Patents by Inventor Brian Connell

Brian Connell 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: 11419776
    Abstract: A patient support includes a height adjustable patient support deck, at least one guard structure mounted relative to the patient support deck along a side of the patient support, with the guard structure movable both vertically and laterally along the side of the patient support, and the guard structure positionable beneath at least the patient support deck. The patient support further includes a control system configured to determine whether the guard structure is located beneath the patient support deck and to enable or disable a function of the patient support and/or to adjust a parameter of the patient support when the guard structure is located beneath the patient support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Publication number: 20220249124
    Abstract: A trocar for peritoneal dialysis is disclosed herein. An example trocar includes a conduit having two or more parallel lumens and a head connected to a first end of the conduit. The head includes two (or more) parallel lumens that are aligned respectively with the parallel conduit lumens and includes at least one of a gasket or a seal for each lumen. The trocar also includes a coupler connected to the head. The coupler includes two (or more) parallel lumens that are aligned respectively with the parallel lumens of the head. The coupler includes a coupling mechanism for each lumen for securing surgical tools in place after insertion into a patient. The trocar may also include an obturator having a shaft that is removably inserted through the coupler, head, and conduit to protrude from a second end of the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shawn Collin Oppegard, Unberto Garcia, Carlos Corrales, Jorge Del Castillo, Jeshrene Enerio, Brian Connell, Steven Bowers, Ivan E. Porter, II, Charles Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20220218543
    Abstract: A patient support may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be usable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Patent number: 9867925
    Abstract: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. In one embodiment, the assurance device includes a clamshell having two halves that open rotatably about at least one hinge. The assurance device includes a male luer portion that pressure seals to the male luer portion of the bloodline connector. The bloodline male luer portion of the device extends to a female luer portion, which is lined with a compressible material that conforms around any industrial catheter/fistula needle connector when the assurance device is closed about the mated connectors. Once the assurance device is closed, this prevents axial movement of the bloodline connector relative to the assurance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lyons, Shincy J. Maliekkal, William Patrick Burns, Justin Belanger Rohde, Serhan Acikgoz, Roshni S. Barot, Yuanpang S. Ding, Brian Connell, William R. Griswold
  • Patent number: 9637346
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a single-piece flange adapted to be a part of a reel or spool, wherein the flange includes: (a) a hub portion defining one or more apertures, wherein the hub portion comprises an outer face and a wire face; (b) an outer rim; (c) a side wall disposed between the hub portion and the outer rim, wherein the side wall comprises an outer face and a wire face, and a plurality of crack propagation inhibitors extending through a thickness of at least the sidewall; and (d) a plurality of ribs connected to the side wall, and extending toward the hub portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Carris Reels, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Connell
  • Publication number: 20150329311
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a single-piece flange adapted to be a part of a reel or spool, wherein the flange includes: (a) a hub portion defining one or more apertures, wherein the hub portion comprises an outer face and a wire face; (b) an outer rim; (c) a side wall disposed between the hub portion and the outer rim, wherein the side wall comprises an outer face and a wire face, and a plurality of crack propagation inhibitors extending through a thickness of at least the sidewall; and (d) a plurality of ribs connected to the side wall, and extending toward the hub portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Connell
  • Patent number: 8882700
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: a dialysis fluid container associated with an identifier; a reader for reading the identifier; a signal transmitter for communicating data based on the identifier; and a patient transfer set for semi-permanent connection to a patient, the patient transfer set including: (i) a signal receiver for receiving the data sent by the signal transmitter, (ii) an output device for communicating with the patient, and (iii) electronics configured to receive the data and command the output device to communicate with the patient accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Paul Chapman, Brian Connell, Ying-Cheng Lo
  • Publication number: 20140100547
    Abstract: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. In one embodiment, the assurance device includes a clamshell having two halves that open rotatably about at least one hinge. The assurance device includes a male luer portion that pressure seals to the male luer portion of the bloodline connector. The bloodline male luer portion of the device extends to a female luer portion, which is lined with a compressible material that conforms around any industrial catheter/fistula needle connector when the assurance device is closed about the mated connectors. Once the assurance device is closed, this prevents axial movement of the bloodline connector relative to the assurance device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lyons, Shincy J. Maliekkal, William Patrick Burns, Justin Belanger Rohde, Serhan Acikgoz, Roshni S. Barot, Yuanpang S. Ding, Brian Connell, William R. Griswold
