Patents by Inventor Dean Peterson

Dean Peterson 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: 20200131355
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include compositions, extruded articles, and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included. The extruded article can include an extruded segment comprising a first composition. The first composition can include a polymer resin, particles and fibers. The fibers can be disposed within the first composition exhibiting a substantially non-aligned directional orientation. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included having a first portion comprising a first composition having a first fiber orientation and a second portion comprising a second composition having a second fiber orientation. The first composition can include a polymer resin and fibers. The second composition can include a polymer resin, particles and fibers. The fibers of the second composition can be oriented more randomly than the fibers of the first composition. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Trevor Dean Peterson, Jessica Kathryn Ehrlichmann, Patrick Jerome Gronlund
  • Publication number: 20200086911
    Abstract: A machine is disclosed. The machine may comprise a steering device configured to move along a steering position range in response to a force applied on the steering device by a machine operator. The steering device may have at least one soft stop position along the steering position range. The machine may further comprise a biasing member mechanically coupled to the steering device and configured to apply an opposing force that opposes movement of the steering device when the steering device is at or beyond the soft stop position. A magnitude of the opposing force may be sufficiently low such that the machine operator can move the steering device past the soft stop position. The machine may further comprise an electronic control device configured to determine the soft stop position based on one or more operation conditions of the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Dean Stahl, Jeremy T. Peterson, Kenneth Marvin Roat, Derrick Alexander Kofi Amanor, Micheal D. Valerio
  • Publication number: 20200054865
    Abstract: This patent document discloses perfusion catheters and related methods for treating blood vessel lesions and abnormalities. A perfusion catheter can include an inflatable balloon, an elongate shaft operably attached to the balloon, and an optional containment structure surrounding at least a portion of the balloon. The balloon can be inflated until its outer surface contacts a wall of a blood vessel. When inflated, the balloon's inner surface defines a passage for blood to flow. The balloon can be configured to release one or more substances formulated to treat a tissue at or near the wall of a blood vessel. In an example, the balloon can include a bioactive layer, which comprises the one or more substances, overlaying an optional base layer. In an example, the balloon can include multiple filars, at least one of which is configured to elute the one or more substances through a perforation or hole in the filar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: John Bridgeman, Peter Jacobs, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer, Loic Van Horne
  • Patent number: 10550257
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include compositions, extruded articles, and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included. The extruded article can include an extruded segment comprising a first composition. The first composition can include a polymer resin, particles and fibers. The fibers can be disposed within the first composition exhibiting a substantially non-aligned directional orientation. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included having a first portion comprising a first composition having a first fiber orientation and a second portion comprising a second composition having a second fiber orientation. The first composition can include a polymer resin and fibers. The second composition can include a polymer resin, particles and fibers. The fibers of the second composition can be oriented more randomly than the fibers of the first composition. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Dean Peterson, Jessica Kathryn Ehrlichmann, Patrick Jerome Gronlund
  • Publication number: 20200023169
    Abstract: This patent document discloses perfusion catheters and related methods for treating complications related to CTO interventions or dilating a vessel occlusion while maintaining a passage through the treated vessel segment. A perfusion catheter can include an inflatable balloon coiled in a helical manner around a central axis into a series of windings. An inner surface of the series of windings, when inflated, can define a passage through the inflatable balloon. A catheter can also include an elongate shaft extending from a proximal portion to a distal portion, having an inner surface that defines a lumen for providing inflation fluid to, or withdrawing inflation fluid from, a distal end of the inflatable balloon. A catheter can further include a guidewire support tube including a lumen, separate from the lumen from the elongate shaft and the passage through the inflatable balloon, for receiving a guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Dean Peterson, Loic Van Horne, Danny Jester
  • Publication number: 20190386833
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for validating documents using a blockchain data. Multiple documents can be included in the validation process using a merge and hash process and a summary terms document. Validation can be performed by hashing and merging operations, followed by comparing hash values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory J. Alger, Duane R. Wald, Andrew Mintner, Donald Grant Peterson, Taiga Matsumoto, Damon Dean, Drew Ashlock
  • Publication number: 20190321120
    Abstract: A probe cover is provided. The probe cover is formed from a film that defines a tubular sheath having a distal end and a proximal end defining a channel therebetween, where the distal end is closed and the proximal end defines an opening having a periphery; and a flange that extends from the periphery of the opening at the proximal end of the tubular sheath. The flange facilitates the secure attachment of the probe cover to a surgical drape, such as a surgical drape used in the operating room as an anesthesia screen or as a screen to separate the surgical sterile field from the non-sterile field. A method of using the probe cover in conjunction with a probe during a surgical procedure is also provided, where the method includes attaching the probe cover to a surgical drape. A surgical drape that includes the probe cover is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ross A. Hutchison, Robert Dean Peterson, Jr., Ajay Y. Houde
