Patents by Inventor Brian R. Reynolds

Brian R. Reynolds 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: 11890923
    Abstract: Embodiments of an upper body heat exchanger for a vehicle. In one embodiment, an upper body heat exchanger includes a first portion having a plurality of fins disposed on a first surface. The upper body heat exchanger also includes a second portion having a plurality of heat transfer fluid passages disposed on a second surface of the upper body heat exchanger. The second portion is beneath the first portion. The upper body heat exchanger is mounted on the vehicle such that the first surface of the first portion of the upper body heat exchanger is exposed. The plurality of heat transfer fluid passages are configured to transfer heat from heated fluid flowing through the plurality of heat transfer fluid passages to airflows interacting with the plurality of fins as the vehicle is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pirooz Moradnia, Daniel A. Favela Tentori, David W. Halt, Matthew L. Metka, Pratap Thamanna Rao, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20230322193
    Abstract: A motor vehicle having a front end, a pair of opposing front wheel wells rearward of the front end, and an air guide duct having at least one air inlet disposed forward of the front wheel wells and facing the front end of the motor vehicle. The air guide duct also has at least one air outlet opening into at least one of the front wheel wells such that incoming air from the front end of the motor vehicle is guided into at least one of the front wheel wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Pirooz MORADNIA, Benjamin BOWLBY, Brian R. REYNOLDS, David Wayne HALT, Jason WIDMER, Matthew L. METKA, Pratap Thamanna RAO, Pubudu C. ABEYSINGHE
  • Publication number: 20230310829
    Abstract: A percutaneous circulatory support device includes a housing comprising an inlet and an outlet, an impeller disposed within the housing and being rotatable relative to the housing to cause blood to flow into the inlet, through the housing, and out of the outlet, a cannula coupled to the housing, the cannula extending between a proximal section and a distal section opposite the proximal section, and an expandable element configured for inflation and deflation, the expandable element having a length that is approximately equal to a length of a body of the cannula. The expandable element is configured for providing an increased stiffness to the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Cole Thomas Theobald, Brice Lee Shireman, Brian R. Reynolds, Beth Camilleri
  • Publication number: 20230306100
    Abstract: A system and method for securing a device of an industrial process control and automation system comprises setting a lock code in a device index of the device and executing a monitoring software program that reads the lock code and sets the device in a locked state. An enforcement software program prevents changes to the configuration and firmware of the device when the device is in the locked state. The device is further arranged to be released from the lock state by setting an unlock code in the device index and executing the monitoring software program to read the unlock code and set the device in an unlocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20230248960
    Abstract: A method of delivering a medical device includes surrounding a deployment portion of the medical device with a sleeve that includes a sleeve wall and a securement portion positioned thereat and that is actuatable between secured and unsecured states, the sleeve configured to overlay the deployment portion to be delivered together with the deployment portion and to facilitate movement thereof through a delivery lumen during delivery of the medical device and configured to radially move between expanded and constrained configurations via actuation of the securement portion such that the sleeve is in the constrained configuration and the expanded configuration when the securement portion is in the secured and unsecured states respectively; inserting the deployment portion and sleeve together into a body lumen with the sleeve in the secured state; causing the sleeve to transition from the secured state to the unsecured state; and withdrawing the sleeve from the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Qian Liu, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20230149696
    Abstract: A percutaneous circulatory support system includes a percutaneous circulatory support device including an impeller disposed within an impeller housing, the impeller being rotatable relative to the impeller housing to cause blood flow through the impeller housing. The system further includes a cannula coupled to the impeller housing, a cannula delivery tool configured for receiving and radially compressing the cannula, the cannula delivery tool having a proximal portion positioned adjacent a tapered portion, and a distal portion positioned adjacent the tapered portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Brady Scott Logan, Thomas P. Jancaric, Qian Liu, Joel N. Groff, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20230149690
    Abstract: An introducer sheath for use in delivering devices includes a proximal portion opposite a distal portion and a body portion extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion, the body portion defining a lumen of the introducer sheath configured for receiving at least one device, at least one bypass opening positioned in the proximal portion of the introducer sheath such that the bypass opening extends from an exterior of the introducer sheath to the lumen of the introducer sheath, and at least one plug configured to positioned within the lumen of the introducer sheath and to inhibit the flow of blood into the lumen proximal of the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Qian Liu, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20230149701
    Abstract: An introducer sheath for using in delivering a device includes a proximal end opposite a distal end and a body portion, the body portion defining a lumen of the introducer sheath configured for receiving the device, a first portion of the introducer sheath having a compressed configuration defined by a compressed diameter and an expanded configuration defined by an expanded diameter, and at least one actuator configured for transitioning the first portion from the compressed diameter to the expanded diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Qian Liu, Brian R. Reynolds, Timothy Lawrence Rubesch
  • Patent number: 11642933
