Patents by Inventor David E. Snyder

David E. Snyder 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: 11963691
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, has an end effector that includes an ultrasonic blade, and a clamp arm that moves relative to the ultrasonic blade from an opened position toward an intermediate position and a closed position. The clamp arm is offset from the ultrasonic blade to define a predetermined gap in the intermediate position between the opened position and the closed position. A clamp arm actuator connects to the clamp arm and moves from an opened configuration to a closed configuration to direct the clamp arm from the opened position toward the intermediate position and the closed position. A spacer connects with the clamp arm to inhibit movement of the clamp arm from the intermediate position toward the closed position for maintaining the predetermined gap between the clamp arm and the ultrasonic blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, John E. Brady, Joseph Dennis, Geni M. Giannotti, Bryce L. Heitman, Timothy S. Holland, Joseph E. Hollo, Andrew Kolpitcke, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Matthew C. Miller, David A. Monroe, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Rafael J. Ruiz Ortiz, Matthew S. Schneider, Richard C. Smith, Shawn C. Snyder, Sarah A. Worthington, Monica L. Rivard, Fajian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240113974
    Abstract: Mobile management method, system and client. Method includes receiving a DNS query for a host name from an application on client; retrieving reputation data associated with host name from a local cache on client; and determining a policy based on host name and the reputation data. Based on determined policy for the host name, blocking attempted network flows to a host corresponding to host name to produce blocked attempted network flows. Method also includes sending attempted network flow metadata related to the blocked attempted network flows to a collector on client; transmitting the attempted network flow metadata from the collector to a VPN server pool via a VPN tunnel; and producing an anomaly report from the transmitted attempted network flow metadata. The anomaly report includes at least one of anomalies, cohorts, trends, location boundaries, detected network security issues, detected compromised clients and/or optimized network usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: MOBILE SONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph T. SAVARESE, Steven HECKT, Michael E. BRYANT, Eric C. MCNEILL, Carter SMITH, Elizabeth KIHSLINGER, Thomas Gunther HELMS, Camilla KEENAN-KOCH, Joseph G. SOUZA, Paul HOOVER, S. Aaron STAVENS, Christian E. HOFSTAEDTER, Jonathan SCOTT, Erik OLSON, James Scott SIMPKINS, Stephen Gregory FALLIN, John Harvey HILLOCK, Eivind NAESS, Michael Lee SNYDER, David Michael MIRLY, Marius LEE, Glenn Patrick ARANAS, Norman C. HAMER, Tridib DUTTA, Andrew James HOOVER, Thomas A. SWEET, Mark ANACKER, An PHAN
  • Patent number: 11918297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for assisting in guiding and performing a procedure on a subject. The subject may be any appropriate subject such as inanimate object and/or an animate object. The guide and system may include various manipulable or movable members, such as robotic systems, and may be registered to selected coordinate systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Mazor Robotics Ltd.
    Inventors: Victor D. Snyder, Matthew F. Dicorleto, Joseph Moctezuma, David E. Macht, Jeremiah R. Beers, Katherine M. Puckett, Katharine E. Darling, Leonid Kleyman, Dany Junio, Dana Gazit-Ankori, Eliyahu Zehavi, Elad Ratzabi, Aviv Ellman, Timothy M. Conkin
  • Patent number: 8849390
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improved processing for multi-channel signals. In an exemplary embodiment, an anomaly metric is computed for a multi-channel signal over a time window. The magnitude of the anomaly metric may be used to determine whether an anomaly is present in the multi-channel signal over the time window. In an exemplary embodiment, the anomaly metric may be a condition number associated with the singular values of the multi-channel signal over the time window, as further adjusted by the number of channels to produce a data condition number. Applications of the anomaly metric computation include the scrubbing of signal archives for epileptic seizure detection/prediction/counter-prediction algorithm training, pre-processing of multi-channel signals for real-time monitoring of bio-systems, and boot-up and/or adaptive self-checking of such systems during normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Ramón Echauz, David E. Snyder, Kent W. Leyde
  • Patent number: 8786624
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improved processing for multi-channel signals. In an exemplary embodiment, an anomaly metric is computed for a multi-channel signal over a time window. The magnitude of the anomaly metric may be used to determine whether an anomaly is present in the multi-channel signal over the time window. In an exemplary embodiment, the anomaly metric may be a condition number associated with the singular values of the multi-channel signal over the time window, as further adjusted by the number of channels to produce a data condition number. Applications of the anomaly metric computation include the scrubbing of signal archives for epileptic seizure detection/prediction/counter-prediction algorithm training, pre-processing of multi-channel signals for real-time monitoring of bio-systems, and boot-up and/or adaptive self-checking of such systems during normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Ramón Echauz, David E. Snyder, Kent W. Leyde
  • Publication number: 20100302270
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improved processing for multi-channel signals. In an exemplary embodiment, an anomaly metric is computed for a multi-channel signal over a time window. The magnitude of the anomaly metric may be used to determine whether an anomaly is present in the multi-channel signal over the time window. In an exemplary embodiment, the anomaly metric may be a condition number associated with the singular values of the multi-channel signal over the time window, as further adjusted by the number of channels to produce a data condition number. Applications of the anomaly metric computation include the scrubbing of signal archives for epileptic seizure detection/prediction/counter-prediction algorithm training, pre-processing of multi-channel signals for real-time monitoring of bio-systems, and boot-up and/or adaptive self-checking of such systems during normal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Javier Ramón Echauz, David E. Snyder, Kent W. Leyde
