Patents by Inventor Daniel G. Brown

Daniel G. Brown 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: 20200269032
    Abstract: A system including a plurality of indicator tags, each of which includes a body having a first end, a second end, a first surface extending from the first end to the second end, a second surface extending from the first end to the second end, and an aperture sized and shaped to receive a corresponding intravenous tube extending from the first end to the second end intermediate the first surface and the second surface, at least one of the first and second surfaces including a haptic signature, wherein the plurality of indicator tags includes at least one tag of a first type and at least one tag of a second type, wherein the haptic signature of the at least one tag of the first type corresponds to a first medication, wherein the haptic signature of the at least one tag of the second type corresponds to a second medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Star Luminal LLC
    Inventors: David J. Friedman, Elizabeth S. Friedman, Daniel O. Hogenauer, Eric A. Haddad, Bryce G. Rutter, Max W. Ryan, Tucker P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200268465
    Abstract: A drape includes a first drape portion configured to receive a manipulator arm of a surgical system and a pocket coupled to a distal portion of the first drape portion. The pocket is configured to receive a manipulator of the surgical system. The pocket includes a flexible membrane positionable between an output of the manipulator and an input of a surgical instrument mountable to the manipulator. In some embodiments, the flexible membrane is located at a distal end of the pocket. In some embodiments, the flexible membrane is configured to allow an actuating force to be transmitted from the output of the manipulator to the input of the surgical instrument. In some embodiments, the pocket provides a sterile barrier between the manipulator and the surgical instrument. In some embodiments, the drape further includes a rotatable seal configured to couple a proximal opening of the pocket to the first drape portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGROGAN, Jeffrey D. BROWN, Thomas G. COOPER, Eugene F. DUVAL, Daniel H. GOMEZ, Robert E. HOLOP, Craig R. RAMSTAD
  • Publication number: 20200246096
    Abstract: An instrument manipulator may comprise a frame comprising an outer shell and an inner frame, the inner frame being movably coupled to the outer shell. The instrument manipulator may also include a plurality of actuator outputs protruding in a distal direction from the frame and an instrument support feature coupled to the outer shell. The instrument manipulator may further comprise a latching mechanism, the latching mechanism being configured to move the inner frame, the outer shell, or both relative to one another, so as to operably engage the plurality of actuator outputs with a plurality of actuator inputs of an instrument supported by the instrument support feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel H. GOMEZ, Jeffrey D. BROWN, Thomas G. COOPER, Eugene F. DUVAL, Robert E. HOLOP, Anthony K. McGROGAN, Craig R. RAMSTAD, Theodore W. ROGERS, Todd R. SOLOMON
  • Publication number: 20200173591
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting includes a body member adapted to receive a conduit end, a conduit comprising a first end that can be axially inserted into the body member and a conduit gripping device attached to an exterior surface of the conduit, and a retainer that retains the conduit in place when said conduit is fully inserted into the body member. Additional embodiments include providing a seal with the fitting that seals the exterior surface of the conduit, an optional load retaining sleeve for the conduit gripping device, and an optional gimbal. The push to connect aspect may be realized in the form of a single action unthreaded mechanical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Daniel G. Trivett, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald Hamilton, Douglas J. McClure, William J. Knaggs, Justin Hamilton, Benjamin Chan, Gregory S. Kalata
  • Patent number: 10624672
    Abstract: Robotic surgical systems and methods of coupling a surgical instrument to a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a base; a setup link operably coupled to the base, the setup link locating a remote center of motion for the robotic surgical system; a proximal link operably coupled to the setup link; and a distal link operably coupled to the proximal link. A plurality of instrument manipulators are rotatably coupled to a distal end of the distal link, each of the instrument manipulators including a plurality of actuator outputs distally protruding from a distal end of a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel H. Gomez, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad, Theodore W. Rogers, Todd R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20200106937
    Abstract: An entry guide tube and cannula assembly, a surgical system including the assembly, and a method of surgical instrument insertion are provided. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a cannula having a proximal portion that operably couples to an accessory clamp of a manipulator arm, and a distal tubular member coupled to the proximal portion, the tubular member having an opening for passage of at least one instrument shaft. The assembly also includes an entry guide tube rotatably coupled to the proximal portion of the cannula, the entry guide tube including a plurality of channels for passage of a plurality of instrument shafts, wherein the entry guide tube is rotatably driven relative to the proximal portion of the cannula by rotation of at least one instrument shaft about a longitudinal axis of the entry guide tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Jeffrey D. Brown, Nicola Diolaiti, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Paul E. Lilagan, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 10584820
