Patents by Inventor Derek Wise

Derek Wise 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: 20240165802
    Abstract: A server for scheduling mobile robots to perform tasks includes: a memory; and a processor configured to: obtain a planning period divided into a plurality of timeslots; obtain input constraints including (i) a number of mobile robots in a robot pool, (ii) a number of docks and (iii) a target number of active robots; obtain robot parameters and generate a robot agent based on the robot parameters for each mobile robot; define a work weight and a charge weight for each timeslot; determine, by each respective robot agent, a schedule portion based on the work weights, the charge weights and the robot parameters, the schedule portion selecting, for each timeslot for the mobile robot to work or to charge; and in response to determining that a finalization condition and the input constraints are satisfied by the schedule portions, send the schedule portions to each mobile robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Annelise Pruitt, Tori Fujinami, Agustin MacGregor Sevilla, Rahul Rao, Derek King, Daniel Rovner, Gilberto Marcon dos Santos, Achal Arvind, Melonee Wise, Jenna Stephanie Guergah
  • Publication number: 20240142985
    Abstract: A method includes: storing an occupancy map for a facility, the occupancy map defining: for each of a plurality of regions in the facility, a current occupancy for a present time value, and for each of at least a subset of the regions, a future occupancy for a subsequent time value; generating a path from a current pose of a mobile robot in the facility to a target pose, based on the current and future occupancies; in response to execution of the path at the mobile robot, capturing sensor data representing a vicinity of the mobile robot; detecting an obstacle from the sensor data; and transmitting occupancy data for generating an updated occupancy map including an updated future occupancy for at least one of the subset of regions, the occupancy data including obstacle data indicating a location of the obstacle, and path data defining the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Melonee Wise, Aaron Hoy, Derek King, Micaela Angeli, Chinmay Shah
  • Publication number: 20240131735
    Abstract: A method includes: at a mobile robot, travelling according to a current path; using a sensor of the mobile robot, capturing sensor data representing a vicinity of the mobile robot; detecting, based on the sensor data, an obstacle obstructing the current path; in response to detecting the obstacle, outputting a request for a status change corresponding to the obstacle; receiving at the mobile robot, in response to the request for a status change, data defining an updated status of the obstacle; selecting, based on the updated status data, a navigational action between (i) continuing to travel according to the current path and (ii) generating a new path circumventing the obstacle; and executing the selected navigational action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Melonee Wise, Aaron Hoy, Derek King, Micaela Angeli, Chinmay Shah
  • Publication number: 20240134378
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, at a mobile robot from a central server, a rescue command including a rescue location corresponding to an incapacitated mobile robot; controlling a locomotive assembly of the mobile robot to travel towards the rescue location; capturing, using a sensor of the mobile robot, sensor data representing the rescue location; at the mobile robot, identifying the incapacitated mobile robot from the sensor data; controlling the locomotive assembly to position the mobile robot in a predetermined pose relative to the incapacitated robot; and controlling a charging interface of the mobile robot to transfer energy from a battery of the mobile robot to a battery of the incapacitated mobile robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Melonee Wise, Derek King, Jenna Guergah
  • Publication number: 20240131709
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes: a chassis supporting a locomotive assembly; a sensor; a processor configured, in a guided travel mode, to: detect an external force applied to the chassis in a first direction; control the sensor to capture sensor data corresponding to a physical environment of the mobile robot; detect, based on the sensor data, an operational constraint in the physical environment; determine, based on the detected operational constraint, a feedback force in a second direction opposite the first direction; and controlling the locomotive assembly according to the feedback force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Achal Arvind, Benjamin Narin, Melonee Wise, Derek King
  • Publication number: 20240131703
    Abstract: A method includes: storing, at a mobile robot, a local repository of self-assigned task definitions; determining, at a processor of the mobile robot, that a local activity metric associated with tasks assigned to the mobile robot by a central server meets an idle criterion; in response to determining that the local activity metric meets the idle criterion, selecting, by the processor, one of the self-assigned task definitions from the local repository; and initiating execution of a self-assigned task corresponding to the selected self-assigned task definition at the mobile robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Melonee Wise, Aaron Hoy, Derek King, Micaela Angeli, Chinmay Shah
  • Publication number: 20210378646
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Patent number: 11134933
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Patent number: 10426936
    Abstract: An intravascular balloon catheter that may include, for example, a first elongate member having a proximal end, an opening at the distal end and a lumen therebetween, a balloon defining a cavity, the balloon having a proximal waist sealingly attached to the first elongate member proximal the distal end, a distal waist, and a tubular portion therebetween, a second elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween, the second elongate member disposed in the first elongate member and sealingly attached to the balloon distal waist, and a stopper attached to the second elongate member and disposed in the balloon cavity distal the distal end of the first elongate member, the stopper having an outer profile that prevents movement of the first elongate member thereover the first elongate member having an inner diameter at the distal end large enough to permit the passage of fluid therethrough over the second elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dominick Godin, John Blix, Derek Wise, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20190142406
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Publication number: 20160271376
    Abstract: An intravascular balloon catheter that may include, for example, a first elongate member having a proximal end, an opening at the distal end and a lumen therebetween, a balloon defining a cavity, the balloon having a proximal waist sealingly attached to the first elongate member proximal the distal end, a distal waist, and a tubular portion therebetween, a second elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween, the second elongate member disposed in the first elongate member and sealingly attached to the balloon distal waist, and a stopper attached to the second elongate member and disposed in the balloon cavity distal the distal end of the first elongate member, the stopper having an outer profile that prevents movement of the first elongate member thereover the first elongate member having an inner diameter at the distal end large enough to permit the passage of fluid therethrough over the second elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dominick Godin, John Blix, Derek Wise, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Patent number: 9445799
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Patent number: 9445798
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Publication number: 20150133994
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Publication number: 20140288591
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Patent number: 8777974
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140135827
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Patent number: 8694076
    Abstract: The invention relates to an expandable marker device having a pre-delivery state, a delivery state and at least one active region. The at least one active region incorporates electroactive polymer material. In addition, the expandable marker includes at least one radiopaque material to enhance observation through a medical imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Karl A. Jagger, Derek Sutermeister, Angela Kornkven Volk, Derek Wise, Matt Heidner
  • Patent number: 7939979
    Abstract: An electrically powered linear actuator having a thrust assembly, a motor with a rotor surrounding at least a portion of the thrust assembly and a rotary encoder with a rotation sensing member rotatable with the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Tol-O-Matic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Hochhalter, Derek Wise, Paul B. Gladen
  • Patent number: 7919910
    Abstract: An expandable medical balloon having at least one static state, at least one expanded state, and at least one deflated state, the expandable medical balloon including at least one active region, the at least one active region including electroactive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Derek Wise, Derek Sutermeister, Yousef Alkhatib, Daniel Gregorich, Adam Jennigs, Matt Heidner, Dominick Godin, Richard C. Gunderson, John Blix, Karl A. Jagger, Angela Kornkven Volk