  • Publication number: 20100168603
    Abstract: Systems and methods for developing a brain state analysis system using subject EEG data are provided. The analysis system distinguishes clinical from subclinical electrographic seizures and optionally distinguishes among different seizure onset characteristics. An algorithm trained on only clinical electrographic seizures may predict clinical seizures more accurately with fewer perceived false positives. In addition, algorithms trained on a particular onset condition may distinguish and advise on that onset condition when used by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: David M. HIMES, Sara M. Rolfe, David E. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20100168604
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improved processing for multi-channel signals. In an exemplary embodiment, an anomaly metric is computed for a multi-channel signal over a time window. The magnitude of the anomaly metric may be used to determine whether an anomaly is present in the multi-channel signal over the time window. In an exemplary embodiment, the anomaly metric may be a condition number associated with the singular values of the multi-channel signal over the time window, as further adjusted by the number of channels to produce a data condition number. Applications of the anomaly metric computation include the scrubbing of signal archives for epileptic seizure detection/prediction/counter-prediction algorithm training, pre-processing of multi-channel signals for real-time monitoring of bio-systems, and boot-up and/or adaptive self-checking of such systems during normal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Javier Ramon Echauz, David E. Snyder, Kent W. Leyde
  • Patent number: 7463922
    Abstract: A circuit includes a sensor coupled to a processor. The sensor senses an electrical signal that is representative of a patient parameter, and the processor determines a condition of the patient by analyzing first and second overlapping portions of the sensed electrical signal. For example, a portable AED can include such a circuit to sense first and second overlapping sections of an ECG. By utilizing this overlapping-window technique, the AED can obtain and analyze multiple sections of ECG data, and thus can make a shock/no-shock decision, more quickly than an AED using contiguous-window analysis. Thus, the overlapping-window technique allows one to use both longer ECG sections (better accuracy per window) and more of these longer sections (better voting accuracy) over a given analysis time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: David E Snyder, Thomas D Lyster
  • Publication number: 20080288011
    Abstract: A method and article for storing an automatic external defibrillator for use without a prescription are described. The hermetically sealed electrode pads of the OTC AED are electrically coupled to the OTC AED base unit where they are constantly accessible to self-test circuitry inside the base unit for periodic, automatic self-test. In one embodiment the self-test is designed to determine whether the conductive gel of the electrode pads has dried out. In another embodiment self-test circuitry also tests the battery while the OTC AED is being stored prior to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Wendy KATZMAN, Thomas D. LYSTER, Thomas SOLOSKO, Carlton B. MORGAN, Kim J. HANSEN, Daniel J. POWERS, Hans Patrick GRIESSER, Eric L. JONSEN, David E. SNYDER
  • Patent number: 6694193
    Abstract: An electrode includes a conductive adhesive layer and a conductive foil layer having a void therein. One such electrode may be mounted in conjunction with another electrode upon a release liner having one or more openings therein to facilitate electrical signal exchange between electrodes. A release liner may include a moisture permeable and/or moisture absorbent membrane. A release liner may alternatively include a conductive backing layer. A release liner may also include an insulating swatch covering an opening. A release liner may be implemented as a foldable sheet, such that multiple electrodes may be mounted upon the same side of the foldable sheet. A medical device to which the mounted electrodes are coupled may characterize the electrical path between the electrodes. The medical device may perform a variety of electrical measurements, including real and/or complex impedance measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Lyster, Thomas Solosko, Carlton B. Morgan, Kim J. Hansen, Daniel J. Powers, Hans Patrick Griesser, Eric L. Jonsen, David E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6658291
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to medical electrode systems. In particular, the electrodes of this invention are capable of delivering synchronized cardioversion energy pulses as well as defibrillation energy pulses to a patient. The electrodes of this invention are appropriate for use with an automatic or semi-automatic external defibrillator (“AED”) as well as defibrillators capable of cardioversion. At least one electrode in an electrode set has a substrate with an adhesive surface, and conductors in communication with the substrate. The electrode further has a plurality of conductive elements electrode elements disposed on a substrate wherein each electrode element is in a spatial relationship to each other and electrically connected to the conductors, further the spatial relationship of the conductors facilitates the determination of an overall electrode pad attachment quality. A method of using the electrodes of this invention is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: David E Snyder
  • Publication number: 20030055478
    Abstract: An electrode includes a conductive adhesive layer and a conductive foil layer having a void therein. One such electrode may be mounted in conjunction with another electrode upon a release liner having one or more openings therein to facilitate electrical signal exchange between electrodes. A release liner may include a moisture permeable and/or moisture absorbent membrane. A release liner may alternatively include a conductive backing layer. A release liner may also include an insulating swatch covering an opening. A release liner may be implemented as a foldable sheet, such that multiple electrodes may be mounted upon the same side of the foldable sheet. A medical device to which the mounted electrodes are coupled may characterize the electrical path between the electrodes. The medical device may perform a variety of electrical measurements, including real and/or complex impedance measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Lyster, Thomas Solosko, Carlton B. Morgan, Kim J. Hansen, Daniel J. Powers, Hans Patrick Griesser, Eric L. Jonsen, David E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6471311
