Patents Assigned to Concept, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11910744
    Abstract: Differential speed stalk rolls mountable to a row unit of a row crop head. A first stalk roll body has an outer peripheral speed less than the outer peripheral speed of a second stalk roll body in lateral spaced relation. The stalk roll bodies may have modular and interchangeable body segments of different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Kingdom Ag Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Gramm, Corbin Fehr, Austin Bitting, Robert Schlipf
  • Patent number: 11911085
    Abstract: Methods for temporarily fixing an orientation of a bone or bones. Methods of correcting a bunion deformity. Bone positioning devices. Methods of using a bone positioning device. Bone preparation guides. Methods of using a bone preparation guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Santrock, Paul Dayton, Daniel J. Hatch, W. Bret Smith, F. Barry Bays, Carlos Eduardo Gil, Sean F. Scanlan, Joe W. Ferguson, John T. Treace
  • Patent number: 11903144
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electronic component in which a copper electrode and an inorganic substrate exhibit strong adhesion to each other. A method for producing an electronic component according to the present invention comprises: an application step wherein a paste is applied onto an inorganic substrate, which paste contains copper particles, copper oxide particles and/or nickel oxide particles, and inorganic oxide particles having a softening point; a sintering step wherein a sintered body which contains at least copper is formed by means of heating in an inert gas atmosphere at a temperature that is less than the softening point of the inorganic oxide particles but not less than the sintering temperature of the copper particles; and a softening step wherein heating is carried out in an inert gas atmosphere at a temperature that is not less than the softening point of the inorganic oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: MATERIAL CONCEPT, INC.
    Inventor: Junichi Koike
  • Patent number: 11889998
    Abstract: A pin lock may be used to prevent a compressor-distractor from pushing off of a surgical pin as the compressor-distractor is actuated to move one bone relative to another bone. In some examples, the compressor-distractor is attached to a metatarsal with a first pin and to a cuneiform with a second pin. The pin lock can be inserted onto the first pin or the second pin, optionally with a second pin lock inserted onto the other pin. The compressor-distractor can then be actuated while the compressor-distractor is locked by the pin lock from moving up along the axial length of the first pin or the second pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Treace, Sean F. Scanlan, Carlos Eduardo Gil, Joe W. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11890039
    Abstract: A multi-diameter fixation pin, such as a K-wire can be used during an orthopedic procedure. The multi-diameter fixation pin may include a leading diameter sized for the specific orthopedic procedure being undertaken and/or the size of the bone into which the fixation pin is being inserted. The multi-diameter fixation pin may include a trailing diameter different than the leading diameter. The trailing diameter may be sized for use with a specific sized powered driver. For example, in orthopedic procedures that involve inserting larger diameter pins and smaller diameter pins into bone(s), all pins used in the procedure may have a trailing diameter (e.g., the larger diameter or the smaller diameter) that allows the pins to be inserted with the same powered driver (e.g., the same attachment head) without needing different sized drivers or attachment heads for different sized pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Treace, Sean F. Scanlan, Michael Stedham
  • Publication number: 20240030655
    Abstract: A controlled-impedance cable assembly for removably attaching a controlled-impedance cable to a surface of a device. Signal contacts are attached to signal conductors of cables and ground members are coupled to shields of the cables. Ends of the signal conductors and of elongated appendages extending from the ground members are positioned to make a pressure contact to pads and ground lands on the surface. Pressure to make those contacts may come from deflection of the ends of the signal conductors and elongated ground appendages or from a spring. The signal contacts and elongated appendages may be positioned to provide an impedance matching an impedance with the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Ardent Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Diaz, Gordon A. Vinther, Joseph F. DiDonna
  • Publication number: 20240027577
    Abstract: A system for processing data, comprising a signal processing system configured to receive and process a reflected wireless data signal from a remote source and a noise suppression system configured to receive the wireless data signal and to detect and suppress harmonic components associated with reflected noise from a local source from the wireless data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Applied Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley A. Walker, Steven F. Hocker, Zhigang Jin, John C. Miller
  • Publication number: 20240016475
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stroke detection in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: BURL Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Francis Doyle, Thilo Hoelscher, James Brailean, Maximillian Dirnbacher, Arne Voie, Mark Banham, Balaji Simma, Jeffry Tola
  • Publication number: 20230413973
    Abstract: A system and method for an intelligent hair drying/styling apparatus with user information transmission and storage capabilities is herein provided. The hair drying/styling apparatus houses a control circuit board and an infrared or temperature sensor (or camera) in order detect an individual's hair condition moisture level to determine a user specific, customizable dryer setting. The information detected by the sensor is stored locally, on a proximal Internet-enabled device, or on a remote or cloud-based server and accessed by the hair drying/styling apparatus through a wireless local area network connectivity function. This innovation will enable any number of hair professionals and or end consumers to improve styling and dry time. According to the present invention, energy usage is reduced to enable a more efficient design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Spur Concepts Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Goldman, Jonathan Friedman, Zachary Rattner
  • Patent number: 11850217
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ingestible athletic performance enhancement composition comprising l-menthol wherein the composition does not contain alcohol. The present invention further includes athletic performance enhancement compositions wherein the amount of l-menthol is between 0.01 to 0.5 weight percent of the composition. The invention also includes methods of improving athletic performance comprising the ingestion of a composition comprising l-menthol, wherein the amount of l-menthol is sufficient to induce a cooling sensation while maintaining palatability and minimizing side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Advanced Food Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Roxanne Vogel, Brandon Kirchmeyer, Magdalena Boulet
