Patents by Inventor Christopher Linden

Christopher Linden 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).

  • Publication number: 20200004255
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and arrangement (1) for generating validated control commands (2) for an autonomous road vehicle (3). An end-to-end trained neural network system (4) is arranged to receive an input of raw sensor data (5) from on-board sensors (6) of the autonomous road vehicle (3) as well as object-level data (7) and tactical information data (8). The end-to-end trained neural network system (4) is further arranged to map input data (5, 7, 8) to control commands (10) for the autonomous road vehicle (3) over pre-set time horizons. A safety module (9) is arranged to receive the control commands (10) for the autonomous road vehicle (3) over the pre-set time horizons and perform risk assessment of planned trajectories resulting from the control commands (10) for the autonomous road vehicle (3) over the pre-set time horizons. The safety module (9) is further arranged to validate as safe and output validated control commands (2) for the autonomous road vehicle (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: ZENUITY AB
    Inventors: Nasser MOHAMMADIHA, Ghazaleh PANAHANDEH, Christopher INNOCENTI, Henrik LINDÈN
  • Patent number: 10518065
    Abstract: A method for visualization and/or administration of medication of and into the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of a patient is provided. The method includes providing a sphenocath and inserting a guidewire into the nostril of a patient to a target area proximate the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of the patient. The sphenocath is advanced over the guidewire and a catheter hub of the sphenocath is rotated relative to a sheath hub to conform to an anatomy of the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess, such that the distal end of the catheter tube is proximal to the target area. The sphenocath is then advanced relative to a sheath assembly so that the distal end of a sphenocath catheter tube extends from a sphenocath sheath tube distal end and bends along the guidewire. The guidewire is removed and contrast media, fluids, and/or medication is administered to the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine ganglion disposed within the sphenopalatine recess of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JET MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20190374776
    Abstract: A stimulation apparatus for a patient is provided, the apparatus comprising an external system configured to transmit transmission signals and an implantable system configured to receive the transmission signals from the external system. The implantable system comprises at least one implantable lead, a first implantable device for connecting to the implantable lead during a first time period and a second implantable device for subsequently connecting to the implantable lead for a second time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Andre CASTILLO, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher LINDEN, Joseph Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Patent number: 10485964
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Publication number: 20190247640
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum, and a cap, with an interior reservoir. The housing base is provided with X-ray discernable indicia to identify an attribute of the assembly after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. Such indicia can be depicted as cutouts through a disc of radiopaque material where the cutouts are in the form of alphabetical letters such as “CT”, or can be a set of discrete elements of radiopaque material, that are affixed along the bottom surface of the housing base or embedded within the thickness of the bottom housing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Christopher Linden, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20190242048
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and an annular balance rings defining an annular chamber within, coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. The basket can further comprise a pair of walls comprising a perforated inner wrapper and an outer wall defining a space therebetween. The space fluidly couples to the annular chamber, permitting liquid to flow from the treating chamber, into the space and into the annular chamber to provide a restoring force to the system. The annular balance ring can further comprise a plurality of passages, fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the annular chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, AARON A. LINDEN, DALE E. MUELLER, MICHELE A. PAUSTIAN, BRENNER M. SHARP
  • Patent number: 10316451
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and an annular balance rings defining an annular chamber within, coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. The basket can further comprise a pair of walls comprising a perforated inner wrapper and an outer wall defining a space therebetween. The space fluidly couples to the annular chamber, permitting liquid to flow from the treating chamber, into the space and into the annular chamber to provide a restoring force to the system. The annular balance ring can further comprise a plurality of passages, fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the annular chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Christopher A. Jones, Aaron A. Linden, Dale E. Mueller, Michele A. Paustian, Brenner M. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10309027
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a solution of nanosheets, comprising the step of contacting an intercalated layered material with a polar aprotic solvent to produce a solution of nanosheets, wherein the intercalated layered material is prepared from a layered material selected from the group consisting of a transition metal dichalcogenide, a transition metal monochalcogenide, a transition metal trichalcogenide, a transition metal oxide, a metal halide, an oxychalcogenide, an oxypnictide, an oxyhalide of a transition metal, a trioxide, a perovskite, a niobate, a ruthenate, a layered III-VI semiconductor, black phosphorous and a V-VI layered compound. The invention also provides a solution of nanosheets and a plated material formed from nanosheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: UCL Business PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Linden Cullen, Neal Skipper, David Buckley, Christopher Howard
  • Publication number: 20190151659
    Abstract: A stimulation system comprising: an implantable lead having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one electrode along its distal end; an implantable neuromodulation stimulator disposed along the proximal end of the implantable lead; and an external device comprising a battery, a transmitter, and an antenna. The implantable lead is integral to the implantable neuromodulation stimulator. Methods of providing stimulation are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Lee Fason HARTLEY, James C. MAKOUS, Andre CASTILLO, Christopher LINDEN
  • Publication number: 20190009097
    Abstract: A stimulation system for a patient is provided. The system comprises: at least one implantable device comprising at least one implantable antenna; and an external device comprising at least one external antenna, wherein the at least one external antenna transfers power to the at least one implantable antenna. The at least one implantable device delivers therapy to the patient. A patient attachment device or body covering positions the at least one external antenna relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher LINDEN, Daniel M. PIVONKA, Ji-Jon SIT, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Logan PALMER, Brett Daniel SCHLEICHER, Mark David LONDBORG, James GOODMAN, James C. MAKOUS, Andre CASTILLO
  • Publication number: 20180368875
    Abstract: A tunneling tool for forming a tissue channel and/or pocket beneath a portion of skin along a body comprises a distal end having a tunneling member and a guide. The tunneling member is configured for forming the tissue channel and/or pocket beneath the portion of skin while the guide remains above the skin and indicates the location of at least a portion of the tunneling member. An anchor for securing an elongate device to body tissue comprises an anchor body configured to receive the elongate device; a mechanism configured to removably attach the anchor body to the elongate device so as to resist movement of the elongate device in relation to the anchor body; and at least one tissue engagement element configured to assist in attaching the anchor body to the body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Andre CASTILLO, Christopher LINDEN, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, James C. MAKOUS
