Patents by Inventor David J. Boles

David J. Boles 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: 20200353132
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include a system for guiding medical waste fluid into a medical waste collection canister. The system includes a manifold and a filter. The manifold includes a top surface and a sidewall extending from the top surface in a first direction. The top surface and the sidewall define an interior chamber of the manifold. The top surface includes an inlet port and a vacuum port disposed therein. The inlet port connects to a source of medical waste fluid and the vacuum port connects to a vacuum source. The manifold can be formed from a first polymer. A filter is positioned within the interior chamber of the manifold and immediately upstream of the vacuum port so as to filter air flowing into the vacuum port. The filter extends away from the top surface of the manifold in the first direction and the filter is formed from a second polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Larry C. Smith, David J. Boles
  • Patent number: 10758649
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include a system for guiding medical waste fluid into a medical waste collection canister. The system includes a manifold and a filter. The manifold includes a top surface and a sidewall extending from the top surface in a first direction. The top surface and the sidewall define an interior chamber of the manifold. The top surface includes an inlet port and a vacuum port disposed therein. The inlet port connects to a source of medical waste fluid and the vacuum port connects to a vacuum source. The manifold can be formed from a first polymer. A filter is positioned within the interior chamber of the manifold and immediately upstream of the vacuum port so as to filter air flowing into the vacuum port. The filter extends away from the top surface of the manifold in the first direction and the filter is formed from a second polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry C. Smith, David J Boles
  • Publication number: 20200013906
    Abstract: Vertical etch heterolithic integrated circuit devices are described. A method of manufacturing NIP diodes is described in one example. A P-type substrate is provided, and an intrinsic layer is formed on the P-type substrate. An oxide layer is formed on the intrinsic layer, and one or more openings are formed in the oxide layer. One or more N-type regions are implanted in the intrinsic layer through the openings in the oxide layer. The N-type regions form cathodes of the NIP diodes. A dielectric layer deposited over the oxide layer is selectively etched away with the oxide layer to expose certain ranges of the intrinsic layer to define a geometry of the NIP diodes. The intrinsic layer and the P-type substrate are vertically etched away within the ranges to expose sidewalls of the intrinsic layer and the P-type substrate. The P-type substrate forms the anodes of the NIP diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Edward Boles, James J. Brogle, Margaret Mary Barter, David Hoag, Michael G. Abbott
  • Publication number: 20180272051
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include a system for guiding medical waste fluid into a medical waste collection canister. The system includes a manifold and a filter. The manifold includes a top surface and a sidewall extending from the top surface in a first direction. The top surface and the sidewall define an interior chamber of the manifold. The top surface includes an inlet port and a vacuum port disposed therein. The inlet port connects to a source of medical waste fluid and the vacuum port connects to a vacuum source. The manifold can be formed from a first polymer. A filter is positioned within the interior chamber of the manifold and immediately upstream of the vacuum port so as to filter air flowing into the vacuum port. The filter extends away from the top surface of the manifold in the first direction and the filter is formed from a second polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Larry C. Smith, David J. Boles
  • Patent number: 8814881
    Abstract: A dermatome has a blade that generally defines a plane and a body generally defining a longitudinal axis. The body also that has at least one flat outer surface for engaging the tissue and an end portion that is configured to hold the blade so that the plane of the blade is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and non-parallel to the flat outer surface at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer Surgical, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Boles
  • Publication number: 20110276060
    Abstract: A dermatome has a main body with a first profile and at least one blade assembly with a blade, a size, an orientation corresponding to the main body, and a second profile. The second profile has characteristics corresponding to the first profile to properly orient and locate the at least one blade for proper mounting of the blade to the main body. The profiles are shaped to provide clearance for the second profile to reciprocate relative to the first profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: ZIMMER SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Barker, David J. Boles
  • Patent number: 8002779
    Abstract: A dermatome has a main body with a first profile and at least one blade assembly with a blade, a size, an orientation corresponding to the main body, and a second profile. The second profile has characteristics corresponding to the first profile to properly orient and locate the at least one blade for proper mounting of the blade to the main body. The profiles are shaped to provide clearance for the second profile to reciprocate relative to the first profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Barker, David J. Boles
  • Publication number: 20090157095
    Abstract: A dermatome has a main body with a first profile and at least one blade assembly with a blade, a size, an orientation corresponding to the main body, and a second profile. The second profile has characteristics corresponding to the first profile to properly orient and locate the at least one blade for proper mounting of the blade to the main body. The profiles are shaped to provide clearance for the second profile to reciprocate relative to the first profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Barker, David J. Boles
  • Publication number: 20090157096