    Abstract: A vehicle heat transfer system includes a flow through heat exchanger, a surface heat exchanger, at least a first vehicle component, and a controller that is operable to selectively transfer heat to or from the first vehicle component with either or both of the flow through heat exchanger and the surface heat exchanger based on one or more operating conditions. In a further aspect, a vehicle heat transfer system includes, a vehicle component positioned on a vehicle that is heated or cooled by a fluid, and a surface heat exchanger positioned on the vehicle, the surface heat exchanger having an inlet that receives the fluid used to heat or cool the vehicle component, an outlet that returns the fluid to heat or cool the vehicle component, and a closed fluid path extending between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pirooz Moradnia, Daniel A. Favela Tentori, David Wayne Halt, Matthew L. Metka, Pratap Thamanna Rao, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20220297530
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surface heat exchanger for a vehicle are described. In one embodiment, a surface heat exchanger includes a plurality of fins on a first outer surface The surface heat exchanger is mounted within an interior of a duct of a vehicle. An inlet of the duct is located on a side of the vehicle forward of a rear axle of the vehicle and an outlet of the duct is located rearward of the inlet. The plurality of fins of the surface heat exchanger are exposed to the interior of the duct. The plurality of fins are configured to transfer heat to airflows interacting with the plurality of fins as the airflows pass through the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Pirooz MORADNIA, Matthew L. METKA, Pratap Thamanna RAO, Daniel A. FAVELA TENTORI, Brian R. REYNOLDS, David W. HALT
  • Publication number: 20220193392
    Abstract: A delivery device for percutaneous medical device is disclosed herein. The delivery device includes an enveloper member that includes an enveloper wall, an enveloper aperture that is formed at the enveloper wall such that the enveloper member is configured to receive a deployment portion of the percutaneous medical device through the enveloper aperture, and a tether assembly extending from the enveloper wall; the enveloper member configured to removably cover the deployment portion with the enveloper wall; and the tether assembly configured to facilitate removal of the enveloper member from covering the deployment portion and to facilitate withdrawal of the enveloper member from a delivery lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Qian Liu, Brian R. Reynolds, Timothy Rubesch
  • Publication number: 20210402870
    Abstract: Embodiments of an upper body heat exchanger for a vehicle are described. In one embodiment, an upper body heat exchanger includes a first portion comprising a plurality of fins disposed on a first surface. The upper body heat exchanger also includes a second portion comprising a plurality of heat transfer fluid passages disposed on a second surface of the upper body heat exchanger. The second portion is disposed beneath the first portion. The upper body heat exchanger is mounted on the vehicle such that the first surface of the first portion of the upper body heat exchanger is exposed. The plurality of heat transfer fluid passages are configured to transfer heat from heated fluid flowing through the plurality of heat transfer fluid passages to airflows interacting with the plurality of fins as the vehicle is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Pirooz MORADNIA, Daniel A. FAVELA TENTORI, David W. HALT, Matthew L. METKA, Pratap Thamanna RAO, Brian R. REYNOLDS
  • Publication number: 20210402843
    Abstract: A vehicle heat transfer system includes a flow through heat exchanger, a surface heat exchanger, at least a first vehicle component, and a controller that is operable to selectively transfer heat to or from the first vehicle component with either or both of the flow through heat exchanger and the surface heat exchanger based on one or more operating conditions. In a further aspect, a vehicle heat transfer system includes, a vehicle component positioned on a vehicle that is heated or cooled by a fluid, and a surface heat exchanger positioned on the vehicle, the surface heat exchanger having an inlet that receives the fluid used to heat or cool the vehicle component, an outlet that returns the fluid to heat or cool the vehicle component, and a closed fluid path extending between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Pirooz MORADNIA, Daniel A. FAVELA TENTORI, David Wayne HALT, Matthew L. METKA, Pratap Thamanna RAO, Brian R. REYNOLDS
  • Patent number: 11076884
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Patent number: 10751178
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20190184143
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using a medical device are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guidewire for accessing and treating a region of the neural vasculature. The guidewire may include an elongate shaft having a distal end region. The elongate shaft may include an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member. The inner tubular member may have a plurality of openings formed therein. The outer tubular member may have a plurality of slots formed therein. An occlusive balloon may be coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft and disposed about at least some of the plurality of openings. The inner tubular member may define a lumen in fluid communication with the occlusive balloon through the plurality of openings. The tip member may be coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID JOHN ONUSHKO, JOEL MUNSINGER, BRIAN R. REYNOLDS, JOSE A. MEREGOTTE
  • Publication number: 20190083083
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. The example introducer includes a sheath having an inner surface and a wall having a thickness, a liner disposed along the inner surface of the sheath, the liner including at least one folded portion and a first lumen positioned in the thickness of the wall, wherein the first lumen is positioned adjacent to the at least one folded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Michael Richmon Thoreson, Scott Solberg, Austin Farrell Ost, Peter John Hoffman, David Raab, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190083082
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. The example introducer includes a sheath having an inner surface and a wall having a thickness, a liner disposed along the inner surface of the sheath, the liner including at least one folded portion and a first lumen positioned in the thickness of the wall, wherein the first lumen is positioned adjacent to the at least one folded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Michael Richmon Thoreson, Scott Solberg, Austin Farrell Ost, Peter John Hoffman, David Raab, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20180221149
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20180199960
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu