Patents by Inventor David Burkett

David Burkett 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: 10932678
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices include at least one mounting structure within a distal portion of the device. In that regard, one or more electronic, optical, and/or electro-optical component is coupled to the mounting structure. In some instances, the mounting structure is formed of a plurality of material layers. In some embodiments, the material layers have substantially constant thicknesses. Methods of making and/or assembling such intravascular devices/systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Burkett
  • Publication number: 20200405238
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire that includes separate sections with engaged core components. For example, a sensing guide wire can include a proximal portion having a proximal core member and at least one proximal electrical conductor and a distal portion coupled to the proximal portion, the distal portion having a distal core member, a sensing element, and at least one distal electrical conductor coupled to the sensing element, wherein engagement structures of the proximal and distal core members are engaged and wherein the at least one distal electrical conductor is coupled to the at least one proximal electrical conductor such that the at least one proximal electrical conductor is in electrical communication with the sensing element. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: David BURKETT, Eric HENDERSON
  • Patent number: 10772564
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire that includes separate sections with engaged core components. For example, a sensing guide wire can include a proximal portion having a proximal core member and at least one proximal electrical conductor and a distal portion coupled to the proximal portion, the distal portion having a distal core member, a sensing element, and at least one distal electrical conductor coupled to the sensing element, wherein engagement structures of the proximal and distal core members are engaged and wherein the at least one distal electrical conductor is coupled to the at least one proximal electrical conductor such that the at least one proximal electrical conductor is in electrical communication with the sensing element. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: David Burkett, Eric Henderson
  • Publication number: 20190250350
    Abstract: A fiber optic terminal includes an enclosure defining an interior space having a plurality module holders and at least one module removably positioned in one of the plurality of module holders. Each removable module may include at least one input adapter and a plurality of output adapters. Each removable module may also include one or more splitters, cable storage components, pass-through components, or parking components. The fiber optic module may also include first and second arms extending from the front side of the body and a handle coupled to the first and second arms. The handle may be rotatable between a closed position and an open position, and may also be removable from the first and second arms when the handle is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Duncan Burkett, Leydys Deniss De Jesus, Joshua David Henley, Joseph Ronald Herridge, Joseph Clinton Jensen, Diana Rodriguez, David Kimondo Waruiru
  • Patent number: 10350389
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire with distal tip element having a radiopaque marker pattern. For example, in some implementations a sensing guide wire includes a flexible elongate member; a sensing element coupled to the flexible elongate member; a flexible tip element coupled to and extending distally from the sensing element, the flexible tip element having a first radiopaque section, a second radiopaque section, and a non-radiopaque section positioned between the first and second radiopaque sections. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VOLCANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Burkett, Ramiro Reyes
  • Publication number: 20190196130
    Abstract: A fiber optic splitter terminal for a fiber optic distribution network includes a terminal enclosure forming an interior compartment. At least one fiber optic adapter panel is disposed in the terminal enclosure, with a first side facing a first sub-compartment and a second side facing a second sub-compartment, to separate the interior compartment into two distinct areas. A first fiber optic adapter is disposed in the fiber optic adapter panel, and a plurality of second fiber optic adapters are also disposed in the fiber optic adapter panel. One or more splitter modules are disposed at least partially in the first sub-compartment, each comprising a splitter enclosure and a splitter disposed in the splitter enclosure, the splitter having an input leg configured to be optically connected to the first fiber optic adapter and a plurality of output legs optically configured to be connected to the second fiber optic adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Duncan Burkett, Leydys Deniss De Jesus, Joshua David Henley, Trampus Lee Landrum, Andrea Marie Ozuna, Anthony Lynn Williams
  • Patent number: 10295771
    Abstract: A fiber optic terminal includes an enclosure defining an interior space having a plurality module holders and at least one module removably positioned in one of the plurality of module holders. Each removable module may include at least one input adapter and a plurality of output adapters. Each removable module may also include one or more splitters, cable storage components, pass-through components, or parking components. The fiber optic module may also include first and second arms extending from the front side of the body and a handle coupled to the first and second arms. The handle may be rotatable between a closed position and an open position, and may also be removable from the first and second arms when the handle is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Alan Duncan Burkett, Joshua David Henley, Joseph Ronald Herridge, Joseph Clinton Jensen, Diana Rodriguez, David Kimondo Waruiru, Leydys Deniss De Jesús
