Patents by Inventor Albert Davis

Albert Davis 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: 7736287
    Abstract: A rotary method for forming a vaginal applicator. The method includes the steps of providing a forming mandrel, an applicator tube, and die then arranging the forming mandrel to be inside the applicator tube and then engaging the forming mandrel and the applicator tube with the die. The forming mandrel has a first sustaining ridge having a circumferential length and a second sustaining ridge having a circumferential length. The circumferential length of the first sustaining ridge is less than the circumferential length of the second sustaining ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Limin Song, Steven Ray Gilbert, Scott Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20090321992
    Abstract: A rotary method for forming a vaginal applicator. The method includes the steps of providing a forming mandrel, an applicator tube, and die then arranging the forming mandrel to be inside the applicator tube and then engaging the forming mandrel and the applicator tube with the die. The forming mandrel has a first sustaining ridge having a circumferential length and a second sustaining ridge having a circumferential length. The circumferential length of the first sustaining ridge is less than the circumferential length of the second sustaining ridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Limin Song, Steven Ray Gilbert, Scott Albert Davis
  • Patent number: 7536042
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses a computerized method of facilitating cardiac intervention, comprising inputting patient data, creating a computerized interactive model of a diseased heart based on the patient data, wherein the model comprises structural elements, simulating at least one proposed cardiac intervention treatment by adding or deleting structural elements to the model, and determining the effects of the proposed cardiac simulation upon the entire model. Simulations may be repeated to allow the user to determine an optimal cardiac intervention. Additionally, a template may be created from the model to use as a guide during the cardiac intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Chase Medical, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Albert Davis, Mitta Suresh
  • Patent number: 7485088
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is disclosed a method for repairing a heart of a human, comprising introducing a collapsed shaping device through the skin into the vascular system of the human, delivering the shaping device into a left ventricle through the arteries, once inside the left ventricle, expanding the shaping device to an expanded shape, imbricating a wall of the ventricle over the shaping device, collapsing the shaping device, and removing the shaping device from the left ventricle such that the ventricle is restored to an appropriate size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Chase Medical L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Mitta Suresh, Albert Davis
  • Patent number: 7457502
    Abstract: A system for cooling a fiber amplifier includes a fiber amplifier assembly, which, in turn, includes a longitudinally-extending fiber amplifier, a jacket and a retaining structure. The jacket surrounds the fiber amplifier and extends at least partially longitudinally therealong. In this regard, the jacket surrounds the fiber amplifier such that the fiber amplifier assembly defines a passage between the jacket and the fiber amplifier for the circulation of coolant therethrough. To facilitate the circulation of coolant, the retaining structure is disposed within the passage defined by the fiber amplifier assembly for at least partially maintaining a spacing between the fiber amplifier and jacket. The retaining structure and coolant can both comprise an emulsion of phase change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James Albert Davis
  • Patent number: 7327862
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses a computerized method of facilitating cardiac intervention, comprising inputting patient data, creating a computerized interactive model of a diseased heart based on the patient data, wherein the model comprises structural elements, simulating at least one proposed cardiac intervention treatment by adding or deleting structural elements to the model, and determining the effects of the proposed cardiac simulation upon the entire model. Simulations may be repeated to allow the user to determine an optimal cardiac intervention. Additionally, a template may be created from the model to use as a guide during the cardiac intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Chase Medical, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Albert Davis, Mitta Suresh
  • Publication number: 20060250306
    Abstract: An X-Band microstrip antenna for use on a fourteen inch diameter projectile to transmit telemetry data. The X-Band microstrip antenna is configured to wrap around the projectile's body without interfering with the aerodynamic design of the projectile. The X-Band microstrip antenna operates at 7900 to 8100 MHz telemetry frequency band. Sixteen microstrip antenna elements equally spaced around the projectile provide for linear polarization and a quasi-omni directional radiation pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Marvin Ryken, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20060137697
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided to reconstruct an enlarged left ventricle of a human heart, using a shaper, having a size and shape substantially equal to the size and shape of an appropriate left ventricle, wherein the shaper is adapted to be temporarily placed into the enlarged left ventricle during a surgical procedure. Another aspect of one embodiment comprises a ventricular patch adapted for placement into the left ventricle of a heart made from a sheet of biocompatible material, and having a plurality of markings coupled to the sheet, wherein the markings are configured in distinct patterns for post operatively evaluating movement of the patch. In another aspect of one embodiment, a device is presented, comprising of a handle and a sizing template adapted to be coupled to the handle. Such components are also presented as a kit for use during ventricular restoration surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Suresh Reddy, Albert Davis
  • Patent number: 6994093
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided to reconstruct an enlarged left ventricle of a human heart, using a shaper, having a size and shape substantially equal to the size and shape of an appropriate left ventricle, wherein the shaper is adapted to be temporarily placed into the enlarged left ventricle during a surgical procedure. Another aspect of one embodiment comprises a ventricular patch adapted for placement into the left ventricle of a heart made from a sheet of biocompatible material, and having a plurality of markings coupled to the sheet, wherein the markings are configured in distinct patterns for post operatively evaluating movement of the patch. In another aspect of one embodiment, a device is presented, comprising of a handle and a sizing template adapted to be coupled to the handle. Such components are also presented as a kit for use during ventricular restoration surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Chase Medical, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Mitta Suresh, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20060022159
