Patents by Inventor Dale Nelson

Dale Nelson 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: 8226075
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes removable faces for jaws in machine vise which are able to grip a work-piece with great stability, accuracy, and reproducibility. Embodiments include multiple gripping features so the gripping surface easily can be renewed by demounting and reversing a worn face to a new face. Embodiments include the ability to of the claw jaws to be mounted on any fixed or movable vise station to use the entire clamping range of the machine vise. Embodiments are disclosed which are used with round or curved as well as flat work-pieces. Embodiments also include flat surfaced claw jaws which may be used to grip a work-piece for secondary machining to remove indentations from the work-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20120116360
    Abstract: This invention provides treatment compositions as well as systems and methods of determining and administering an effective amount of treatment for a neurological disorder. The treatment composition can contain a labeled interfering RNA (iRNA) agent capable of decreasing expression of a target RNA associated with the neurological disorder. The methods of the invention include determining an effective amount of a therapeutic composition by introducing a solution containing a tracer into the brain of a mammal. The tracing solution is monitored until a target volume of distribution at steady state distribution is substantially achieved, and the rate of delivery of the therapeutic composition is determined. The therapeutic composition can then be administered at the rate determined by use of the tracing solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicants: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinah W. Y. Sah, Andrei P. Guzaev, Matthew H. Adams, Pei Ge, Muthiah Manoharan, Douglas Ulen Gwost, Gregory Robert Stewart, David Kent Stiles, Brian Dale Nelson, William Frederick Kaemmerer, Don Marshall Gash
  • Publication number: 20120071916
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel O. Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Patent number: 8138130
    Abstract: A multifunctional product is prepared by the reaction of an alkyl or alkenyl succinic acid derivative with a Fused-Ring Aromatic diamine, with a charge mole ratio of the diamine moiety in stoichiometric excess, under reactive conditions to thereby yield a multifunctional lubricant additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Nelson, Edward A. Chiverton
  • Patent number: 8112674
    Abstract: A diagnostic control methodology provides reduced disruption of device operation when performing diagnostics on devices within a computer system. A diagnostic application notifies a device driver that controls a particular device that diagnostics should be performed during a period of low activity on the device. In response to receiving the notification, the device driver waits for a time of low activity and either notifies the application to unload the device driver and load a diagnostic device driver, or enters a diagnostic mode directly if such operation is supported by the functional device driver. A timeout duration can be specified, and may be set by the notification, so that the diagnostics will be performed within the timeout period even if a time of low activity has not occurred by the expiration of the timeout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Graniello Cabezas, Brandon Dale Nelson, Daniel Patrick Thomas
  • Patent number: 8083762
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel O. Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Publication number: 20110104347
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method for creating a formulation using a solid chemical agent in solution within a reservoir, and treating crops within a storage facility with an aerosol of the solution substantially at the time of use. The method includes having a premixing section for formulating the solution and mixing solid with a solvent in a premixing section. Further the solution may be heated by circulating it through a substantially instantaneous heater then channeling the solution into a commercial fogger, generating an aerosol of the CIPC solution, and providing said storage facility with said aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 7873748
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for displaying information within a browser. Server browser information is stored on a web server. The server browser information includes a set of first category categories and a set of second category categories. An indication of whether a user is on a public system or a private system is received by the web server. Responsive to receiving the indication that the user is on a public system, only the set of public categories of the browser information is displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Graniello Cabezas, Brandon Dale Nelson, Elizabeth Silvia
  • Publication number: 20100257405
    Abstract: A diagnostic control methodology provides reduced disruption of device operation when performing diagnostics on devices within a computer system. A diagnostic application notifies a device driver that controls a particular device that diagnostics should be performed during a period of low activity on the device. In response to receiving the notification, the device driver waits for a time of low activity and either notifies the application to unload the device driver and load a diagnostic device driver, or enters a diagnostic mode directly if such operation is supported by the functional device driver. A timeout duration can be specified, and may be set by the notification, so that the diagnostics will be performed within the timeout period even if a time of low activity has not occurred by the expiration of the timeout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rafael Graniello Cabezas, Brandon Dale Nelson, Daniel Patrick Thomas
  • Publication number: 20100230884
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes removable faces for jaws in machine vise which are able to grip a work-piece with great stability, accuracy, and reproducibility. Embodiments include multiple gripping features so the gripping surface easily can be renewed by demounting and reversing a worn face to a new face. Embodiments include the ability to of the claw jaws to be mounted on any fixed or movable vise station to use the entire clamping range of the machine vise. Embodiments are disclosed which are used with round or curved as well as flat work-pieces. Embodiments also include flat surfaced claw jaws which may be used to grip a work-piece for secondary machining to remove indentations from the work-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 7547296