  • Patent number: 11844533
    Abstract: Instruments and surgical techniques may be used to correct a bone deformity, such as a bunion in which a metatarsal is misaligned with respect to a medial cuneiform. In some examples, a bone cutting guide is utilized to cut an end of the metatarsal and/or an end of the medial cuneiform to facilitate realignment of the bones. The cutting guide can have a pivotable cut guide surface along which a cutting instrument is translated to provide a precise bone cut. In some applications, after suitably preparing and aligning the bones, the bones are compressed together using a fixation pin. The fixation pin can be driven through one of the bones, into the second bone, and then further driven to compress the bones together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hatch, Joe W. Ferguson, Paul Dayton, W. Bret Smith, Lowell Weil, Jr., F. Barry Bays
  • Patent number: 11833562
    Abstract: Dual-stage multi-roll leveler embodiments of the general inventive concept include independent sets of first stage work rolls and second stage work rolls, with each set of work rolls including one or more upper work rolls disposed above one or more lower work rolls. An adjustable but equal entry side-to-exit side gap is present between the upper and lower work rolls of each work roll set. An exemplary dual-stage leveler removes shape defects and coil set and/or curl from a moving strip material through a combination of work roll gap adjustment and first and/or second stage work roll bending. Because there is no feathering out of work roll penetration in either stage, differential roll speed and the problems associated therewith are eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Machine Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Guil Bergman, Chris Heid, Lee Heitkamp, Tony Enneking
  • Patent number: 11801036
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stroke detection in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: BURL Concepts, Inc
    Inventors: Thomas Francis Doyle, Thilo Hoelscher, James Brailean, Maximillian Dirnbacher, Arne Voie, Mark Banham, Balaji Simma, Jeffry Tola
  • Publication number: 20230339183
    Abstract: A volumetric builder machine for enhanced fabrication of sand-casting molds, cores and/or 3-dimensional shapes in printed layers within a build box. A bi-directional layer builder assembly passes back-and-forth over the build box, and with each pass deposits an even layer of loose sand while printing a water-based binder agent according to a pattern representing the mold and/or core to be formed. Heater banks carried on the traveling layer builder assembly accelerate the binder drying module process. The build box has a build plate that is incrementally lowered by a lift unit to accommodate each new sand layer. A strategic heating system preheats the sand, heats the build plate, and directs heat to the sand layer after it has been printed with binder. A ventilation system removes vapors driven from the binder. A sand filling station periodically refills the layer builder assembly. A cleaning station removes binder residue from the printheads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: LightSpeed Concepts Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Powell, Thomas J. Wilson, Jacob Sponsler, Brandon Welker, John P. Biel, Daniel G. Shirkey, John R. Keough, Thomas A. Cobett, Elmer Lee
  • Publication number: 20230334602
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for improving the safety of excavation activities and the accuracy of excavation polygons generated by users of the system and underlying reference data. An exemplary system as described herein comprises a software module for comparing ticket and reference polygons, wherein the ticket polygons are generated by users of the system and the reference polygons are generated based on data contained within a reference database comprising parcel data, line map data, facility map data, ortho map data, road features data, water features data, a highway data, building footprint data, route data, TIGER file data and the like. Methods are described for improving ticket accuracy and underlying map data, improving user training measures, preventing safety accidents and providing historical reports on excavation activities and system effectiveness. It is an object of the invention to improve the safety of excavation activities based on ticket scoring algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: One Call Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Mark PETERSON
  • Publication number: 20230332401
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing, assembling, and installing an extruded aluminum wall panel frame by manufacturing an extrusion profile that comprises a stud, a sole plate, and a sill plate and other components used to configure the extrusion profile into a frame either fully or partially assembled prior to transport and installation at the building site where the frame may be installed as a single-level structure or multi-level structure of varying lengths, widths, and floorplans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: Next New Concept, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Harold Niemann
  • Patent number: 11786346
    Abstract: Bone-secured dental arch veneers and methods for fabricating and utilizing the same. The dental arch veneers include a veneer assembly having one or more tooth veneers and a support structure configured to support the tooth veneer(s). The dental arch veneers also include a coupling structure configured to interconnect the veneer assembly to a bone mount that is anchored along a user's maxilla or mandible. The coupling structure also is configured to permit the veneer assembly to be selectively and repeatedly interconnected with and disconnected from the bone mount. The methods include determining a target region within the user's mouth, obtaining a representation of the target region, manipulating the representation to create a desired arrangement of the user's teeth within the target region, determining anchoring positions proximate the target region for anchoring the bone mount, and forming the dental arch veneer based on the anchoring positions and the desired arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Trion Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Coreil, Christopher C. Cosse
  • Patent number: D1003314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Recognition Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Jack Edgington, Jr.
  • Patent number: D1011524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Santrock, Adriaan Kuyler, Jody McAleer, William DeCarbo
  • Patent number: D1015632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Eurasia Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Melissa Russo