    Abstract: A valve actuator comprising a lower housing comprising a mounting spool that is operable to couple to a valve body. A rotating sleeve is disposed within the lower housing and coupled to a stem connector. A fixed sleeve in disposed within the lower housing and includes a first slot disposed therethrough. A second slot is disposed in the rotating sleeve, wherein at least one of the slots is a helical slot. An axle engages both the first slot and the second slot. A shaft is coupled to the axle and extends through a connector flange that is coupled to an upper end of the lower housing. A piston is coupled to the shaft and movably disposed within an upper housing that is coupled to the connector flange. Axial movement of the piston within the upper housing will result in rotational movement of the rotating sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: Cooper Cameron Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Davis, John Saldivar, David Mefford, Frank Arriens, Daryl Ard, Anthony Laitkep, Leonard Martinak, Larry Vyvial, Jim Mohrfield
  • Publication number: 20050279955
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for a valve actuator comprising a first control valve that regulates fluid communication from a fluid pressure source to a first fluid supply tank that is fluidly connected to the valve actuator. A second control valve regulates fluid communication from the fluid pressure source to a second fluid supply tank that is fluidly connected to the valve actuator. A flow control member regulates fluid communication between the first and second fluid supply tanks and an exhaust valve that regulates fluid communication between the first and second fluid supply tanks and an outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: Cooper Cameron Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Davis, John Saldivar, David Mefford, Frank Arriens, Daryl Ard
  • Publication number: 20050278024
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided to reconstruct an enlarged left ventricle of a human heart, using a shaper, having a size and shape substantially equal to the size and shape of an appropriate left ventricle, wherein the shaper is adapted to be temporarily placed into the enlarged left ventricle during a surgical procedure. Another aspect of one embodiment comprises a ventricular patch adapted for placement into the left ventricle of a heart made from a sheet of biocompatible material, and having a plurality of markings coupled to the sheet, wherein the markings are configured in distinct patterns for post operatively evaluating movement of the patch. In another aspect of one embodiment, a device is presented, comprising of a handle and a sizing template adapted to be coupled to the handle. Such components are also presented as a kit for use during ventricular restoration surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Suresh Reddy, Albert Davis
  • Patent number: 6967620
    Abstract: A TM microstrip antenna which having a pair of mode suppression slots for transmitting telemetry data to an external source, which is adapted for use in a small area on a weapons system such as a missile. The mode suppression slots reduce noise from the TM microstrip antenna at the GPS L-1 band providing increased isolation between the TM microstrip antenna and a GPS receiving antenna mounted in proximity to the TM microstrip antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Marvin L. Ryken, Jr., Albert Davis
  • Patent number: 6959711
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided to reconstruct an enlarged left ventricle of a human heart, using a shaper, having a size and shape substantially equal to the size and shape of an appropriate left ventricle, wherein the shaper is adapted to be temporarily placed into the enlarged left ventricle during a surgical procedure. Another aspect of one embodiment comprises a ventricular patch adapted for placement into the left ventricle of a heart made from a sheet of biocompatible material, and having a plurality of markings coupled to the sheet, wherein the markings are configured in distinct patterns for post operatively evaluating movement of the patch. In another aspect of one embodiment, a device is presented, comprising of a handle and a sizing template adapted to be coupled to the handle. Such components are also presented as a kit for use during ventricular restoration surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Chase Medical, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Mitta Suresh, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20050218359
    Abstract: A valve, actuator and control system that allows minimizing the size of the actuator and operation of the control system in a manual mode that automatically prevents accidental operation by pipeline pressure is disclosed. The actuator uses gas pressure from the pipeline to power the actuator. In the event gas pressure is unavailable, a pair of manual hand pumps are incorporated to allow operation of the actuator and valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Albert Davis, John Saldivar, David Mefford, Frank Arriens, Daryl Ard
  • Patent number: 6946999
    Abstract: A microstrip antenna which includes eight tuning tabs for tuning the antenna frequency of the microstrip antenna. The antenna is designed to operate around 430 MHz with a tuning step size of approximately 1.5 MHz. The eight tuning tabs allow the antenna to be tuned from a center frequency of 427.2 MHz when all eight tuning tabs are connected to the cooper radiating or antenna element of the antenna incrementally to a center frequency of 439.3768 MHz when the eight tuning tabs are disconnected from the cooper antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Marvin L. Ryken, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20050187461
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses a computerized method of facilitating cardiac intervention, comprising inputting patient data, creating a computerized interactive model of a heart based on the patient data, wherein the model comprises features, simulating at least one proposed cardiac intervention treatment by adding or deleting features to the model, and determining the effects of the proposed cardiac simulation upon the entire model. Simulations may be repeated to allow the user to determine an optimal cardiac intervention. Additionally, a template may be created from the model to use as a guide during the cardiac intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Murphy, Mitta Suresh, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20050168209
    Abstract: A near field probe for testing installed components of an electromagnetic radiating system on a missile. The probe design comprises a diode antenna with a balun. The probe utilizes a dual diode arrangement which provides approximately twice the output voltage as the previous probe. The probe may then be placed further away from the radiating system under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Marvin Ryken, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20050156784
    Abstract: A TM microstrip antenna which having a pair of mode suppression slots for transmitting telemetry data to an external source, which is adapted for use in a small area on a weapons system such as a missile. The mode suppression slots reduce noise from the TM microstrip antenna at the GPS L-1 band providing increased isolation between the TM microstrip antenna and a GPS receiving antenna mounted in proximity to the TM microstrip antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Marvin Ryken, Albert Davis
  • Publication number: 20050156785
    Abstract: A reduced size GPS microstrip antenna which has an annular slot, receives GPS data from an external source and which is adapted for use in a small area on a weapons system such as a missile. The microstrip antenna is square shaped with angled notches at opposite corners of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Marvin Ryken, Albert Davis