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting includes a body member adapted to receive a conduit end, a conduit comprising a first end that can be axially inserted into the body member and a conduit gripping device attached to an exterior surface of the conduit, and a retainer that retains the conduit in place when said conduit is fully inserted into the body member. Additional embodiments include providing a seal with the fitting that seals the exterior surface of the conduit, an optional load retaining sleeve for the conduit gripping device, and an optional gimbal. The push to connect aspect may be realized in the form of a single action unthreaded mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Daniel G. Trivett, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald Hamilton, Douglas J. McClure, William J. Knaggs, Justin Hamilton, Benjamin Chan, Gregory S. Kalata
  • Publication number: 20200069866
    Abstract: An indicator includes a body having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, each of which extends from the first end to the second end, and an aperture extending from the first end to the second end, the aperture being sized and shaped to receive a tube, and at least one of the first and second surfaces including a haptic signature formed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Star Luminal LLC
    Inventors: David J. Friedman, Elizabeth S. Friedman, Daniel O. Hogenauer, Eric A. Haddad, Bryce G. Rutter, Max W. Ryan, Tucker P. Brown
  • Patent number: 10574539
    Abstract: A data store may contain data describing systems associated with an enterprise. The data store may contain electronic records, each containing a record identifier and a set of record characteristic values, including a service tier goal. A compliance score may be automatically calculated based on an assessment of record characteristic values, the service tier goal, and at least a system availability value, an incident response time value, and an incident restoration time value. A remediation recommendation may be generated, including steps that, when performed, will result in the selected system meeting the service tier goal. An indication representing the remediation recommendation may then be transmitted in connection with an interactive user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Patrick D. Brown, John G. Buccetti, Daniel R. Console, Lisa J. Kissane, Robert M. Nichols, Hugh J. Quinn, Irma Rivera, Kenneth A. Saucier, Angela L Secondino, Susan R. Vecchio, Donna M. Warnock
  • Patent number: 10537358
    Abstract: A sterile drape, a surgical system with the drape, and a draping method are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes a plurality of drape pockets, each of the drape pockets including an exterior surface to be adjacent a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure and an interior surface to be adjacent a non-sterile instrument manipulator coupled to a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system. The drape further includes a plurality of flexible membranes at a distal face of each of the drape pockets for interfacing between outputs of an instrument manipulator and inputs of a respective surgical instrument, and a rotatable seal adapted to couple a proximal opening of each of the drape pockets to a rotatable element at a distal end of the manipulator arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGrogan, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Publication number: 20200003345
    Abstract: A subassembly for a conduit fitting includes a first ferrule and a second ferrule alignable relative to an axis. The first ferrule includes a camming surface at a back portion thereof, and the second ferrule includes a surface that contacts the camming surface when the first ferrule and the second ferrule are axially moved together along the axis. A retaining structure retains the first ferrule and the second ferrule together as a subassembly, and includes a flange extending radially outward and axially rearward from the back portion of the first ferrule to define an outer diameter recess. The flange includes an end portion that extends radially inward to define an inner diameter recess retaining a forward portion of the second ferrule. The outer diameter recess and the inner diameter recess together define a hinge portion of the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel G. Trivett, Peter C. Williams, Cal R. Brown, Ronald P. Campbell, William J. Knaggs, Douglas J. McClure, Douglas S. Welch, Stephen J. Zaborszki, James E. Gotch, Connor M. Dorony, Matthew K. Messer
  • Publication number: 20200000490