    Abstract: A catheter securement device which automatically deploys one or more sutures to secure a catheter without requiring the practitioner to manually suture the catheter to the self-suturing anchor device. A ratchet mechanism having one or more rotatable ratchet members, which pivot, and a ratchet member engagement spring, which maintains contact between the teeth of the rotatable ratchet member and the teeth of the ratchet ring. A suture retention assembly is provided to maintain the position of the sutures to minimize disruption of the sutures before deployment of the sutures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Arlin Dale Nelson, Brian Stevens, Greg McArthur, William Padilla
  • Publication number: 20090144451
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for displaying information within a browser. Server browser information is stored on a web server. The server browser information includes a set of first category categories and a set of second category categories. An indication of whether a user is on a public system or a private system is received by the web server. Responsive to receiving the indication that the user is on a public system, only the set of public categories of the browser information is displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Rafael Graniello Cabezas, Brandon Dale Nelson, Elizabeth Silvia
  • Patent number: 7520869
    Abstract: A self-suturing anchor device includes a base having a securement mechanism. The securement mechanism includes one or more resilient pockets in which are placed a plurality of looped sutures. The securement mechanism and looped sutures facilitate automatic securement of a catheter relative to the self-suturing anchor device. In at least one embodiment, the looped sutures are also threaded through loops in another corresponding looped suture, such that each looped sutures slidably tighten in concert with one another. When at least a portion of the securement mechanism is moved, at least one of the plurality of looped sutures is tensioned and closes against a securement point on the catheter. A catheter can be secured in a self-suturing anchor device in a quick and efficient manner with minimal effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Arlin Dale Nelson, Darryl Kent Bachman, Gregory R. McArthur, Thomas D. Stout, Brian Stevens
  • Patent number: 7470256
    Abstract: A self-suturing anchor device includes rotatable ring adapted to automatically deploy sutures to secure a catheter. The rotatable ring is utilized in connection with a ratchet mechanism which allows movement of the rotatable ring in a first direction while preventing movement of the rotatable ring in the opposite direction. The rotatable ring is also utilized in connection with a bearing member to facilitate smooth and efficient rotation of the rotatable ring. An extension saddle is utilized to provide a desired amount of displacement between suture securement points to minimize pivotal movement of the catheter. The rotatable ring is wider than its height to minimize kinking of the catheter tube and to relieve pressure when pressed between the patient and a support surface. In another embodiment, a plurality of scallops or other gripping members are utilized to facilitate easy gripping and rotation of the rotatable ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.,
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Arlin Dale Nelson, D. Kent Backman, Gregory R. McArthur, Thomas D. Stout, Brian Stevens
  • Publication number: 20080200947
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: EV3 INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel O. Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Publication number: 20080183163
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical treatment devices. In particular, according to one embodiment, the present invention a medical treatment device that includes, for example, a tube member, a treatment member by way of which energy can be transmitted in connection with performance of a medical procedure, a sleeve, and a hub member. In this example, the treatment member is positioned within the tube member and the tube member thus affords a degree or protection to the treatment member. The combination of the treatment member and the tube member is configured to be partially received within, and secured by, the hub member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Arlin Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 7384424
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: ev3 Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Publication number: 20070265658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing safe and efficient transcatheter correction of the shape of heart chambers, valves, or other body members. The apparatus generally performs this correction by securing a tether to body surfaces. The attachment device includes an anchor comprising a wire braid and at least one clamp affixed to and constraining a portion of the wire braid, the clamp having threading for temporarily coupling the anchor to a delivery member and an internal lumen through which the tether can pass. The device also includes a locking member cooperating with the lumen to lock the tether to the clamp at a preselected position along the length of the tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Dale Nelson, Xiaoping Gu, Kent Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070194815
    Abstract: A buffer circuit includes an input stage including at least one MOS device having a first threshold voltage associated therewith, the input stage being adapted to receive an input signal referenced to a first voltage supply. The buffer circuit further includes an output stage including at least one MOS transistor having the first threshold voltage associated therewith, an input of the output stage being connected to an output of the input stage, the output stage being operative to generate an output signal which is indicative of a logic state of the input signal. The buffer circuit includes a delay control circuit adapted for connection between at least one of the first voltage supply and a voltage return of the buffer circuit, and at least one of the input stage and the output stage. The delay control circuit includes at least one MOS device having a second threshold voltage associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20060284693
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a cell-placeable variable-frequency digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that consumes approximately the same current in a fast process corner as in the case of a slow process corner. By modulating the effective channel length of transistors in inverters, a fast process DCO may be slowed down to a desired frequency at nearly the same current consumption as that of a slow process DCO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Dale Nelson