Patents by Inventor David Gary Eldridge

David Gary Eldridge 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: 20200397964
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a portion of skin are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The skin anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The skin anchor can include a force distribution portion. The force distribution portion can engage a portion of skin and fix a position of the portion of skin with respect to the force distribution portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, John Donald Hill, Fabian Franco, Chris Eskildsen, David Gary Eldridge, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, John J. Hagerty, JR., Pete Cardamone
  • Patent number: 10792407
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a portion of skin are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The skin anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The skin anchor can include a force distribution portion. The force distribution portion can engage a portion of skin and fix a position of the portion of skin with respect to the force distribution portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, John Donald Hill, Fabian Franco, Chris Eskildsen, David Gary Eldridge, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, John J. Hagerty, Pete Cardamone
  • Publication number: 20190290126
    Abstract: The eye examination kiosk and method may comprise a structure for rotating and/or translating ophthalmologic examination devices such as an auto-refractor, an auto-keratometer, a corneal topographer, a fundus camera, an external photo camera, a perimeter, a lensmeter, a specular microscope, a retinal and external eye imager, an Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT), or a non-contact tonometer into a position such that they may be used for examination of a patient. The kiosk outer shell may comprise an opening allowing the ophthalmologic examination equipment to perform eye examinations of a patient. Eye examination results are transmitted to a remote location where they are read by a physician, who transmits examination findings and recommendations for follow up treatment to the patient. The results may include the identity of qualified physicians who practice geographically near the patient, or who are qualified to treat a patient for a specific condition indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Globechek Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Adam M. Katz, William J. Mallon, David Gary Eldridge, Michael Morado, Yang Fang, David Whiting, Saint E. Nickols, John Hagerty
  • Patent number: 10279093
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a generally cylindrical shape. The hub has an upstream end region, a central region, and a downstream end region, and the hub includes a magnetic material. Blades that are disposed on the downstream end region of the hub extend downstream of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Stephen G. Briana, William V. Hodges, Eric Lee, Yi-Ren Woo, Onur Dur, David Gary Eldridge, Pieter W. C. J. le Blanc
  • Publication number: 20180200422
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a portion of skin are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The skin anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The skin anchor can include a force distribution portion. The force distribution portion can engage a portion of skin and fix a position of the portion of skin with respect to the force distribution portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, John Donald Hill, Fabian Franco, Chris Eskildsen, David Gary Eldridge, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, John J. Hagerty, Pete Cardamone
  • Publication number: 20170232168
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a generally cylindrical shape. The hub has an upstream end region, a central region, and a downstream end region, and the hub includes a magnetic material. Blades that are disposed on the downstream end region of the hub extend downstream of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Stephen G. Briana, William V. Hodges, Eric Lee, Yi-Ren Woo, Onur Dur, David Gary Eldridge, Pieter W.C.J le Blanc
  • Patent number: 9533082
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a generally cylindrical shape. The hub has an upstream end region, a central region, and a downstream end region, and the hub includes a magnetic material. Blades that are disposed on the downstream end region of the hub extend downstream of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: THORATEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Stephen G. Briana, William V. Hodges, Eric Lee, Yi-Ren Woo, Onur Dur, David Gary Eldridge, Pieter W. C. J. le Blanc
  • Publication number: 20160206795
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a rotor having a flared portion downstream proximate a downstream bearing that supports the rotor. The flared portion of the rotor includes a width greater than a width of an upstream portion of the rotor. A blood pump also includes a housing having an internal wall with a flared portion downstream of a motor stator and proximate a transverse outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Pieter W.C.J. le Blanc, Yi-Ren Woo, David Gary Eldridge, Stephen G. Briana, William V. Hodges, Eric Lee
  • Patent number: 9265870
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a rotor having a flared portion downstream proximate a downstream bearing that supports the rotor. The flared portion of the rotor includes a width greater than a width of an upstream portion of the rotor. A blood pump also includes a housing having an internal wall with a flared portion downstream of a motor stator and proximate a transverse outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: THORATEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Pieter W. C. J. le Blanc, Yi-Ren Woo, David Gary Eldridge, Stephen G. Briana, William V. Hodges, Eric Lee
  • Publication number: 20130096364
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a generally cylindrical shape. The hub has an upstream end region, a central region, and a downstream end region, and the hub includes a magnetic material. Blades that are disposed on the downstream end region of the hub extend downstream of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Pieter W.C.J. le Blanc, Yi-Ren Woo, David Gary Eldridge, Stephen G. Briana, William V. Hodges, Ethan Petersen, Peter Andriola
  • Publication number: 20120095281
    Abstract: A blood pump includes a rotor having a flared portion downstream proximate a downstream bearing that supports the rotor. The flared portion of the rotor includes a width greater than a width of an upstream portion of the rotor. A blood pump also includes a housing having an internal wall with a flared portion downstream of a motor stator and proximate a transverse outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Steven H. Reichenbach, Pieter W.C.J. le Blanc, Yi-Ren Woo, David Gary Eldridge