Patents by Inventor Bruce R. Jones

Bruce R. Jones 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: 11412727
    Abstract: Problems associated with the use of fluorescent tubes in insect traps are resolved by providing a replacement lamp array employing multiple sets of light emitting diodes that each emit light at different specific wavelengths and are positioned within a one or more translucent sleeves having a surface coated with an environmentally safe light diffusion material creating a pattern comprising areas of more intense light dominated by the light cast by a single LED separated by areas of less intense light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Gardner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Studer, Timothy M. Jones
  • Patent number: 8494632
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald L. Hopper
  • Patent number: 8462774
    Abstract: Aggregation Switches connected via a virtual fabric link (VFL) are each active and each coupled to a multi-chassis link aggregate group (MC-LAG), which is assigned to a multi-chassis link aggregate group virtual local area network (MC-LAG VLAN). A virtual Internet Protocol (IP) interface is allocated to the MC-LAG VLAN and configured on both Aggregation Switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Gregory G. Page, Sahil P. Dighe, Roberto H. Jacob Da Silva, Bruce R. Jones, Srinivas V. Tyamagondlu
  • Patent number: 8409124
    Abstract: User interfaces for medical perfusion systems that provide oxygenation, filtering, and recirculation of blood in connection with various medical procedures are provided. In particular, user interfaces for use with blood pumps that assist in managing alarms commonly encountered during cardiopulmonary bypass surgeries are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Medronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Steffens, Mark Salzwedel, Mark G. Bearss, Bruce R. Jones, Beth C. Bullemer, William K. Wenger
  • Publication number: 20120033672
    Abstract: Aggregation Switches connected via a virtual fabric link (VFL) are each active and each coupled to a multi-chassis link aggregate group (MC-LAG), which is assigned to a multi-chassis link aggregate group virtual local area network (MC-LAG VLAN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Gregory G. Page, Sahil P. Dighe, Roberto H. Jacob Da Silva, Bruce R. Jones, Srinivas V. Tyamagondlu
  • Publication number: 20120004696
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald Hopper
  • Patent number: 8019418
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald L. Hopper
  • Patent number: 7682563
    Abstract: A disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit employed during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery performs gas exchange, heat transfer, and microemboli filtering functions in a way as to conserve volume, to reduce setup and change out times, to eliminate a venous blood reservoir, and to substantially reduce blood-air interface. Blood from the patient or prime solution is routed through an air removal device that is equipped with air sensors for detection of air. An active air removal controller removes detected air from blood in the air removal device. A disposable circuit support module is used to mount the components of the disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit in close proximity and in a desirable spatial relationship to optimize priming and use of the disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit. A reusable circuit holder supports the disposable circuit support module in relation to a prime solution source, the active air removal controller and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter L. Carpenter, Robert W. Olsen, Frederick A. Shorey, Jr., Mark G. Bearss, Bruce R. Jones, Laura A. Yonce
  • Publication number: 20090287270
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald L. Hopper
  • Patent number: 7567839
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald Hopper
  • Patent number: 7493163
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker in which maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored in order to compute or update a maximum exercise capacity. The slope of the rate-response curve is then adjusted to map an exertion level corresponding to the updated maximum exercise capacity to a maximum allowable pacing rate. In accordance with the invention, a maximum exercise capacity is determined by cross-checking periodic maximum exertion level sensor values with a motion-level sensor value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang
  • Publication number: 20080221495
    Abstract: User interfaces for medical perfusion systems that provide oxygenation, filtering, and recirculation of blood in connection with various medical procedures are provided. In particular, user interfaces for use with blood pumps that assist in managing alarms commonly encountered during cardiopulmonary bypass surgeries are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Brian J. Steffens, Mark Salzwedel, Mark G. Bearss, Bruce R. Jones, Beth C. Bullemer, William K. Wenger
  • Patent number: 7189352
    Abstract: A disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit employed during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery performs gas exchange, heat transfer, and microemboli filtering functions in a way as to conserve volume, to reduce setup and change out times, to eliminate a venous blood reservoir, and to substantially reduce blood-air interface. Blood from the patient or prime solution is routed through an air removal device that is equipped with air sensors for detection of air. An active air removal controller removes detected air from blood in the air removal device. A disposable circuit support module is used to mount the components of the disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit in close proximity and in a desirable spatial relationship to optimize priming and use of the disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit. A reusable circuit holder supports the disposable circuit support module in relation to a prime solution source, the active air removal controller and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter L. Carpenter, Robert W. Olsen, Frederick A. Shorey, Jr., Mark G. Bearss, Bruce R. Jones, Laura A. Yonce
  • Patent number: 7092758
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker in which maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored in order to compute or update a maximum exercise capacity. The slope of the rate-response curve is then adjusted to map an exertion level corresponding to the updated maximum exercise capacity to a maximum allowable pacing rate. In accordance with the invention, a maximum exercise capacity is determined by cross-checking periodic maximum exertion level sensor values with a motion-level sensor value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang
  • Patent number: 7079897
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald Hopper
  • Patent number: 6998093
    Abstract: A fluid oxygenating apparatus is provided which includes a housing defining a chamber, a core positioned within the chamber including a fluid channel formed therein, and a bubble release port communicating with the outlet end of the channel. Fluid is flowed through an inlet of the channel and bubbles are released through the bubble release port. A method and system for debubbling a fluid in such an apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin D. McIntosh, Bruce R. Jones
  • Patent number: 6839593
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker in which maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. In accordance with the invention, the rate response curve is defined such that an exertion level corresponding to the patient's maximum exercise capacity would be mapped to a physiologically favorable maximum rate that is independent from a specified maximum sensor indicated rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald Hopper
  • Patent number: 6823214
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald Hopper
  • Publication number: 20040230240
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exertion level, and the slope of the rate-response curve is adjusted to map the updated long-term maximal exertion level to a maximum allowable pacing rate. The stored maximum exertion levels may also be used to update a sensor target rate which is used to adjust the slope of the rate response curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Sun, Bruce R. Jones, Douglas J. Lang, Donald Hopper
  • Publication number: 20040195178
    Abstract: A disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit employed during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery performs gas exchange, heat transfer, and microemboli filtering functions in a way as to conserve volume, to reduce setup and change out times, to eliminate a venous blood reservoir, and to substantially reduce blood-air interface. Blood from the patient or prime solution is routed through an air removal device that is equipped with air sensors for detection of air. An active air removal controller removes detected air from blood in the air removal device. A disposable circuit support module is used to mount the components of the disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit in close proximity and in a desirable spatial relationship to optimize priming and use of the disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit. A reusable circuit holder supports the disposable circuit support module in relation to a prime solution source, the active air removal controller and other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Walter L. Carpenter, Robert W. Olsen, Frederick A. Shorey, Mark G. Bearss, Bruce R. Jones, Laura A. Yonce