Patents by Inventor Benjamin T. Krupp

Benjamin T. Krupp 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: 20200222634
    Abstract: A syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a pressure jacket having a distal end, a proximal end, and a throughbore therebetween. The syringe further includes a rolling diaphragm having a proximal end with an end wall for engaging a plunger, a distal end received within the throughbore of the pressure jacket. The distal end of the rolling diaphragm has a nozzle and a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end of the rolling diaphragm along a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of one of the sidewall and the end wall has non-uniform thickness. At least a portion of the sidewall is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the plunger such that an outer surface of the sidewall at a folding region is folded in a radially inward direction as the plunger is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end of the rolling diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID BERRY, BARRY L. TUCKER, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, GERALD CALLAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, BENJAMIN T. KRUPP, MARTIN J. GIBLER, MICHAEL A. SPOHN
  • Patent number: 10583256
    Abstract: A syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a pressure jacket having a distal end, a proximal end, and a throughbore therebetween. The syringe further includes a rolling diaphragm having a proximal end with an end wall for engaging a plunger, a distal end received within the throughbore of the pressure jacket. A sidewall extends between the proximal end and the distal end of the rolling diaphragm along a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of one of the sidewall and the end wall has non-uniform thickness. At least a portion of the sidewall is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the plunger such that an outer surface of the sidewall at a folding region is folded in a radially inward direction as the plunger is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end of the rolling diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Dave Berry, Barry L. Tucker, Edward J. Rhinehart, Gerald W. Callan, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, Raymond C. Hoffman, Benjamin T. Krupp, Martin J. Gibler, Michael A. Spohn
  • Patent number: 10549078
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 2200, INC
    Inventors: Louis P. Mingione, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Publication number: 20180296860
    Abstract: A personal escape device includes a main housing, a shaft, a magnet housing, and a plurality of magnets. The shaft is rotatably coupled with the main housing and is rotatable about a rotational axis. The magnet housing is positioned in the main housing and is coupled with the shaft such that the magnet housing rotates together with the shaft. The plurality of magnets is coupled with the magnet housing such that the plurality of magnets rotates together with the magnet housing. The stator assembly is coupled with the main housing and surrounds the magnet housing. The stator assembly and the magnet housing are radially spaced from each other to define an air gap therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Krupp, Michael Allen Ragsdale, Patrick Thomas Henke, James R. Hendershot, Troy S. Owens
  • Patent number: 10022570
    Abstract: A personal escape device includes a main housing, a shaft, a magnet housing, and a plurality of magnets. The shaft is rotatably coupled with the main housing and is rotatable about a rotational axis. The magnet housing is positioned in the main housing and is coupled with the shaft such that the magnet housing rotates together with the shaft. The plurality of magnets is coupled with the magnet housing such that the plurality of magnets rotates together with the magnet housing. The stator assembly is coupled with the main housing and surrounds the magnet housing. The stator assembly and the magnet housing are radially spaced from each other to define an air gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Bailout, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Krupp, Michael Allen Ragsdale, Patrick Thomas Henke, James R. Hendershot, Troy S. Owens
  • Publication number: 20180147397
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Louis P. Mingione, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Publication number: 20170333735
    Abstract: A personal escape device includes a main housing, a shaft, a magnet housing, and a plurality of magnets. The shaft is rotatably coupled with the main housing and is rotatable about a rotational axis. The magnet housing is positioned in the main housing and is coupled with the shaft such that the magnet housing rotates together with the shaft. The plurality of magnets is coupled with the magnet housing such that the plurality of magnets rotates together with the magnet housing. The stator assembly is coupled with the main housing and surrounds the magnet housing. The stator assembly and the magnet housing are radially spaced from each other to define an air gap therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Krupp, Michael Allen Ragsdale, Patrick Thomas Henke, James R. Hendershot, Troy S. Owens
  • Patent number: 9757551
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may include a body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an actuator operatively coupled to the body, a container disposed within the body, an application member attached to the distal end portion, and a valve disposed between the container and the application member. Actuation of the actuator opens the valve and places the interior of the container in fluid communication with the application member by way of a compressive force applied to the body. A method of applying a solution to a surface may include actuating the actuator, wherein actuation of the actuator applies a compressive force to the body that opens the valve and places the interior of the container in fluid communication with the application member, and contacting the application member to the surface, thereby applying the solution to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, II, Kenneth Michael Dokken, Aishwarya Vaidyanathan, Angel Magallon, David A. Parrott, Benjamin T. Krupp
  • Publication number: 20170035974
    Abstract: A syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a pressure jacket having a distal end, a proximal end, and a throughbore therebetween. The syringe further includes a rolling diaphragm having a proximal end with an end wall for engaging a plunger, a distal end received within the throughbore of the pressure jacket. A sidewall extends between the proximal end and the distal end of the rolling diaphragm along a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of one of the sidewall and the end wall has non-uniform thickness. At least a portion of the sidewall is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the plunger such that an outer surface of the sidewall at a folding region is folded in a radially inward direction as the plunger is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end of the rolling diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: DAVE BERRY, BARRY L. TUCKER, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, MARK TROCKI, GERALD W. CALLAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, MARTIN J. URAM, DAVE CALLEN, KEVIN P. COWAN, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, BENJAMIN T. KRUPP, MARTIN J. GIBLER, MATTHEW MCGEE, MICHAEL A. SPOHN