  • Publication number: 20140100548
    Abstract: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. A first embodiment of the assurance device is configured for use with a bloodline connector having locking clips which are biased slightly outwardly from the bloodline connector. The first embodiment of the assurance device includes clamshell halves that open rotatably about at least one hinge. The first embodiment of the assurance device includes an upper, threaded portion and a lower housing portion. The interior wall of the upper portion defines a plurality of barbs configured to engage with distal or moveable ends of the locking clips. Each locking clip is biased slightly outwardly to enable the distal or moveable end of the locking clip to fit between two respective barbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lyons, Shincy J. Maliekkal, William Patrick Burns, Justin Belanger Rohde, Serhan Acikgoz, Roshni S. Barot, Yuanpang S. Ding, Brian Connell, William R. Griswold
  • Publication number: 20140094775
    Abstract: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. One embodiment includes internal and external clamshells. Internal clamshell halves pressure seal to the bloodline connector, and form outwardly extending barbs. The external clamshell opens rotatably about at least one hinge and includes inwardly facing threads that catch the outer barbs of the internal clamshell. After a user connects the catheter or fistula needle to the bloodline, the user closes the internal clamshell about the bloodline connector. Then, the user closes the external clamshell about the internal clamshell, causing the inwardly facing barbs of the external clamshell to engage the outwardly facing barbs of the internal clamshell. Such engagement prevents axial movement of the bloodline connector relative to the external clamshell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicants: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lyons, Shincy J. Maliekkal, William Patrick Burns, Justin Belanger Rohde, Serhan Acikgoz, Roshni S. Barot, Yuanpang S. Ding, Brian Connell, William R. Griswold
  • Patent number: 8603022
    Abstract: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline are provided. A first embodiment of the assurance device is configured to be compatible with any industrial catheter/fistula needle female luer connector and is specifically configured for use with a bloodline connector having locking clips which are biased slightly outwardly from the bloodline connector. The first embodiment of the assurance device is cylindrical and includes clamshell halves that open rotatably about at least one hinge. The first embodiment of the assurance device includes an upper, threaded portion and a lower housing portion. The interior wall of the upper portion defines a plurality of barbs configured to engage with distal or moveable ends of the locking clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lyons, Shincy J. Maliekkal, William P. Burns, Justin B. Rohde, Serhan Acikgoz, Roshni S. Barot, Yuanpang S. Ding, Brian Connell, William R. Griswold
  • Patent number: 8019807
    Abstract: A system for brokering business service requests in a computer network is disclosed. The system is operative to receive a request for information from a requester, transmit the request to a provider, and return a response to the requester. The broker typically comprises the following components. A requester-side processing stage operative to communicate with the requester; a provider-side processing stage operative to communicate with the provider; and a broking stage operative to exchange data between the requester-side processing stage and the provider-side processing stage. In operation of the business service broker, upon receipt of a request for a requester, the broking stage obtains data required to respond to the request by communicating with a provider through the provider-side processing stage. The brokering stage formulates a response and returns it to the requester through the requester-side processing stage. The mechanism by which the response is obtained is abstracted from the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Wireless Enterprise Solutions Technology Limited
    Inventors: Brian Connell, Paul Acton
  • Publication number: 20100210990
    Abstract: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline are provided. A first embodiment of the assurance device is configured to be compatible with any industrial catheter/fistula needle female luer connector and is specifically configured for use with a bloodline connector having locking clips which are biased slightly outwardly from the bloodline connector. The first embodiment of the assurance device is cylindrical and includes clamshell halves that open rotatably about at least one hinge. The first embodiment of the assurance device includes an upper, threaded portion and a lower housing portion. The interior wall of the upper portion defines a plurality of barbs configured to engage with distal or moveable ends of the locking clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicants: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lyons, Shincy J. Maliekkal, William P. Burns, Justin B. Rohde, Serhan Acikgoz, Roshni S. Barot, Yuanpang S. Ding, Brian Connell, William R. Griswold
  • Patent number: 7708714
