Patents Examined by Beverly M. Flanagan
  • Patent number: RE48538
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes blade (11) that is integrally formed of root (12), vane (13), and step (14) for maintaining vane (13) in a state inclined from horizontal. Blade (11) includes bend (16) on upstream side (11c), first reinforcement (17) on upstream downstream side (11c) (11b), and a plurality of second reinforcements (18) between bend (16) and first reinforcement (17). First reinforcement length (17a) is longer than second reinforcement length (18a). Further, the ceiling fan includes blade drop prevention portion (37) for locking blade (11) to support (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Mangement Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kuramochi, Hironari Ogata, Daiki Sakito
  • Patent number: RE48597
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: RE48598
    Abstract: A laryngoscope device for use in the performance of direct laryngoscopy, the device including a laryngoscope blade portion connectable to a laryngoscope handle through a connector, the laryngoscope blade comprising an ultraviolet light, a white light and an imaging or viewing device at the same distance relative to the distal end of the laryngoscope blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Salter Labs
    Inventors: James P. Tenger, Leslie A. Tenger, John R. Hicks
  • Patent number: RE48684
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy, Oleg Shikhman
  • Patent number: RE48724
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet that defines a first storage compartment; a first door that is opened or closed to allow or prevent access to an interior of the first storage compartment; a storing device coupled to the first door to define a second storage compartment, wherein, when the first door is closed, the second storage compartment is disposed in the first storage compartment; and a second door connected to the first door and configured to be opened or closed to allow or prevent access to an interior of the second storage compartment, wherein the interior of the second storage compartment is accessible when the first door is closed and the second door is opened, wherein the first door includes a plurality of first coupling parts to which the storing device is coupled, wherein the storing device includes: a frame; and a basket installed on the frame, wherein each of the frame and the basket includes at least one second coupling part interacting with at least one of the plurality of first coupling par
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjin Oh, Jonghwa Lee, Changbong Choi, Manho Park, Kiyoung Lim
  • Patent number: RE48729
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy, Oleg Shikhman
  • Patent number: RE48733
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet that defines a first storage compartment; a first door that is opened or closed to allow or prevent access to an interior of the first storage compartment; a storing device coupled to the first door to define a second storage compartment, wherein, when the first door is closed, the second storage compartment is disposed in the first storage compartment; and a second door connected to the first door and configured to be opened or closed to allow or prevent access to an interior of the second storage compartment, wherein the interior of the second storage compartment is accessible when the first door is closed and the second door is opened, wherein the first door includes a plurality of first coupling parts to which the storing device is coupled, wherein the storing device includes: a frame; and a basket installed on the frame, wherein each of the frame and the basket includes at least one second coupling part interacting with at least one of the plurality of first coupling par
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjin Oh, Jonghwa Lee, Changbong Choi, Manho Park, Kiyoung Lim
  • Patent number: RE48750
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of devices and method for affecting at least one anatomical tissue can be provided. A configuration can be provided that includes a structure which is expandable (i) having and/or (ii) forming at least one opening or a working space through which the anatomical tissue(s) is placed in the structure. For example, the structure, prior to being expanding, can have at least one partially rigid portion. In addition, or as an alternative, upon a partial or complete expansion thereof, the structure can be controllable to have a plurality of shapes. Further, the structure can be controllable to provide the working space with multiple shapes and/or multiple sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, Dan Rottenberg, Boaz Manash, Dima Pinhasov, Oleg Shikhman
  • Patent number: RE48800
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: RE48850
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy, Oleg Shikhman
  • Patent number: RE48907
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lead includes forming an elongated multi-lumen conductor guide defining a central stylet lumen and a plurality of conductor lumens arranged around the stylet lumen. The multi-lumen conductor guide is twisted to form at least one helical section where the plurality of conductor lumens each forms a helical pathway around the stylet lumen. Each of the helical pathways of the at least one helical section has a pitch that is no less than 0.04 turns per centimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, Thomas Lopez
  • Patent number: RE48970
    Abstract: A surface or bulk acoustic wave device can be implanted in or worn on a human or animal body to monitor various parameters thereof. The device comprises a pair of interdigitated transducers spaced apart over the surface of a piezo-electric substrate that is exposed to the parameter to be monitored. The device is interrogated by a radio-frequency signal being supplied to one of the transducers and detected after reflection by the other transducer. The parameter is measured by comparison of the supplied and received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: IP2IPO INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Christofer Toumazou, Christopher Neil McLeod, Glenn Noel Robert Vandevoorde