    Abstract: A dermatome has a blade that generally defines a plane and a body generally defining a longitudinal axis. The body also that has at least one flat outer surface for engaging the tissue and an end portion that is configured to hold the blade so that the plane of the blade is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and non-parallel to the flat outer surface at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: David J. Boles
  • Patent number: 7533439
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a surface in which cleaning solution is dispensed to the surface and substantially simultaneously extracted along with the dirt on the surface in a continuous operation is provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a base portion for movement along the surface and a handle pivotally connected to the base portion. The handle includes a lower portion and an upper portion pivotally connected to the lower portion and pivoted between an upper position for use and a lower position for storage. A solution tank for supplying a flow of cleaning solution to the surface is removably mounted to one of the base portion and the handle. A recovery tank removably mounted to one of the base portion and the handle and is in fluid communication with a suction nozzle secured to said base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Healthy Gain Investments Limited
    Inventors: William H. Theiss, Jr., David J. Boles, Kenneth H. Cooper, Michael A. Durbin, Frank D. Fowler, Timothy T. Hertrick, Laura J. Keiper, Charles A. Lang, Richard S. Parr, Kenneth L. Symensma, Jason L. Williams, Donald R. Wright, Ryan S. Steiner
  • Patent number: 7430783
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a surface in which cleaning solution is dispensed to the surface and substantially simultaneously extracted along with the dirt on the surface in a continuous operation is provided. In one aspect of the invention, the cleaning apparatus includes a housing and a recovery tank removably mounted to the housing. A solution tank for supplying a flow of cleaning solution to the surface is removably mounted to the housing. A suction nozzle is secured to the housing and is in fluid communication with the recovery tank. A suction source is in fluid communication with the suction nozzle for generating suction to draw dirt and liquid through the suction nozzle and into the recovery tank. A first latch is operatively connected to the solution tank to releasably latch the solution tank to the housing and a second latch is operatively connected to the recovery tank to releasably latch the recovery tank to said housing, wherein the second latch is in close proximity to the first latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Healthy Gain Investment Limited
    Inventors: Jason L. Williams, David J. Boles, Charles A. Lang, Richard S. Parr, Ryan S. Steiner
  • Patent number: 7331082
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a surface in which cleaning solution is dispensed to the surface and substantially simultaneously extracted along with the dirt on the surface in a continuous operation is provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a base portion for movement along the surface and a handle pivotally connected to the base portion. A solution tank for supplying a flow of cleaning solution to the surface is removably mounted to a side of the handle. A recovery tank is removably mounted to the opposite side of the handle. A suction nozzle is secured to the base portion. A suction source is in fluid communication with the suction nozzle for generating suction to draw dirt and liquid through the suction nozzle and into the recovery tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventors: Timothy T. Hertrick, David J. Boles, Michael A. Durbin, Jonathan E. Fawcett, Gary M. Johns, Charles A. Lang, Richard S. Parr, Ryan S. Steiner, William H. Theiss, Jr., Donald R. Wright, Paul E. Volkmann
  • Patent number: 7188389
    Abstract: The invention is a floor care appliance such as vacuum cleaner having several embodiments of a dirt particle separating and collecting system removably inserted and sidewardly disposed into a recess in the floor care appliance's housing. One embodiment of the dirt particle separating and collecting system includes a translucent dirt cup having an apertured wall between a dirt particle collecting chamber and a second chamber housing a primary filter. One other embodiment is a translucent bag container for housing a filtration bag. The filtration bag may or may not be disposable and may or may not have a HEPA rating. Other embodiments include utilizing a single dirt container for housing the apertured wall and primary filter combination, a filtration bag only, or a combination of a filtration bag and the apertured wall and primary filter combination. Portions of the various embodiments of the dirt collecting systems may be seen through cutaway portions of the cleaner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventors: David W. Moine, David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyi, Kurt D. Harsh, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 7143469
    Abstract: The invention is floor care appliance such as vacuum cleaner having two embodiments of a dirt particle separating and collecting system removably inserted into a recess in the floor care appliance's housing. One embodiment of the dirt particle separating and collecting system includes a translucent dirt cup having an apertured between two adjacent dirt particle collecting chambers and a primary filter located in one of the chambers. The other embodiment is a translucent bag container and a filtration bag. The filtration bag may or may not be disposable and may or may not have a HEPA rating. When either embodiment of the dirt particle separating and collecting system is installed in the housing, a portion of the dirt particle separating and collecting system is not visible in the area in the front of the floor care appliance. Another portion of the dirt particle separating and collecting system is visible in the area in the front of the floor care appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventors: David W. Moine, David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyi, Kurt D. Harsh, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 6598263