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing audio, visual and/or tactile feedback during assembly of two mating medical fluid connectors and a retention force are provided. The invention includes a first connector defining a first lumen and a second connector defining a second lumen. The first and second connectors are threaded together to enable the first lumen to initially communicate fluidly with the second lumen after the first and second connectors are engaged. The first connector defines a first engaging member and the second connector defines a second engaging member, the engaging members mating to provide (i) feedback indicating that a mating of the first and second connectors is at least substantially complete and (ii) a retention force tending to hold the first and second connectors together. An improved apparatus for releasing a sealed disinfectant is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Connell, Rafael A. Castellanos, Bill Griswold, Daniel Marcquenski, Scott Ruddell, Timothy Seese
  • Publication number: 20090275883
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: a dialysis fluid container associated with an identifier; a reader for reading the identifier; a signal transmitter for communicating data based on the identifier; and a patient transfer set for semi-permanent connection to a patient, the patient transfer set including: (i) a signal receiver for receiving the data sent by the signal transmitter, (ii) an output device for communicating with the patient, and (iii) electronics configured to received the data and command the output device to communicate with the patient accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicants: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Chapman, Brian Connell, Ying-Cheng Lo
  • Publication number: 20070106205
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing sterile connection during, for example, dialysis therapy. The present invention provides a connector and a cap therefore that easily and readily attaches to a dialysate container and a catheter inserted into a patient's peritoneal cavity. The connector and the cap enable the dialysate to readily transport between the container and the peritoneal cavity while minimizing the potential of contamination therein due to, for example, handling during use. The connector includes a shell that encloses a cap. The cap houses a slit septum and also includes a sealed disinfectant within an interior receptacle. When the catheter or catheter set attaches to the cap, the seal breaks and the disinfectant spreads over the threads between the catheter set and the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Connell, Bill Griswold, Raf Castellanos, Tom Johnson
  • Patent number: 7198611
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing sterile connection during, for example, dialysis therapy. The present invention provides a connector and a cap therefore that easily and readily attaches to a dialysate container and a catheter inserted into a patient's peritoneal cavity. The connector and the cap enable the dialysate to readily transport between the container and the peritoneal cavity while minimizing the potential of contamination therein due to, for example, handling during use. The connector includes a shell that encloses a cap. The cap houses a slit septum and also includes a sealed disinfectant within an interior receptacle. When the catheter or catheter set attaches to the cap, the seal breaks and the disinfectant spreads over the threads between the catheter set and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Connell, Bill Griswold, Raf Castellanos, Tom Johnson
  • Publication number: 20060051722
    Abstract: A dental matrix cover for protecting a healthy tooth, while a dental procedure is being performed on an adjacent diseased tooth. The flexible deformable cover body is sized and configured to be placed over the healthy tooth and cover at least the top and a proximal side of the healthy tooth. A flexible band is secured along and near the lower edge of the cover; the band is longer than the length of the lower edge, allowing free ends of the band to extend outside of the cover body and be manually handled for tightly encasing the tooth with the cover. The exterior surface of the cover has a non-stick coating to prevent filling material from the adjacent work site from adhering to a healthy tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventor: Brian Connell
  • Patent number: 6966080
    Abstract: A bedding assembly is provided having an integrated storage area. The assembly has one or more platforms having a recessed storage area and a deck pivotably mounted to the platform. The deck may be pivoted over the platform between a horizontal position where a use can lie upon the deck, such as for sleeping, and a non-horizontal position to allow access to the storage area of the platform. The platforms may be coupled together at a distance from one another by a pair of end frames. Optionally, garment hooks may be rotatably mounted onto the bed assembly and rotatable between a use position, for hanging items thereon, and a stowage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventors: Michelle D. Connell, Brian A. Connell, Fred M. Meyer, Douglas S. Meyer, Frank L. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20050229152
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system and method includes modeling in a common representation network element commands, events and data from a plurality of sources. The method also includes translating data represented in a first modeling language to data represented in a second modeling language for storing the data in the second modeling language in a global data model repository and automatically generating code to support external management interface based on the stored data in the global repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Connell, Greg Wilbur, John Afaganis, Ian MacFarlane, Lori-Ann McGrath