method further comprises melt extruding a release film layer on an opposing major surface of the core film layer. The layers are sequentially extruded or co-extruded and can be uniaxially or biaxially oriented. Articles comprising a core film layer comprising a composition comprising at least 50% of a polylactic acid polymer and an adhesive layer disposed on a major surface of the core layer are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: William W. Merrill, Jeffrey P. Kalish, Jacob D. Young, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Kanta Kumar, Ignatius A. Kadoma, Michael D. Crandall, Adam R. Wohl
  • Patent number: 10588612
    Abstract: A surgical stapler configured to clamp, staple, and cut tissue is disclosed. The surgical stapler comprises a housing, a shaft, a staple cartridge, an expandable anvil, and a distal head portion. The shaft extends from the housing and comprises three concentric actuators. The three concentric actuators are operable independently of each other. The three concentric actuators are actuatable relative to the housing and are configured to perform three separate and distinct end effector functions. The staple cartridge comprises a unitary cartridge body. The distal head portion is configured to rotate relative to the shaft. One of the separate and distinct end effector functions comprises rotating the distal head portion to expand the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Kreena R. Modi, Christopher J. Schall, Joseph E. Young, Barry C. Worrell, Jerome R. Morgan, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Christopher J. Hess, Emily A. Schellin
  • Patent number: 10568644
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly includes a system handle configured to clamp a broach and femoral stem trial assembly. The system handle includes a clamp lever and a release lever both pivotally coupled to the system handle, and a leaf spring connecting the clamp lever and the release lever. When the release lever is moved from an unclamped position to a clamped position, the leaf spring is put in tension, and the clamp lever engages a flange of the broach, securing the broach to the system handle. Methods of assembling the system handle are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Craig S. Tsukayama, Rebecca L. Chaney, William R. Macumber, Janelle M. Lubensky, Duncan G. Young, Jonathan C. Lee, Jeffrey M. Walcutt, Francisco A. Amaral, Carl F. Livorsi
  • Patent number: 10537565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid state forms of N-[2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-5-hydroxyphenyl]-1,4-dihydro-4-oxoquinoline-3-carboxamide (Compound 1), pharmaceutical compositions thereof and methods therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Patricia Hurter, William Rowe, Christopher R. Young, Adriana Costache, Patrick R. Connelly, Mariusz Krawiec, Yuchuan Gong, Yushi Feng, Martin Trudeau
  • Publication number: 20190284357
    Abstract: Compositions and films are described comprising a polylactic (PLA) polymer and a copolymer comprising a first moiety comprising a C12-C30 alkyl group and a second moiety that is miscible in the composition. Suitable first moieties include a C12-C30 alkyl (meth)acrylate or a polyvinyl alcohol comprising pendent C12-C30 alkyl groups. Suitable second moieties include C1-C10 (meth)acrylic acid or ester thereof, vinyl acetate and ethylene vinyl acetate. The aforementioned composition may be used to form a release layer of an adhesive article such as a pressure sensitive adhesive tape. The films may be a monolithic film or a film layer of a multilayer film. The release layer may be disposed upon a substrate layer that may also comprise PLA. The films are produced by melt extrusion of the aforementioned composition and may be oriented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: William W. Merrill, Jeffrey P. Kalish, Jacob D. Young, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Kanta Kumar, Adam R. Wohl, David J. Kinning, Michael D. Crandall, Ignatius A. Kadoma
  • Patent number: 10402419
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user, a text query comprising a character string of n characters, generating a plurality of suggested queries based on the text query, where each suggested query comprises the character string of the text query and one or more query tokens, and where at least one of the query tokens of each suggested query partially matches the character string of the text query, and sending, to the client system responsive to receiving the nth character of the text query, instructions for displaying one or more suggested queries to the first user, where at least one of the suggested queries is displayed with a preview of one or more search results matching the suggested query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yigal Dan Rubinstein, Sue Yee Young, Joshua Keith Duck, Sadi Khan, William R. Maschmeyer, Yuval Kesten, Keith L. Peiris, Kathryn Hymes
  • Patent number: 7084481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Patent number: 7064363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Conexant, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Patent number: 6974740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Patent number: 6924963