  • Publication number: 20190247619
    Abstract: Guide extension catheters and related methods are disclosed. A guide extension catheter can comprise an elongate tube member, a push member, and a concave track. The elongate tube member can define a lumen and three distinct portions of different diameter. A distal portion can define a first diameter, a proximal portion can define a second diameter which is larger than the first diameter but smaller than a lumen of a guide catheter with which the guide extension catheter is used, and a tapered portion, positioned between the distal portion and the proximal portion, can have a variable diameter. The push member can be eccentrically coupled relative to the tube member and extends proximally therefrom for slidably positioning the tube member within and partially beyond a distal end of the guide catheter. The concave track forms a transition between the tube member and the push member, and defines a partially cylindrical opening leading into the tube member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Brenizer, Dean Peterson, Mark Wendle
  • Publication number: 20190231507
    Abstract: Implant devices for filtering blood flowing through the ostium of an atrial appendage have component structures one or more of which are expandable. Devices with component structures in their unexpanded state have a compact size suitable for intra-cutaneous delivery to an atrial appendage situs. The expandable component structures are expanded in situ to deploy the devices. A device may have sufficiently short axial length so that most or almost all of the device length may fit within the ostium region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Borillo, Dean Peterson, Gregg S. Sutton, Jeffrey Welch
  • Patent number: 10278805
    Abstract: Implant devices for filtering blood flowing through the ostium of an atrial appendage have component structures one or more of which are expandable. Devices with component structures in their unexpanded state have a compact size suitable for intra-cutaneous delivery to an atrial appendage situs. The expandable component structures are expanded in situ to deploy the devices. A device may have sufficiently short axial length so that most or almost all of the device length may fit within the ostium region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Borillo, Dean Peterson, Gregg S. Sutton, Jeffrey Welch
  • Publication number: 20190125373
    Abstract: Catheter devices, assemblies and related methods for percutaneous crossing of an occlusion in a blood vessel are disclosed. A catheter device can include a central catheter, two side tubes, and a distally-protruding, curved subintimal guidewire. The central catheter can define a central lumen that extends from a proximal end to a distal end of the central catheter. The lumen can be configured to receive a primary guidewire. The central catheter can also define at least one reentry aperture oriented transverse to the central lumen. The first and second side tubes can be coupled with the central catheter, extending along a longitudinal axis thereof, with the first side tube flanking an opposite side of the central catheter relative to the second side tube. The subintimal guidewire can extend from the first side tube, distally beyond the distal end of the central catheter, to the second side tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Teleflex Innovations S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Joshua Brenizer, Jesse Leonard Farris, III, Thomas Kouchoukos, Mark Wendle, Brandon VanHee, Dean Peterson, Steve Michael, Alexander Marine, Lyndon Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190105490
    Abstract: Guidewires and methods for transmitting electrical stimuli to a heart and for guiding and supporting the delivery of elongate treatment devices within the heart are disclosed. A guidewire can comprise an elongate body, including first and second elongate conductors, and at least first and second electrodes. A distal end portion of the elongate body can include a preformed bias shape, such as a pigtail-shaped region, on which the first and second electrodes can be located. The preformed bias shape can optionally be non-coplanar relative to an intermediate portion of the elongate body. The first and second elongate conductors can be formed of a single structure or two or more electrically connected structures. The conductors can extend from proximal end portions to distal end portions that electrically connect to the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: David Daniels, Chad Kugler, John Bridgeman, Derek Stratton, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer
  • Publication number: 20190083760
    Abstract: This patent document discloses perfusion catheters and related methods for treating complications related to CTO interventions or dilating a vessel occlusion while maintaining a passage through the treated vessel segment. A perfusion catheter can include a balloon formed of an inflatable tube and an elongate shaft having a lumen for providing inflation fluid to, or withdrawing inflation fluid from, the balloon. The inflatable tube can be coiled in a helical manner around a central axis into a series of windings. Adjacent windings can be stacked against and bonded to each other, and an inner surface of the series of windings, when inflated, can define the passage. The elongate shaft can be eccentrically attached to a proximal portion of the balloon and the shaft's lumen can be in fluid communication with the interior of the balloon, specifically the inflatable tube. The inflatable tube can include two different polymer tubes, one slightly smaller than the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Teleflex Innovations S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Howard C. Root, Chad Kugler, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer
  • Publication number: 20190071918
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include extruded articles, building components and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included. The extruded article can include a body member including a first portion comprising a first composition, the first composition comprising a polymer resin. The extruded body member can also include a second portion comprising a second composition different than the first composition. The second composition can include a polymer resin, fibers, and at least one component selected from the group consisting of at least 1% by weight particles and at least 5 phr impact modifier. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Jerome Gronlund, Jessica Kathryn Ehrlichmann, Trevor Dean Peterson, Katherine April Stephan Graham
