Patents by Inventor Colin Dykstra

Colin Dykstra 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: 11554066
    Abstract: A patient slider device configured to move a patient from a first bed surface to a second bed surface positioned adjacent thereto. The patient slider device includes a frame, a bed engagement assembly and a patient pulling assembly. The bed engagement assembly includes a bumper with the bumper being adjustable relative to the frame. The patient pulling assembly includes a winch assembly, preferably positioned proximate a lower end of the frame, and a sheet engaging clamp assembly. The sheet engaging clamp assembly includes a base member and a locking member structurally configured to clamp a sheet therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC, Grand Valley State University
    Inventors: Andrew Heuerman, Eric VanMiddendorp, Michael Czechowskyj, Jason Barr, Mark C Celmer, Vaughn Gerber, Dylan DiGiovanni, Michael Matusiak, Taylor Rieckhoff, Dan Scheske, Justin Dykstra, Ashley Meitz, Garrett Goodwin, Colin Jack, Taylor Sims, Benjamin Vander Wal, John Farris, Chris Pung, Dan Switzer
  • Publication number: 20080259321
    Abstract: An analyte reading system which includes a reader unit for rapidly detecting and evaluating the outcome of an assay to measure the presence of analytes in a sample. Quantitative and qualitative measurements of analyte concentration in a sample may be rapidly obtained using the reader device with algorithms which ascertain the nature of the assay and perform a comparison against a calibration sample. The reader device scans preset areas of an assay device in order to provide focal points for the reader device and evaluate the volume of the test sample in the assay device. The reading portion of the assay slide has at least one test dot for detecting the presence of the analyte and the signal intensity of the labelled analyte, and processes the detected signal using an algorithm which provides an accurate output measurement indicating the quantity of the analyte in the test sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Umedik Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lea, Nicole Szabados Haynes, Colin Dykstra, Shi-Fa Ding, Uwe D. Schaible, Norman H. Von Styp-Rekowski