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge protection circuit for an integrated circuit that reduces unwanted transient currents during normal operations. In one embodiment, the electrostatic discharge protection circuit includes one or more electrostatic bus lines, a plurality of signal bonding pads and charge pumps. The one or more electrostatic bus lines are used to direct electrostatic discharge around internal circuitry. The plurality of signal bonding pads are used to receive external voltage signals. Each signal bonding pad is coupled to an associated electrostatic bus line via an unidirectional conducting device. A charge pump is used on each electrostatic bus line to precharge its associated electrostatic bus line to an associated predetermined voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Young, Gregg D. Croft
  • Patent number: 6900087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Globespan Virata Incorporated
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Publication number: 20040038473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Patent number: 6635949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Publication number: 20030151877
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge protection circuit for an integrated circuit that reduces unwanted transient currents during normal operations. In one embodiment, the electrostatic discharge protection circuit includes one or more electrostatic bus lines, a plurality of signal bonding pads and charge pumps. The one or more electrostatic bus lines are used to direct electrostatic discharge around internal circuitry. The plurality of signal bonding pads are used to receive external voltage signals. Each signal bonding pad is coupled to an associated electrostatic bus line via an unidirectional conducting device. A charge pump is used on each electrostatic bus line to precharge its associated electrostatic bus line to an associated predetermined voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Applicant: INTERSIL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: William R. Young, Gregg D. Croft
  • Publication number: 20030127686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to integrated circuits having symmetric inducting devices with a ground shield. In one embodiment, a symmetric inducting device for an integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a main metal layer and a shield. The substrate has a working surface. The main metal layer has at least one pair of current path regions. Each of the current path region pairs is formed in generally a regular polygonal shape that is generally symmetric about a plane of symmetry that is perpendicular to the working surface of the substrate. The shield is patterned into segments that are generally symmetric about the plane of symmetry. Medial portions of at least some segments of the shield are formed generally perpendicular to the plane of symmetry as the medial portions cross the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: INTERSIL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Rex Everett Lowther, William R. Young
  • Patent number: 6522117
    Abstract: A reference current/voltage gnereator is insensitive to variations in power supply voltage and temperature. The operational parameters of matched current mirror transistors of the generator are effectively equalized by an auxiliary bias amplifier, whose transistors are matched with and connected to the current mirror transistors of the generator in such a manner as to maintain the same electrical parameters in each of the current mirror legs of the current generator, irrespective of variations in supply voltage. Temperature insensitivity is achieved by making the output current mirror a current that is the sum of two currents whose current paths complementary temperature coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Young, Gregg D. Croft
  • Publication number: 20030020535
    Abstract: A reference current/voltage gnereator is insensitive to variations in power supply voltage and temperature. The operational parameters of matched current mirror transistors of the generator are effectively equalized by an auxiliary bias amplifier, whose transistors are matched with and connected to the current mirror transistors of the generator in such a manner as to maintain the same electrical parameters in each of the current mirror legs of the current generator, irrespective of variations in supply voltage. Temperature insensitivity is achieved by making the output current mirror a current that is the sum of two currents whose current paths complementary temperature coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Young, Gregg D. Croft
  • Patent number: 6492705
    Abstract: Airbridge structures and processes for making air bridge structures and integrated circuits are disclosed. One airbridge structure has metal conductors 24 encased in a sheath of dielectric material 249. The conductors extend across a cavity 244 and a semiconductor substrate 238. In one embodiment, the conductors traversing the cavity 244 are supported by posts 248 that extend from the substrate. In another embodiment, oxide posts 258 extend from the substrate to support the conductors. In another embodiment, trenches 101 are made in a device substrate 110 bonded to a handle substrate 100. The trenches are filled with a dielectric and a conductor pattern is formed over the filled trenches. The substrate material between the conductors is then removed to leave a pattern of posts 116, 114, 112 that included dielectrically encased conductors 106. In another bonded wafer embodiment, conductors 204 are encased in a dielectric above a sacrificial device region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Intersil Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick A. Begley, William R. Young, Anthony L. Rivoli, Jose Avelino Delgado, Stephen J. Gaul