  • Patent number: RE49008
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of designing a number of dental restorations for a patient, wherein the method includes: selecting a composed set of teeth including a number of teeth, where the number of teeth are arranged spatially relative to each other forming a high aesthetic composition; applying the composed set of teeth to a virtual three dimensional representation of the patient's present oral situation to obtain an initial set of teeth; optionally modifying one or more parameters of one or more of the teeth in the initial set of teeth to obtain a finalized set of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: 3Shape A/S
    Inventors: Tais Clausen, Rune Fisker, Sven Nonboe
  • Patent number: RE49064
    Abstract: A carpeted automotive vehicle load floor including a composite panel having first and second reinforced thermoplastic skins and a thermoplastic cellular core disposed between and bonded to the skins is provided. The first skin as a top surface. A cover having top and bottom surfaces is spaced apart from the composite panel. A substantially continuous top covering layer is bonded to the top surface of the panel and the top surface of the cover to at least partially form a carpeted load floor having a carpeted cover. An intermediate portion of the top covering layer between the cover and the panel is not bonded to either the panel or the cover to form a living hinge which allows the carpeted cover to pivot between different use positions relative to the rest of the load floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: RE49092
    Abstract: A lace closure system may include a low friction guide that defines the turning radius and direction of a lace which, though tension, pulls two or more panels toward each other. The lace closure system may include a fixator that defines a slot into which the lace is led, containing multiple engagement surfaces that, when the lace is wrapped into the slot, serve to engage the lace preventing unwanted loosening. The lace closure system may include a ring onto which the lace is attached, to assist in applying manual tension to the lace. The ring may be shaped and sized to removably attach to an outer perimeter of the fixator after excess lace has been wrapped into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Roger T. Neiley, Thomas Trudel, Kristopher Lovett
  • Patent number: RE49094
    Abstract: The present application includes a position tracking system for tracking the location of surgical objects within the surgical field, a neuromonitoring system for detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures during a surgical procedure, and a processing system communicatively linked to both the position tracking system and the neuromonitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Finley, Albert Kim, Thomas Scholl, Jeffrey Barnes, Bryce Nesbitt
  • Patent number: RE49096
    Abstract: Toy train track segments of non-magnetic metals and a toy train track comprised of the non-magnetic track segments and a system of magnetic elements configured to be magnetically inter-connected with each other in varying positions and configurations for building up of environmental structures for a train track layout The toy track segments are configured for magnetic coupling with each other to provide the toy train track, with each segment having at least one edge for abutted coupling to an edge of another track segment wherein each abutted edge has at least one magnet imbedded therein and the imbedded magnet or magnets being positioned to be aligned with a magnet or magnets of another abutted edge to effect the magnetic coupling. The environmental magnetic elements include imbedded magnets around the peripheries thereof or at designated points of magnetic attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Yaacov Schwartz
  • Patent number: RE49103
    Abstract: A display case door for a product storage device includes a transparent unit through which products within the product storage device are visible. The transparent unit includes a transparent LCD panel configured to present visual media content. The display case door further includes an electrical hinge pin rotatably coupling the display case door to the product storage device and one or more electrical conductors extending through the electrical hinge pin. The electrical conductors deliver the visual media content to the transparent LCD panel from a remote data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Mark Sandnes
  • Patent number: RE49170
    Abstract: This invention has to do with a locking cable hanger assembly system for the solar, mining, and electrical industry. The locking cable hanger assembly is comprised of a new wire locking mechanism, new multiple cable carrier saddles on one hanger, data carrier wire capability, and optional high dielectric, UV coated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Inventors: Allen Garrett Smith, Frank Edward Hodge, David James Prasko, Timothy Joseph Wedding
  • Patent number: RE49239
    Abstract: An antibiotic delivery system including an intramedullary stem that is adapted to be removably mounted into a medullary canal of a bone. The stem includes a body having an inlet adapted to be in fluid communication with a source of liquid-borne antibiotic and a plurality of outlets disposed along the stem. A channel extends between the inlet and the plurality of outlets for delivering a fluid-borne antibiotic from the inlet to the plurality of outlets so as to distribute the antibiotic along the medullary canal in a controlled fashion. A method of treating an infected joint during a two-stage re-implantation of an orthopedic implant is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Osteal Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. de Beaubien