Patents by Inventor Anthony C. Ross

Anthony C. Ross 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: 20190230456
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for converting one type of speech processor unit into another type of speech processor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Patrick Walsh, Carla Woods Mann, Richard c. Ross, Rankiri Tissa Karunasiri, Anthony K. Amold, Lakshmi Narayan Mishra
  • Patent number: 10291993
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for converting one type of speech processor unit into another type of speech processor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Thomas Patrick Walsh, Carla Mann Woods, Richard C. Ross, Rankiri Tissa Karunasiri, Anthony K. Arnold, Lakshmi Narayan Mishra
  • Patent number: 8262424
    Abstract: A system and related methods for manned and/or unmanned marine transportation involving equipping a vessel capable with a linear pump for propelling the vessel through or substantially over a body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Russel Ross
  • Patent number: 7785162
    Abstract: A system and related methods for manned and/or unmanned marine transportation involving equipping a vessel capable with a linear pump for propelling the vessel through or substantially over a body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Russel Ross
  • Patent number: 7579705
    Abstract: A system for converting mechanical wave energy into electrical energy comprising a translating generator apparatus located on a floating dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony C. Ross
  • Patent number: 7547199
    Abstract: A pumping system and related methods involving an outer chamber and an inner chamber extending between two endplates, wherein the circumference of the inner chamber may be adjusted via a plurality of ribs and linear motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Russel Ross
  • Patent number: 7445531
    Abstract: A system and related methods for manned and/or unmanned marine transportation involving equipping a vessel capable with a linear pump for propelling the vessel through or substantially over a body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Russel Ross
  • Patent number: 7404506
    Abstract: A system and related methods for preventing back injury involving backpacks, wherein a weighing feature is provided for weighing the payload of the backpack and determining whether the payload is above a predetermined weight limit, and an alarm (e.g. audio, visual and/or tactile) is provided for alerting a user and/or a guardian that the weight of the payload is too great and must be reduced prior to safely carrying the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony C. Ross
  • Publication number: 20040228898
    Abstract: A thermopolymer composition is disclosed suitable for use in filling voids within a human body, including but not limited to orthopedic joints (i.e. the discs of the spine and joints of the extremities), spaces between bone fractures or separations, and/or voids created within muscle and/or viscera for the purpose of tissue augmentation. The thermopolymer composition of the present invention may be heated and injected into the body in flowable form and thereafter cooled to body temperature to become a flexible, yet relatively solid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter Guagliano
  • Patent number: 6672996
    Abstract: An improved apparatus is disclosed for use in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor musculature disorders. The device includes a head (10) mounted on a shaft (12), with a barrier (14) mounted on the shaft (12) between the handle (18) and head (10). An indicator (16) may be mounted on the shaft (12). The apparatus may provide magnetic resistance to pelvic floor musculature contraction to (1) measure and track the progress of pelvic floor musculature strength, and (2) exercise pelvic floor musculature to improve strength at a private, patient-determined frequency. Alternative embodiments are either spring biasing members or the biasing property of a stretched elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Publication number: 20020169056
    Abstract: An improved apparatus is disclosed for use in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor musculature disorders. The device includes a head (10) mounted on a shaft (12), with a barrier (14) mounted on the shaft (12) between the handle (18) and head (10). An indicator (16) may be mounted on the shaft (12). The apparatus may provide magnetic resistance to pelvic floor musculature contraction to (1) measure and track the progress of pelvic floor musculature strength, and (2) exercise pelvic floor musculature to improve strength at a private, patient-determined frequency. Alternative embodiments are either spring biasing members or the biasing property of a stretched elastomeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Patent number: 6464476
    Abstract: The linear pump (10,110) includes a housing (12, 112) and either two(20, 22) or one (120) flexible bladders each within a pump housing and interconnected to respective end caps (30, 32, 130, 132, 134, 136). Upon movement of a movable end cap relative to a stationary end cap, the volume in each bladder may be variably controlled to pump blood or another selected fluid. Linear movement of the end caps may be controlled by an attractive or repulsive force between end caps. The pump (110) with a permeable bladder (120) may be used to pump wastewater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Patent number: 6436143