  • Patent number: 10251569
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of assembling an intravascular device is provided that includes positioning a first tubular member around a plurality of conductors and a core member; advancing a first of the plurality of conductors through an opening of the first tubular member; positioning a first conductive member around the first tubular member; and electrically coupling the first of the plurality of conductors to the first conductive member. In some embodiments, an intravascular device is provided that includes an insulating member positioned around a plurality of conductors and a core member and a conductive member positioned around the insulating member, wherein at least one of the plurality of conductors extends through an opening in the insulating member and is electrically coupled to the first conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VOLCANO CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Burkett
  • Publication number: 20190059817
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems and methods of fabricating the same are provided. In one embodiment, an intravascular system includes an intravascular guidewire that includes a flexible elongate member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, at least one electronic component secured to the distal portion of the flexible elongate member, and a locking section integral with a metal core of the flexible elongate member at the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member. The metal core has a first diameter. The locking section includes a first subsection and a second subsection. The first subsection has a second of diameter smaller than the first diameter and the second subsection transitions between the first diameter and the second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Eric HENDERSON, David BURKETT
  • Publication number: 20180263509
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices include at least one mounting structure within a distal portion of the device. In that regard, one or more electronic, optical, and/or electro-optical component is coupled to the mounting structure. In some instances, the mounting structure is formed of a plurality of material layers. In some embodiments, the material layers have substantially constant thicknesses. Methods of making and/or assembling such intravascular devices/systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: David BURKETT
  • Publication number: 20180008153
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of assembling an intravascular device is provided that includes positioning a first tubular member around a plurality of conductors and a core member; advancing a first of the plurality of conductors through an opening of the first tubular member; positioning a first conductive member around the first tubular member; and electrically coupling the first of the plurality of conductors to the first conductive member. In some embodiments, an intravascular device is provided that includes an insulating member positioned around a plurality of conductors and a core member and a conductive member positioned around the insulating member, wherein at least one of the plurality of conductors extends through an opening in the insulating member and is electrically coupled to the first conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: DAVID BURKETT
  • Publication number: 20160303354
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire having a polymer jacket applied over communication lines and a core member, where the communication lines have been wrapped around the core member. For example, in some implementations a sensing guide wire includes a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion including: a core member; a plurality of communication lines wrapped around the core member; a polymer jacket formed around the core member and the plurality of communication lines; and a sensing element positioned distal of the polymer jacket and communicatively coupled to the plurality of communication lines. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: David Burkett, Eric Henderson
  • Publication number: 20160121085
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire with distal tip element having a radiopaque marker pattern. For example, in some implementations a sensing guide wire includes a flexible elongate member; a sensing element coupled to the flexible elongate member; a flexible tip element coupled to and extending distally from the sensing element, the flexible tip element having a first radiopaque section, a second radiopaque section, and a non-radiopaque section positioned between the first and second radiopaque sections. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: David Burkett, Ramiro Reyes
  • Publication number: 20150297138
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire that includes separate sections with engaged core components. For example, a sensing guide wire can include a proximal portion having a proximal core member and at least one proximal electrical conductor and a distal portion coupled to the proximal portion, the distal portion having a distal core member, a sensing element, and at least one distal electrical conductor coupled to the sensing element, wherein engagement structures of the proximal and distal core members are engaged and wherein the at least one distal electrical conductor is coupled to the at least one proximal electrical conductor such that the at least one proximal electrical conductor is in electrical communication with the sensing element. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: David Burkett, Eric Henderson
