Patents by Inventor Craig R. Morgan

Craig R. Morgan 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: 20220240923
    Abstract: Surgical access devices having wound closure features incorporated as part of the device are provided. The devices allow suture to be inserted directly into the device and operated to close an opening through which the device is disposed as or shortly after the device is removed from the surgical site. Further, the wound closure features allow for various orientations of wound closure to be achieved by adjusting an angle at which the suture enters tissue surrounding the opening to be closed. Some of the wound closure features provided for include openings formed in both the housing and cannula of the surgical access device, multiple openings formed in one or both the housing and cannula, locations of the openings being adjustable or otherwise movable, and various flexible seals. Other features, as well as methods of closing an opening through which the surgical access device was disposed, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hess, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Ryan A. Bledsoe, Douglas E. Withers, Craig T. Gates
  • Patent number: 5821940
    Abstract: The performance of a computer system displaying polygonal forms is improved by method and apparatus including a cache storage device and related control hardware operating in conjunction with a pipeline graphics display system to reduce or eliminate the redundant matrix transformation of shared vertex data, thereby reducing the processing time required to generate the graphics images displayed for out-the-window simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: Craig R. Morgan, Steven Scott Reed
  • Patent number: 5418953
    Abstract: A method is employed for pre-assignment and pre-scheduling of tasks that enables allocation across multiple physical processors arranged in a variety of architectures. The method comprises the steps of: constructing a DFG of tasks to be performed to provide a solution for a problem; determining cost values for each task and the overall problem, such cost values taking into account a target multiprocessor architecture and factors such as elapsed task execution times. The method pre-assigns the tasks to logical processors and assures that inter-dependent tasks are executable by logical processors that are within required communications delay criteria of each other. The assigning action attempts to arrive at a minimal cost value for all tasks comprising the problem. The pre-assigned tasks are then pre-scheduled based upon a performance criteria and are converted to machine code. The machine code is then deployed to physical processors in the target multi-processor architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Loral/Rohm Mil-Spec Corp.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Jon K. Elliott, Richard J. Tobias, Alan J. Herring, Craig R. Morgan, John A. Hiller
  • Patent number: 4488433
    Abstract: A crash test dummy lower leg structure having a lower leg unit consisting of a tibia member provided with upper and lower tibia sensors. An ankle-foot assembly connected to the lower tibia sensor has a ball and socket connection between the ankle shell and foot member. Means are provided to restrict movement of the ball, to which the foot member is connected, to rotation about three mutually perpendicular axes which intersect at the center of the ball. A knee clevis sensor is connected to the upper tibia sensor and has a pair of spaced parallel members designed to sense and measure force along a line between the knee pivot and the ankle pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Assignee: Robert A. Denton, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Denton, Craig R. Morgan