    Abstract: The method and apparatus as shown in FIGS. 8-10 in which a fluid expandable member (208) is positioned in concentric relation about a needle (202). The fluid expandable member (208) is expanded into the nucleus pulposus potential space bordered by the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disk. Then, thermoplastic material in a flowing state is injected by a needle (202) within the annulus fibrosus to collapse the fluid expandable member (208) and occupy the space formerly occupied by the fluid expandable member (208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Publication number: 20020081207
    Abstract: The linear pump (10,110) includes a housing (12, 112) and either two (20,22) or one (120) flexible bladders each within a pump housing and interconnected to respective end caps (30, 32, 130, 132, 134, 136). Upon movement of a movable end cap relative to a stationary end cap, the volume in each bladder may be variably controlled to pump blood or another selected fluid. Linear movement of the end caps may be controlled by an attractive or repulsive force between end caps. The pump (110) with a permeable bladder (120) may be used to pump wastewater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Patent number: 6406411
    Abstract: An improved apparatus is disclosed for use in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor musculature disorders. The device includes a handle (18) and head (10) mounted on opposite ends of a shaft (12), with a barrier (14) mounted on the shaft (12) between the handle (18) and head (10), and an indicator (16) mounted on the shaft (12) between the barrier (14) and handle (18). The other apparatus consists of the head (10) which is detachable from the shaft (12) and attached to a pin (20). The apparatus provide magnetic resistance to pelvic floor musculature contraction to (1) measure and track the progress of pelvic floor musculature strength, and (2) exercise pelvic floor musculature to improve strength at a private, patient-determined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventors: Peter A. Guagliano, Anthony C. Ross
  • Patent number: 6352455
    Abstract: The propulsion device (10) includes a housing (12) having an incoming end cap (14) and an outflowing end cap (16). A tubular bladder (20) within the housing is interconnected to each end cap, thereby varying the volume of both a chamber (22) within the bladder and a chamber (24) between the bladder and the housing during attractive or repulsive movement between end caps (14,16). Check valves control the flowthrough the end caps. The propulsion device is highly efficient and is able to move the vessel through water with little or no cavitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventors: Peter A. Guagliano, Anthony C. Ross
  • Patent number: 6264659
    Abstract: A process of injecting a thermoplastic material (20) within an annulus fibrosus of a selected intervertebral disk. The thermoplastic material (20) is heated by an injection device to a predetermined high temperature to provide flow of the thermoplastic material from a needle into the annulus fibrosus of the disk upon injection. After injection, the thermoplastic material is cooled by the body temperature of the patient for setting of the thermoplastic material in a non-flowing state while retaining a suitable resilience to provide desired cushioning. The thermoplastic material (20) may also be injected into an abnormal curvature of the spine to correct the abnormal curvature. The preferred thermoplastic material is gutta percha or a gutta percha compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Patent number: 6206921
    Abstract: A process for repairing the annulus fibrosus, and replacing the nucleus pulposus. Removal of the nucleus pulposus and only as much of the annulus fibrosus and intervertebral disk as necessary is performed. The tissue so removed is replaced by a material which is resilient, but non-dispersing upon setting. After application of the material, and after the material is set, the resiliency of the material permits motion of the vertebrae and performs the cushioning and joint functions of the intervertebral disk. The material is physiologically acceptable to the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventors: Peter A. Guagliano, Anthony C. Ross
  • Patent number: 6183518
    Abstract: A process for repairing the annulus fibrosus, and replacing the nucleus pulposus. Removal of the nucleus pulposus and only as much of the annulus fibrosus and intervertebral disk as is necessary is performed. The tissue so removed is replaced by a material which is resilient, but non-dispersing upon setting. After application of the material, and after the material is set, the resiliency of the material permits motion of the vertebrae and performs the cushioning and joint functions of the intervertebral disk. The material is physiologically acceptable to the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano
  • Patent number: RE43434
    Abstract: The method and apparatus as shown in FIGS. 8-10 in which a fluid expandable member (208) is positioned in concentric relation about a needle (202). The fluid expandable member (208) is expanded into the nucleus pulposus potential space bordered by the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disk. Then, thermoplastic material in a flowing state is injected by a needle (202) within the annulus fibrosus to collapse the fluid expandable member (208) and occupy the space formerly occupied by the fluid expandable member (208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ross, Peter A. Guagliano