    Abstract: A dirt collecting system for a vacuum cleaner includes a dirt cup formed with a coarse particle separation chamber and a fine particle separation chamber separated by an apertured wall. Coarse dirt particles directed into the coarse particle separation chamber are prevented from entering the fine particle separation chamber by the apertured wall. The apertured wall is removable from the dirt cup and is cleaned upon removal by a cleaning element. A fine particle filter is located in the fine particle separation chamber for filtering fine particles. The fine particle filter is cleaned by rotating a knob located in the dirt cup lid so that the pleats of the fine particle filter is brushed past a wiper element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventors: David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyj, David A. Bradshaw, Charles R. Morrow, Rodney J. Svik, Kevin S. Waltz
  • Patent number: 6536074
    Abstract: A conversion valve arrangement for converting a vacuum cleaner from floor use to off-the-floor use. A valve door located in the suction duct leading from the nozzle body shuts off the suction airstream to the nozzle body when the vacuum cleaner is moved into the upright stored position. A projection on the motor housing located beneath the handle engages a resilient member cooperating with a crank arm on the valve door to close the valve door when the handle is moved to the upright position. The resilient member is comprised of a front valve arm and a rear valve arm pivotally linked together. The motion of the rear valve arm is transmitted to the front valve arm in one direction by a stop. The motion of the rear valve arm is transmitted to the front valve arm in the opposite direction by the stiffness of a spring disposed between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventors: David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyj, Jeffery S. Louis, Gregg A. McAllise, William McGill, Jr., Dave O'Neal
  • Publication number: 20030037405
    Abstract: The invention is a floor care appliance such as vacuum cleaner having several embodiments of a dirt particle separating and collecting system removably inserted and sidewardly disposed into a recess in the floor care appliance's housing. One embodiment of the dirt particle separating and collecting system includes a translucent dirt cup having an apertured wall between a dirt particle collecting chamber and a second chamber housing a primary filter. One other embodiment is a translucent bag container for housing a filtration bag. The filtration bag may or may not be disposable and may or may not have a HEPA rating. Other embodiments include utilizing a single dirt container for housing the apertured wall and primary filter combination, a filtration bag only, or a combination of a filtration bag and the apertured wall and primary filter combination. Portions of the various embodiments of the dirt collecting systems may be seen through cutaway portions of the cleaner housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: David W. Moine, David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyi, Kurt D. Harsh, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Publication number: 20020184731
    Abstract: The invention is floor care appliance such as vacuum cleaner having two embodiments of a dirt particle separating and collecting system removably inserted into a recess in the floor care appliance's housing. One embodiment of the dirt particle separating and collecting system includes a translucent dirt cup having an apertured between two adjacent dirt particle collecting chambers and a primary filter located in one of the chambers. The other embodiment is a translucent bag container and a filtration bag. The filtration bag may or may not be disposable and may or may not have a HEPA rating. When either embodiment of the dirt particle separating and collecting system is installed in the housing, a portion of the dirt particle separating and collecting system is not visible in the area in the front of the floor care appliance. Another portion of the dirt particle separating and collecting system is visible in the area in the front of the floor care appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: David W. Moine, David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyi, Kurt D. Harsh, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Publication number: 20020166199
    Abstract: A dirt collecting system for a vacuum cleaner includes a dirt cup formed with a course particle separation chamber and a fine particle separation chamber separated by an apertured wall. An inlet opening is formed in the dirt cup and communicates with the course particle separation chamber for inputting a stream of dirt laden air into the course particle separation chamber. A clean air outlet opening is formed in the fine particle separation chamber for allowing the filtered air stream to exit the dirt cup. The apertured wall includes a pre-filter for filtering coarse particles from a stream of dirt laden and depositing the coarse particles in the course particle separation chamber. A fine particle separation filter is positioned within the fine particle separation chamber and communicates with the clean air outlet opening. The fine particle separation filter separates fine particles from the air stream and deposits the fine particles within the fine particle separation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyj, David A. Bradshaw, Charles R. Morrow, Rodney J. Svik, Kevin S. Waltz
  • Publication number: 20020166196
    Abstract: A conversion valve arrangement for converting a vacuum cleaner from floor use to off-the-floor use. A valve door located in the suction duct leading from the nozzle body shuts off the suction airstream to the nozzle body when the vacuum cleaner is moved into the upright stored position. A projection on the motor housing located beneath the handle engages a resilient member cooperating with a crank arm on the valve door to close the valve door when the handle is moved to the upright position. The resilient member is comprised of a front valve arm and a rear valve arm pivotally linked together. The motion of the rear valve arm is transmitted to the front valve arm in one direction by a stop. The motion of the rear valve arm is transmitted to the front valve arm in the opposite direction by the stiffness of a spring disposed between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: David J. Boles, Nick M. Bosyi, Jeffery S. Louis, Gregg A. McAllise, William McGill, Dave O'Neal