    Abstract: A drape includes a first drape portion configured to receive a manipulator arm of a surgical system and a pocket coupled to a distal portion of the first drape portion. The pocket is configured to receive a manipulator of the surgical system. The pocket includes a flexible membrane positionable between an output of the manipulator and an input of a surgical instrument mountable to the manipulator. In some embodiments, the flexible membrane is located at a distal end of the pocket. In some embodiments, the flexible membrane is configured to allow an actuating force to be transmitted from the output of the manipulator to the input of the surgical instrument. In some embodiments, the pocket provides a sterile barrier between the manipulator and the surgical instrument. In some embodiments, the drape further includes a rotatable seal configured to couple a proximal opening of the pocket to the first drape portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGrogan, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 10466183
    Abstract: A system for characterizing the material of an object scanned via a dual-energy computed tomography scanner is provided. The system generates photoelectric and Compton sinograms based on a photoelectric-Compton decomposition of low-energy and high-energy sinograms generated from the scan and based on a scanner spectral response model. The system generates a Compton volume with Compton attenuation coefficients from the Compton sinogram and a photoelectric volume with photoelectric attenuation coefficients from the photoelectric sinogram. The system generates an estimated effective atomic number for a voxel and an estimated electron density for the voxel from the Compton attenuation coefficient and photoelectric coefficient for the voxel and scanner-specific parameters. The system then characterizes the material within the voxel based on the estimated effective atomic number and estimated electron density for the voxel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Seetho, Maurice B. Aufderheide, Stephen G. Azevedo, William D. Brown, Kyle Champley, Daniel Schneberk, G. Patrick Roberson, Jeffrey S. Kallman, Harry E. Martz, Jr., Jerel A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10456166
    Abstract: An entry guide tube and cannula assembly, a surgical system including the assembly, and a method of surgical instrument insertion are provided. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a cannula having a proximal portion that operably couples to an accessory clamp of a manipulator arm, and a distal tubular member coupled to the proximal portion, the tubular member having an opening for passage of at least one instrument shaft. The assembly also includes an entry guide tube rotatably coupled to the proximal portion of the cannula, the entry guide tube including a plurality of channels for passage of a plurality of instrument shafts, wherein the entry guide tube is rotatably driven relative to the proximal portion of the cannula by rotation of at least one instrument shaft about a longitudinal axis of the entry guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Jeffrey D. Brown, Nicola Diolaiti, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Paul E. Lilagan, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 9560873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of using an antimicrobial composition on a food product where the antimicrobial composition is applied to a food product, the food product is packaged and sealed, and then activation energy is applied to the sealed food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Burnett, Jocelyn H. Chopskie, Joy G. Herdt, Teresa C. Podtburg, Timothy A. Gutzmann, Daniel G. Brown, Richard J. Christianson, Harriet L. E. Ulland
  • Publication number: 20160256666
    Abstract: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted along the length of the wire. The twisted, flat ribbon wire creates a tip coil that has a roughened, undulating surface at the outer circumference that, whether coated or bare, is perceptible to the physician or cardiologist when pushing or torquing the guidewire in an interventional procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9352131
    Abstract: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted along the length of the wire. The twisted, flat ribbon wire creates a tip coil that has a roughened, undulating surface at the outer circumference that, whether coated or bare, is perceptible to the physician or cardiologist when pushing or torquing the guidewire in an interventional procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brown
  • Publication number: 20150151091
    Abstract: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted along the length of the wire. The twisted, flat ribbon wire creates a tip coil that has a roughened, undulating surface at the outer circumference that, whether coated or bare, is perceptible to the physician or cardiologist when pushing or torquing the guidewire in an interventional procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brown
  • Patent number: 8960240
    Abstract: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted along the length of the wire. The twisted, flat ribbon wire creates a tip coil that has a roughened, undulating surface at the outer circumference that, whether coated or bare, is perceptible to the physician or cardiologist when pushing or torquing the guidewire in an interventional procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brown
  • Publication number: 20150000100
    Abstract: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted along the length of the wire. The twisted, flat ribbon wire creates a tip coil that has a roughened, undulating surface at the outer circumference that, whether coated or bare, is perceptible to the physician or cardiologist when pushing or torquing the guidewire in an interventional procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brown