  • Publication number: 20160199631
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Louis P. MINGIONE, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Publication number: 20150335467
    Abstract: A connection device for a patient warming system is provided. The device includes a first connector port and a second connector port that each includes a wall that circumferentially defines a longitudinal channel. The first and second connection ports are each configured to receive a tubing that leads to a patient warming device. A self-sealing valve is aligned in each of the longitudinal channels to engage an inlet and outlet port of a control unit of the patient warming system. A planar base member of the connection device joins the second end of the first connector port generally parallel to the second end of second connector port. The connection device also includes a flexure member with a first catch mechanism that releasably secures the connection device to the control unit of the patient warming system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Varga, Jason Anthony Mohr, Benjamin T. Krupp
  • Publication number: 20150098861
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may include a body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an actuator operatively coupled to the body, a container disposed within the body, an application member attached to the distal end portion, and a valve disposed between the container and the application member. Actuation of the actuator opens the valve and places the interior of the container in fluid communication with the application member by way of a compressive force applied to the body. A method of applying a solution to a surface may include actuating the actuator, wherein actuation of the actuator applies a compressive force to the body that opens the valve and places the interior of the container in fluid communication with the application member, and contacting the application member to the surface, thereby applying the solution to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Satish DEGALA, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, II, Kenneth Michael Dokken, Aishwarya Vaidyanathan, Angel Magallon, David A. Parrott, Benjamin T. Krupp
  • Publication number: 20130072948
    Abstract: A suture passer device includes a shaft, a handle, an end effector, and a suture capturing member. The shaft has a shaft proximal end and a shaft distal end. The handle assembly is coupled to the shaft proximal end. The end effector is coupled to the shaft distal end. The suture capturing member is coaxial with and slideably coupled to the end effector, is coupled to the handle assembly, and is configured to capture a suture within the end effector. A suture needle includes a suture needle body and a suture needle tip, the suture needle body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is thicker than the second portion, and the first portion is configured to mate with a needle spacer that enables actuation of a suture needle passer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: COST CONTAINMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert G. STATES, III, Christoph L. GILLUM, David A. PARROTT, Benjamin T. KRUPP, Kenneth E. HOGUE
  • Publication number: 20120109186
    Abstract: An articulating laparoscopic instrument including a handle body, a shaft, an end effector, an operation mechanism, and an articulation mechanism. The end effector is connected to a shaft end. The operation mechanism includes a rod and an actuator. The rod is coupled to the end effector. Movement of the actuator relative to the handle body transfers a force onto the rod in a longitudinal direction to operate the end effector. The articulation mechanism includes a deflection assembly, first and second collar assemblies, first and second cables, a linkage, and an articulation actuator. The first and second collar assemblies are slidably disposed over the rod. The cables extend between the collar assemblies and the deflection assembly. Movement of the articulation actuator drives the first and second collar assemblies in opposite directions to cause a longitudinal deflection in the deflection assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: David A. Parrott, Benjamin T. Krupp, Christoph L. Gillum, Christopher J. Matice, Louis P. Mingione
  • Patent number: 7090200
    Abstract: An actuator and control algorithm which provide an operator with the ability to intuitively and responsively maneuver heavy work-pieces with ease and precision. The structure of the apparatus may provide a hoist with a compliant sensing system to measure the weight of the payload. The compliant sensing system may result in smaller dead-bands than are realizable with traditional force sensing methods. At the command of the user, the control algorithm may switch between two distinct operational modes: float mode and manual mode. In float mode, the hoist actively counterbalances the weight of the load, allowing it to feel substantially weightless in the operator's hands. The operator can apply forces directly to the payload to accelerate it in the desired vertical direction. Because of the small dead-band realized with compliant sensing, the payload may be highly responsive to the operators force inputs. As a result, the payload may be intuitively maneuvered at very high speeds, as well as very low speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventors: Christopher J. Morse, Benjamin T. Krupp, Jerry E. Pratt, Aaron G. Flores
  • Publication number: 20030127635
    Abstract: An actuator and control algorithm which provide an operator with the ability to intuitively and responsively maneuver heavy work-pieces with ease and precision. The structure of the apparatus may provide a hoist with a compliant sensing system to measure the weight of the payload. The compliant sensing system may result in smaller dead-bands than are realizable with traditional force sensing methods. At the command of the user, the control algorithm may switch between two distinct operational modes: float mode and manual mode. In float mode, the hoist actively counterbalances the weight of the load, allowing it to feel substantially weightless in the operator's hands. The operator can apply forces directly to the payload to accelerate it in the desired vertical direction. Because of the small dead-band realized with compliant sensing, the payload may be highly responsive to the operators force inputs. As a result, the payload may be intuitively maneuvered at very high speeds, as well as very low speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Christopher J. Morse, Benjamin T. Krupp, Jerry E. Pratt, Aaron G. Flores