    Abstract: A downward extendable and retractable shelving system has a cabinet assembly. A support panel is coupled to a wall from which the system is to be mounted. The support panel is used for mounting the cabinet to the wall. An extendable and retractable mechanism is coupled to the cabinet and to the support panel for lowering and raising the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: David E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6370428
    Abstract: A defibrillator configurable for optimal behavior across a broad spectrum of patients, users, and circumstances is provided. A set of environmental characteristics that represent the patient population, the user population, and the possible circumstances are determined and then applied to a configure algorithm to determine an optimal behavior of the defibrillator as reflected through the set up parameters. The set of environmental characteristics can be entered manually or determined from dispatch data supplied by computerized dispatch systems. The optimal behavior can also be achieved using adaptation algorithms such as fuzzy logic and neural networks that allow the defibrillator to obtain measurements of the environmental characteristics and alter its behavior based on those measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventors: David E. Snyder, Bradford E. Gliner, Thomas D. Lyster
  • Patent number: 6356785
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to defibrillators and, in particular, to a defibrillator with a built in CPR (“CPR”) prompt system. The invention also relates generally to a defibrillator with a built-in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (“ACLS”) prompt system. Defibrillators include manual defibrillator, automatic or semiautomatic external defibrillators (“AEDs”) and defibrillator trainers. More specifically, this invention is directed to a defibrillator system capable of generating audible prompts and/or visual prompts through an audible prompt generator and a visual prompt generator, wherein the defibrillator instructs a rescuer on performing CPR or ACLS. The instructions are controlled through a prompt generator and may be audible prompts or visual images, or a combination of the two. The prompts may be emitted at a predetermined rate and may be synchronized. This invention is also directed to a method for administering care comprising, providing instructions to a rescuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventors: Cecily Anne Snyder, Bradford E. Gliner, David E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6336692
    Abstract: A cabinet for mounting to a wall or ceiling with downward extendable and retractable shelving assembly is provided. The cabinet includes a housing having an open bottom. Disposed within the housing is a shelving assembly having a plurality of shelves. A novel combination of a tension gas spring and telescoping drawer glides are used for mounting the shelving assembly to the housing. When items are needed from the cabinet, the shelving is pulled down until all the shelves are exposed. When access is no longer needed, a light tap to the bottom of the shelving assembly causes the tension gas spring to smoothly retract the shelving assembly back into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventor: David E. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20010051821
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to medical electrode systems. In particular, the electrodes of this invention are capable of delivering synchronized cardioversion energy pulses as well as defibrillation energy pulses to a patient. The electrodes of this invention are appropriate for use with an automatic or semi-automatic external defibrillator (“AED”) as well as defibrillators capable of cardioversion. At least one electrode in an electrode set has a substrate with an adhesive surface, and conductors in communication with the substrate. The electrode further has a plurality of conductive elements electrode elements disposed on a substrate wherein each electrode element is in a spatial relationship to each other and electrically connected to the conductors, further the spatial relationship of the conductors facilitates the determination of an overall electrode pad attachment quality. A method of using the electrodes of this invention is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: DAVID E. SNYDER
  • Patent number: 6287328
    Abstract: An apparatus detects corruption of an event signal by two or more non-event artifacts by using multivariable artifact assessment. The apparatus comprises: 1) a sensor for providing an input signal comprising an event signal coexisting with two or more non-event signals, 2) a measurement system including a receiver for receiving the input signal from the sensor and separating the received input signal into its constituent parts, 3) detectors for detecting both the event signal and non-event signals from the received input signal, and 4) an inference processor for analyzing the correlation signals to produce an indication of signal corruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David E Snyder, Thomas D Lyster
  • Patent number: RE43050
    Abstract: An electrode includes a conductive adhesive layer and a conductive foil layer having a void therein. One such electrode may be mounted in conjunction with another electrode upon a release liner having one or more openings therein to facilitate electrical signal exchange between electrodes. A release liner may include a moisture permeable and/or moisture absorbent membrane. A release liner may alternatively include a conductive backing layer. A release liner may also include an insulating swatch covering an opening. A release liner may be implemented as a foldable sheet, such that multiple electrodes may be mounted upon the same side of the foldable sheet. A medical device to which the mounted electrodes are coupled may characterize the electrical path between the electrodes. The medical device may perform a variety of electrical measurements, including real and/or complex impedance measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Lyster, Thomas Solosko, Carlton B. Morgan, Kim J. Hansen, Daniel J. Powers, Hans Patrick Griesser, Eric L. Jonsen, David E. Snyder