  • Publication number: 20100306023
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing user-targeted advertisements to content recipients. Such advertisements may, for example, be selected using a user profile that is maintained locally at the recipient's computing or other content consuming device. A user profile can include information about the user's past viewing behavior. One exemplary embodiment uses a local content player software application to maintain a user profile based on contextual, behavioral, demographic, and other data linked to the content, the user's viewing habits, and/or location, among other things. Such a content player can select advertisements by matching user content information with user profile information. User profile information can be limited to local use to protect user privacy concerns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Catalin Grigoroscuta, Alexandru Costin, Phillip Ydens, Mitch Green, David Burkett, Murugappan Palaniappan
  • Publication number: 20090041923
    Abstract: A medical device having a lubricious coating on at least a section of the medical device, and a method of coating a medical device, the lubricious coating being a network of a hydrophilic compound cross-linked to itself and interlocked with a network of a cross-linked polymerized multifunctional monomer or polymer. The coating can include one or more agents which provide enhanced adhesion of the coating on the device, or which provide faster hydration of the coating and/or improved lubricity. Additionally, the lubricious coating can be provided with one or more therapeutic or diagnostic agents, and in one embodiment the agent elutes relatively quickly in a concentrated release from the lubricious coating upon hydration of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Tung-Liang Lin, Jeong S. Lee, Emmanuel Biagtan, David Burkett
  • Publication number: 20070255217
    Abstract: A guide wire for advancing a medical device such as a catheter through a patient's body lumen which has an elongated core with proximal and distal core section, a flexible tubular member such as a coil on the distal end. The wire core includes surface textures that are translated into the overlying coating. Alternatively, the coating has its own surface texture. The surface textures include randomly or non-randomly spaced bumps, divots, ridges, helical grooves, longitudinal grooves, undulations, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: David Burkett, Kevin Britton, Ryan Grandfield, Peter D'Aquanni, David Wrolstad, Edwin Mahieu, Wayne Cornish, Mark Richardson
  • Publication number: 20070249964
    Abstract: A guidewire or section thereof, that has a core member or the like with a plurality of contiguous tapered segments having taper angles that are configured to produce a linear change in stiffness over a longitudinal portion of the device. The device may also have a core section with a continuously changing taper angle to produce a curvilinear profile that is configured to produce a linear change in stiffness of the core over a longitudinal portion of the device. An embodiment has a plurality of radiopaque elements that may be intermittent, continuous or in the form of a helical ribbon for scaled measurement of intracorporeal structure under flouroscopic imaging. Another embodiment has at least one layer of polymer over the distal end of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Richardson, David Anderson, Emmanuel Biagtan, Lawrence Brennan, David Burkett, Wayne Cornish, Robert Esselstein, James Jacobs, Marc Jalisi, Daryush Mirzaee, Olin Palmer, John Schreiner, Kent Stalker
  • Publication number: 20070167975
    Abstract: An embolic protection device for use in a blood vessel when an interventional procedure is being performed in a stenosed or occluded region to capture any embolic material which may be created and released into the bloodstream during the procedure. The device includes a filtering assembly having a self-expanding strut assembly and a filter element attached thereto. In one embodiment, the filtering assembly is attached to the distal end of a guidewire and is deployed within the patient's vasculature as the guidewire is manipulated into the area of treatment. A restraining sheath placed over the filtering assembly in a coaxial arrangement maintains the filtering assembly in its collapsed position until it is ready to be deployed by the physician. Thereafter, the sheath can be retracted to expose the filtering assembly which will then self-expand within the patient's vasculature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: William Boyle, David Burkett, Andy Denison, Benjamin Huter, Scott Huter, Arkady Kokish, Kent Stalker, Chicheng Wang, John Whitfield
  • Publication number: 20070162071
    Abstract: A locking component for locking a medical device onto a guide wire. Such medical devices include, for example, an embolic filter assembly used to capture embolic material that may be created and released into a patient's vasculature during a stenting or angioplasty procedure. The embolic filter assembly tracks along the guide wire, and is delivered to a treatment site where it is locked in place and deployed. The locking component enables the filter assembly to lock onto any standard guide wire, and does not require a modified guide wire that has a specially-designed fitting or stop to accomplish the locking function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: David Burkett, Robert Esselstein, Kathern Lind, Pablito Buan, Robert Hazelden, Thomas Tokarchik, Ryan Grandfield, Aaron Baldwin, Wayne Cornish, Philip Yip