Patents by Inventor Brian J. Cole

Brian J. Cole 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: 11058414
    Abstract: Methods for tissue repairs with direct pass cinch are disclosed. A direct pass cinch is created with a suturing construct using only one portal and without shuttling steps. The suturing construct may be a loop terminating in a single tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Cole, Peter J. Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10729549
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Publication number: 20190117403
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Publication number: 20160316048
    Abstract: A telephone headset is provided which includes a presence status indicator thereon for signaling to other persons the user's availability and/or willingness to communicate face-to-face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Philip John Pane, Thomas F. Terrien, JR., David Alden Jaques, William J. Blank, JR., Brian J. Cole
  • Publication number: 20160314722
    Abstract: A marker adapted to be wrapped around a pipe, the marker comprising a sheet, the sheet having a plurality of spaced apart dimples therein. The dimples are in rows, and each dimple is shaped like a part of a sphere and is staggered midway relative to the preceding row. The sheet is flexible and curved, and the sheet bears indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Brian J. Cole
  • Patent number: 9413790
    Abstract: A telephone headset is provided which includes a presence status indicator thereon for signaling to other persons the user's availability and/or willingness to communicate face-to-face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: VXi Corporation
    Inventors: Philip John Pane, Thomas F. Terrien, Jr., David Alden Jaques, William J. Blank, Jr., Brian J. Cole
  • Publication number: 20140153405
    Abstract: A telephone headset is provided which includes a presence status indicator thereon for signaling to other persons the user's availability and/or willingness to communicate face-to-face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: VXI Corporation
    Inventors: Philip John Pane, Thomas F. Terrien, JR., David Alden Jaques, William J. Blank, JR., Brian J. Cole
  • Publication number: 20130338792
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, G. Joshua Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Patent number: 8488635
    Abstract: An actively Q-switched laser based on UV illumination mitigates pyroelectric effects in lithium niobate. An exemplary embodiment comprises a pump source; a dichroic mirror having one end optically facing said pump source; a gain medium optically facing another end of said dichroic mirror; a polarizer having one end optically facing another end of said gain medium; a quarter wave plate having one end optically facing another end of said polarizer; and a electro-optic crystal having one end optically facing said quarter wave plate, at least one side of said electro-optic crystal being electrically connected to Q-switch driver to have the crystal function as a Q-switch. A UV illumination source illuminates a side surface of said electrical-optic crystal with UV light. An output mirror receives an output from said Q-switch and produces a laser emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Lew Goldberg, Brian J. Cole
  • Patent number: 8446925
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing the timing jitter in a passive Q-switched Nd:YAG solid state laser by spatially selective bleaching a thin sheet of a saturable absorber of Cr+4:YAG from a direction orthogonal to the direction of laser emission where the Cr+4:YAG transmission increases 18% when the bleaching probe beam is a single laser diode bar. For steady state operation of a passive Q-switched laser, the pulse-to-pulse timing jitter showed a ?12× reduction in standard deviation from 241 nsec for free running operation to 20 nsec with optical triggering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Lew Goldberg, Brian J Cole, John E Nettleton, Dallas N Barr
  • Publication number: 20120044960
    Abstract: An actively Q-switched laser based on UV illumination mitigates pyroelectric effects in lithium niobate. An exemplary embodiment comprises a pump source; a dichroic mirror having one end optically facing said pump source; a gain medium optically facing another end of said dichroic mirror; a polarizer having one end optically facing another end of said gain medium; a quarter wave plate having one end optically facing another end of said polarizer; and a electro-optic crystal having one end optically facing said quarter wave plate, at least one side of said electro-optic crystal being electrically connected to Q-switch driver to have the crystal function as a Q-switch. A UV illumination source illuminates a side surface of said electrical-optic crystal with UV light. An output mirror receives an output from said Q-switch and produces a laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Lew Goldberg, Brian J. Cole
  • Publication number: 20110188522
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing the timing jitter in a passive Q-switched Nd:YAG solid state laser by spatially selective bleaching a thin sheet of a saturable absorber of Cr+4:YAG from a direction orthogonal to the direction of laser emission where the Cr+4:YAG transmission increases 18% when the bleaching probe beam is a single laser diode bar. For steady state operation of a passive Q-switched laser, the pulse-to-pulse timing jitter showed a ?12× reduction in standard deviation from 241 nsec for free running operation to 20 nsec with optical triggering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF ARMY
    Inventors: Lew Goldberg, Brian J. Cole, John E. Nettleton, Dallas N. Barr
  • Publication number: 20080177297
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward a surgical forceps comprising a pair of scissor arms connected together by a pivot where the proximal ends forms a hand grasping surface and the distal ends are provided with jaw members. Each jaw member has a curved inner surface with a plurality of teeth and measurement markings at spaced intervals along an end surface of the first and second jaws. Each jaw member is semi-circular in shape and extends outward from each respective arm at an angle of about 110° so that when said scissor arms are closed together the jaw ends move toward each other. A rachet assembly is mounted on one scissor arm to engage a pawl mounted on the other arm to lock the jaw members in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Anton J. Steiner, Brian J. Cole
  • Patent number: 6667257
    Abstract: A modified silica glass composition for providing a reduction in the multiphonon quenching for a rare-earth dopant comprising: SiO2 in a host material; a rare-earth dopant; a first SiO2 modifier; and a second SiO2 modifier; such that said first modifier and said second modifier reduce multiphonon quenching of the rare-earth dopant contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brian J. Cole, Michael L. Dennis
  • Patent number: 6623385
    Abstract: An arrow that is easily assembled and exhibits improved concentricity between the arrowhead and the arrow shaft includes a hollow arrow shaft, an arrowhead having a tip and a cylindrical shank, and a bushing having a cylindrical section and a tapered section, wherein the cylindrical section of the bushing is received in an end of the hollow arrow shaft and secured to the hollow arrow shaft with an adhesive. The tapered section has a bore in which the shank portion of the arrowhead is received, and the shank portion of the arrowhead is secured within the bore using an adhesive. In accordance with an aspect of the invention, the cylindrical shank portion of the arrowhead has smooth surfaces that engage smooth surfaces of the bore extending through the tapered section of the bushing, whereby the absence of threads and other irregularities on the engaging surfaces between the arrowhead and the bushing improve concentricity among the arrowhead, bushing and arrow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignees: Easy Eye Archery Products, Inc., Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing
    Inventors: Brian J. Cole, Ronald W. Bryie
  • Publication number: 20020064366
    Abstract: A modified silica glass composition for providing a reduction in the multiphonon quenching for a rare-earth dopant comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Brian J. Cole, Michael L. Dennis