  • Patent number: 10173052
    Abstract: Guidewires and methods for transmitting electrical stimuli to a heart and for guiding and supporting the delivery of elongate treatment devices within the heart are disclosed. A guidewire can comprise an elongate body, including first and second elongate conductors, and at least first and second electrodes. A distal end portion of the elongate body can include a preformed bias shape, such as a pigtail-shaped region, on which the first and second electrodes can be located. The preformed bias shape can optionally be non-coplanar relative to an intermediate portion of the elongate body. The first and second elongate conductors can be formed of a single structure or two or more electrically connected structures. The conductors can extend from proximal end portions to distal end portions that electrically connect to the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Teleflex Innovations S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: David Daniels, Chad Kugler, John Bridgeman, Derek Stratton, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer
  • Patent number: 10159821
    Abstract: This patent document discloses perfusion catheters and related methods for treating complications related to CTO interventions or dilating a vessel occlusion while maintaining a passage through the treated vessel segment. A perfusion catheter can include a balloon formed of an inflatable tube and an elongate shaft having a lumen for providing inflation fluid to, or withdrawing inflation fluid from, the balloon. The inflatable tube can be coiled in a helical manner around a central axis into a series of windings. Adjacent windings can be stacked against and bonded to each other, and an inner surface of the series of windings, when inflated, can define the passage. The elongate shaft can be eccentrically attached to a proximal portion of the balloon and the shaft's lumen can be in fluid communication with the interior of the balloon, specifically the inflatable tube. The inflatable tube can include two different polymer tubes, one slightly smaller than the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Teleflex Innovations S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Howard Root, Chad Kugler, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer
  • Publication number: 20180161547
    Abstract: Guide extension catheters and related methods are disclosed. A guide extension catheter can comprise an elongate tube member and a lumenless push member. The push member can be eccentrically coupled to the tube member for slidably positioning the tube member within and partially beyond a distal end of a guide catheter. At least a proximal end portion of the push member can include a cross-section defined by an arcuate first surface and an opposing second surface. The first surface can engage an inner wall surface of the guide catheter along an arc length, and the second surface can be spaced furthest from the first surface at its center point. The first surface can have the same or substantially the same radius of curvature as the guide catheter's inner wall surface, and the second surface can be flat or substantially flat. This configuration of the push member can provide an advantageous blend of stiffness and flexibility, as well as space conservation through the guide catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua Brenizer, Dean Peterson
  • Publication number: 20180140412
    Abstract: Instrumentation for percutaneous delivery of blood filtration devices to atrial appendages includes a curved access sheath and a delivery tube. A compressed filter device attached to a tether wire is loaded in the delivery tube. The access sheath and the delivery tube can be mechanically locked and moved together to place the device in a suitable deployment position. The device is deployed by expelling it from the delivery tube either by retracting the delivery tube over the tether wire, or by moving the tether wire forward through the delivery tube. A filter membrane in the deployed device extends across the appendage ostium to filter blood flow through the ostium. The filter membrane is configured to present a flat surface to atrial blood flow past the ostium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventors: Gregg S. Sutton, Jeffrey Welch, Dean A. Peterson, John B. Bridgeman, Bruce R. Youngberg
  • Patent number: 9968763
    Abstract: This patent document discloses perfusion catheters and related methods for treating complications related to CTO interventions or dilating a vessel occlusion while maintaining a passage through the treated vessel segment. A perfusion catheter can include a balloon formed of an inflatable tube and an elongate shaft having a lumen for providing inflation fluid to, or withdrawing inflation fluid from, the balloon. The inflatable tube can be coiled in a helical manner around a central axis into a series of windings. Adjacent windings can be stacked against and bonded to each other, and an inner surface of the series of windings, when inflated, can define the passage. The elongate shaft can be eccentrically attached to a proximal portion of the balloon and the shaft's lumen can be in fluid communication with the interior of the balloon, specifically the inflatable tube. The inflatable tube can include two different polymer tubes, one slightly smaller than the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Teleflex Innovations S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Howard Root, Chad Kugler, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer
  • Patent number: 9883936
    Abstract: Instrumentation for percutaneous delivery of blood filtration devices to atrial appendages includes a curved access sheath and a delivery tube. A compressed filter device attached to a tether wire is loaded in the delivery tube. The access sheath and the delivery tube can be mechanically locked and moved together to place the device in a suitable deployment position. The device is deployed by expelling it from the delivery tube either by retracting the delivery tube over the tether wire, or by moving the tether wire forward through the delivery tube. A filter membrane in the deployed device extends across the appendage ostium to filter blood flow through the ostium. The filter membrane is configured to present a flat surface to atrial blood flow past the ostium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Gregg S. Sutton, Jeffrey Welch, Dean A. Peterson, John B. Bridgeman, Bruce R. Youngberg