  • Publication number: 20180256849
    Abstract: A sphenocath including a sheath assembly including a sheath hub with a sheath tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the sheath hub to a distal end of the sheath tube; a catheter assembly including a catheter hub with a catheter tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the catheter hub to a distal end of the catheter tube; wherein the catheter assembly passes through the sheath assembly with a portion of the catheter hub engaging a portion of the sheath hub to limit relative rotation between the hubs while permitting relative axial movement such that in an initial non-extended position the distal end of the catheter tube is proximate to the distal end of the sheath tube. A system further including a guidewire is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20180250497
    Abstract: A method for visualization and/or administration of medication of and into the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of a patient is provided. The method includes providing a sphenocath and inserting a guidewire into the nostril of a patient to a target area proximate the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of the patient. The sphenocath is advanced over the guidewire and a catheter hub of the sphenocath is rotated relative to a sheath hub to conform to an anatomy of the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess, such that the distal end of the catheter tube is proximal to the target area. The sphenocath is then advanced relative to a sheath assembly so that the distal end of a sphenocath catheter tube extends from a sphenocath sheath tube distal end and bends along the guidewire. The guidewire is removed and contrast media, fluids, and/or medication is administered to the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine ganglion disposed within the sphenopalatine recess of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 9999747
    Abstract: A sphenocath including a sheath assembly including a sheath hub with a sheath tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the sheath hub to a distal end of the sheath tube; a catheter assembly including a catheter hub with a catheter tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the catheter hub to a distal end of the catheter tube; wherein the catheter assembly passes through the sheath assembly with a portion of the catheter hub engaging a portion of the sheath hub to limit relative rotation between the hubs while permitting relative axial movement such that in an initial non-extended position the distal end of the catheter tube is proximate to the distal end of the sheath tube. A system further including a guidewire is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: JET MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 9993612
    Abstract: A method for visualization and/or administration of medication of and into the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of a patient is provided. The method includes providing a sphenocath and inserting a guidewire into the nostril of a patient to a target area proximate the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of the patient. The sphenocath is advanced over the guidewire and a catheter hub of the sphenocath is rotated relative to a sheath hub to conform to an anatomy of the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess, such that the distal end of the catheter tube is proximal to the target area. The sphenocath is then advanced relative to a sheath assembly so that the distal end of a sphenocath catheter tube extends from a sphenocath sheath tube distal end and bends along the guidewire. The guidewire is removed and contrast media, fluids, and/or medication is administered to the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine ganglion disposed within the sphenopalatine recess of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: JET MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20180064905
    Abstract: A sphenocath including a sheath assembly including a sheath hub with a sheath tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the sheath hub to a distal end of the sheath tube; a catheter assembly including a catheter hub with a catheter tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the catheter hub to a distal end of the catheter tube; wherein the catheter assembly passes through the sheath assembly with a portion of the catheter hub engaging a portion of the sheath hub to limit relative rotation between the hubs while permitting relative axial movement such that in an initial non-extended position the distal end of the catheter tube is proximate to the distal end of the sheath tube. A system further including a guidewire is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20180056035
    Abstract: A method for visualization and/or administration of medication of and into the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of a patient is provided. The method includes providing a sphenocath and inserting a guidewire into the nostril of a patient to a target area proximate the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of the patient. The sphenocath is advanced over the guidewire and a catheter hub of the sphenocath is rotated relative to a sheath hub to conform to an anatomy of the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess, such that the distal end of the catheter tube is proximal to the target area. The sphenocath is then advanced relative to a sheath assembly so that the distal end of a sphenocath catheter tube extends from a sphenocath sheath tube distal end and bends along the guidewire. The guidewire is removed and contrast media, fluids, and/or medication is administered to the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine ganglion disposed within the sphenopalatine recess of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 9849265
    Abstract: A method for visualization and/or administration of medication of and into the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of a patient is provided. The method includes providing a sphenocath and inserting a guidewire into the nostril of a patient to a target area proximate the sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess of the patient. The sphenocath is advanced over the guidewire and a catheter hub of the sphenocath is rotated relative to a sheath hub to conform to an anatomy of the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess, such that the distal end of the catheter tube is proximal to the target area. The sphenocath is then advanced relative to a sheath assembly so that the distal end of a sphenocath catheter tube extends from a sphenocath sheath tube distal end and bends along the guidewire. The guidewire is removed and contrast media, fluids, and/or medication is administered to the patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine ganglion disposed within the sphenopalatine recess of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: JET MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 9839770
    Abstract: A sphenocath including a sheath assembly including a sheath hub with a sheath tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the sheath hub to a distal end of the sheath tube; a catheter assembly including a catheter hub with a catheter tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the catheter hub to a distal end of the catheter tube; wherein the catheter assembly passes through the sheath assembly with a portion of the catheter hub engaging a portion of the sheath hub to limit relative rotation between the hubs while permitting relative axial movement such that in an initial non-extended position the distal end of the catheter tube is proximate to the distal end of the sheath tube. A system further including a guidewire is also provided. A method of inserting the catheter tube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: JET MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Frank Debartola, Donald Geer, Kevin E. Sanford, Daryl J. Clark, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 9731104
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu