Patents by Inventor Brian Packard

Brian Packard 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: 10577827
    Abstract: A modular barrier system enables demountable outdoor rinks—typically for ice hockey, or ice skating, or street hockey. A rink includes multiple panels, each having a factory-attached link. These panels are linearly disposed, adjacent to one another, to form a piecewise continuous boundary wall enclosing a desired area. Attaching one link to the next, typically via insertion of a thumbscrew, connects the panels into a robust assembly. Both straight and curved panels are provided, thereby enabling a rink with round corners. Each panel includes a shell molded from plastic resin, and has a hollow interior which can be filled with water (or other ballast).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lane Research
    Inventors: Stephen Kurtin, Scott Winslow, Brian Packard
  • Publication number: 20190301197
    Abstract: A high performance, yet low cost, modular barrier system enables demountable outdoor rinks—typically for ice hockey, or ice skating, or street hockey—that are robust and convenient to install. A rink includes multiple panels, each having a factory-attached link. These panels are linearly disposed, adjacent to one another, to form a piecewise continuous boundary wall enclosing a desired area. Attaching one link to the next, typically via insertion of a thumbscrew, connects the panels into a robust assembly. Both straight and curved panels are provided, thereby enabling a rink with round corners. Each panel includes a shell molded from plastic resin, and has a hollow interior which can be filled with water (or other ballast).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Lane Research
    Inventors: Stephen KURTIN, Scott WINSLOW, Brian PACKARD
  • Patent number: 9821216
    Abstract: A portable ice rink includes a wall formed of multiple wall members linearly disposed adjacent to one another to form a piecewise continuous wall that encloses a desired area, and also includes a chain of links disposed on the outside of the wall members for reinforcement. The rink may further include a waterproof tarp extending underneath the wall members and folded upwards along the outer side of the wall, with its edge tied to the change of links. The tarp can contain water which then freezes to form a skating surface. Curved wall members are provided to form a rink with round corners. Each wall member is a discrete unit, made of molded plastic, and having a hollow interior which can be filled with water (or other ballast). Each wall member is designed with stiffening features to maintain the flatness of its inner surface after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LANE RESEARCH
    Inventors: Stephen Kurtin, Scott Winslow, Brian Packard
  • Publication number: 20170209775
    Abstract: A portable ice rink includes a wall formed of multiple wall members linearly disposed adjacent to one another to form a piecewise continuous wall that encloses a desired area, and also includes a chain of links disposed on the outside of the wall members for reinforcement. The rink may further include a waterproof tarp extending underneath the wall members and folded upwards along the outer side of the wall, with its edge tied to the change of links. The tarp can contain water which then freezes to form a skating surface. Curved wall members are provided to form a rink with round corners. Each wall member is a discrete unit, made of molded plastic, and having a hollow interior which can be filled with water (or other ballast). Each wall member is designed with stiffening features to maintain the flatness of its inner surface after filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Lane Research
    Inventors: Stephen KURTIN, Scott WINSLOW, Brian PACKARD
  • Publication number: 20130289606
    Abstract: An embolic protection device for use in medical, veterinary, non-medical or industrial applications where removal of an obstruction from a small diameter vessel or vessel-like structure could produce particles, which, if allowed to remain in the vessel, could cause undesirable complications and results. One embodiment comprises a catheter for insertion into a vessel and a trap operably connected to the catheter and to a rotatable member. Rotating the rotatable member relative to the catheter actuates the trap. One embodiment comprises a rotatable member that actuates a flexible strut between an arcuately expanded position and a helically twisted position, and a membrane operably connected to the flexible strut. One embodiment utilizes a secondary balloon and structure to support administration of a medication to the obstruction site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Harold D. Kletschka, Brian Packard, Daniel P. Dooley
  • Patent number: 7922691
    Abstract: An angioplasty device and particle trap for use in removal of a particle from a small diameter vessel or vessel-like structure is disclosed. One embodiment includes a catheter for insertion into a vessel-like structure, the catheter having a catheter wall and a movable member, a trap operably connected to the catheter wall and to the movable member, wherein relative motion between the catheter wall and the movable member actuates the trap. In one embodiment, the expanded trap is formed from struts in a spiral-shaped configuration. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a waist to creates a pinch-point to trap particles. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a cocoon-like structure to further trap particles. In one embodiment, the angioplasty device includes a handle to actuate the trap from a contracted position to an expanded position and return to a contracted position. The handle provides rotational or longitudinal or both types of movement to actuate the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Kletschka Foundation
    Inventors: Harold D. Kletschka, Brian Packard
  • Publication number: 20080214999
    Abstract: An angioplasty device and particle trap for use in removal of a particle from a small diameter vessel or vessel-like structure is disclosed. One embodiment includes a catheter for insertion into a vessel-like structure, the catheter having a catheter wall and a movable member, a trap operably connected to the catheter wall and to the movable member, wherein relative motion between the catheter wall and the movable member actuates the trap. In one embodiment, the expanded trap is formed from struts in a spiral-shaped configuration. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a waist to creates a pinch-point to trap particles. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a cocoon-like structure to further trap particles. In one embodiment, the angioplasty device includes a handle to actuate the trap from a contracted position to an expanded position and return to a contracted position. The handle provides rotational or longitudinal or both types of movement to actuate the trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Harold D. Kletchka, Brian Packard
  • Patent number: 7322957
    Abstract: An angioplasty device and particle trap for use in removal of a particle from a small diameter vessel or vessel-like structure is disclosed. One embodiment includes a catheter for insertion into a vessel-like structure, the catheter having a catheter wall and a movable member, a trap operably connected to the catheter wall and to the movable member, wherein relative motion between the catheter wall and the movable member actuates the trap. In one embodiment, the expanded trap is formed from struts in a spiral-shaped configuration. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a waist to creates a pinch-point to trap particles. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a cocoon-like structure to further trap particles. In one embodiment, the angioplasty device includes a handle to actuate the trap from a contracted position to an expanded position and return to a contracted position. The handle provides rotational or longitudinal or both types of movement to actuate the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventors: Harold D. Kletschka, Brian Packard
  • Publication number: 20060142807
    Abstract: A method and article for packaging an automatic external defibrillator for use without a prescription are described. The OTC AED is encased in a rigid polymeric disclosure which is a distinctive color or set of colors to enable the OTC AED to be readily distinguished in the home environment. The defibrillator is packaged in a box with multicolored depictions of the defibrillator on multiple sides of the box, which enable the distinctive coloring of the defibrillator to be readily identified by the exterior of the packaging. The packaging may also include indication of use for the OTC AED and considerations useful to a layperson purchaser when deciding whether to acquire an OTC AED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Wendy Katzman, Jesse Warwick, Teresa Skarr, Tamara Yount, Brian Packard, Daniel Powers, David Snyder
  • Publication number: 20050137576
    Abstract: The present invention is a guide catheter and a method of making the guide catheter. The invention includes a catheter having an inner layer, a support element associated with the inner layer, and an outer layer external to the support element. The invention further includes a cutting apparatus used in the method of making the guide catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventor: Brian Packard
  • Patent number: 6889740
    Abstract: A coil of tubing can have either adjacent tubes or tubes with a space therebetween. To hold the tubes in place a material such as an adhesive can be placed across the top of the coil, on the bottom of the coil or both to hold the coil in place. The material can also envelope the coils such that the coils are banded. The coils may have a length of a straight portion of tubing prior to the coil beginning and an angled portion on the inside diameter for inserting or extracting a product in the tubing which may be similarly retained. The tubing may be coiled by insertion between two templates. The templates have injection ports for inserting material to hold or encase the tubing. Thus the tubing may be inserted in the templates, a material to hold the tubing in the coiled position inserted and the coiled tubing removed from the templates ready for use in their coiled position with the material on the tubing holding the tubing in the coiled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Minnesota Medical Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Globensky, Frederick J. Fisher, Michael Afremov, Brian Packard
  • Patent number: 6511573
    Abstract: A coil of tubing can have either adjacent tubes or tubes with a space therebetween. To hold the tubes in place a material such as an adhesive can be placed across the top of the coil, on the bottom of the coil or both to hold the coil in place. The material can also envelope the coils such that the coils are banded. The coils may have a length of a straight portion of tubing prior to the coil beginning and an angled portion on the inside diameter for inserting or extracting a product in the tubing which may be similarly retained. The tubing may be coiled by insertion between two templates. The templates have injection ports for inserting material to hold or encase the tubing. Thus the tubing may be inserted in the templates, a material to hold the tubing in the coiled position inserted and the coiled tubing removed from the templates ready for use in their coiled position with the material on the tubing holding the tubing in the coiled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Minnesota Medical Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Globensky, Frederick J. Fisher, Michael Afremov, Brian Packard
  • Publication number: 20030009190
    Abstract: An angioplasty device and particle trap for use in removal of a particle from a small diameter vessel or vessel-like structure is disclosed. One embodiment includes a catheter for insertion into a vessel-like structure, the catheter having a catheter wall and a movable member, a trap operably connected to the catheter wall and to the movable member, wherein relative motion between the catheter wall and the movable member actuates the trap. In one embodiment, the expanded trap is formed from struts in a spiral-shaped configuration. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a waist to creates a pinch-point to trap particles. In one embodiment, the contracted trap forms a cocoon-like structure to further trap particles. In one embodiment, the angioplasty device includes a handle to actuate the trap from a contracted position to an expanded position and return to a contracted position. The handle provides rotational or longitudinal or both types of movement to actuate the trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Harold D. Kletschka, Brian Packard