Patents by Inventor Devin M. Nelson

Devin M. Nelson 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: 11071626
    Abstract: Various features and associated advantages are described for diametrically adjustable support structures, adjustable valve structures, removable/replaceable valve structures, and associated systems and methods. Although some examples are directed toward prosthetic valve that is a conduit having a valve structure, or a “valved conduit” (e.g., used to replace a pulmonary valve and a portion of the corresponding pulmonary artery or an aortic valve and the aortic root), and other examples are directed toward prosthetic valves implanted native valve orifices (e.g., to replace an aortic or mitral valve), the features and advantages of the structures associated with those examples are interchangeable regardless of a particular application for which the examples are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle W. Colavito, Dustin V. Dienno, Paul D. Goodman, Brandon C. Hedberg, Brandon A. Lurie, Devin M. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200121307
    Abstract: A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member. In some embodiments, a sealing member is in contact with the wire frame. In some embodiments, the sealing member is configured to define one or more openings in the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler J. Brown, Khoa Hua, Devin M. Nelson, Keith O. Rust
  • Publication number: 20190282360
    Abstract: Various features and associated advantages are described for diametrically adjustable support structures, adjustable valve structures, removable/replaceable valve structures, and associated systems and methods. Although some examples are directed toward prosthetic valve that is a conduit having a valve structure, or a “valved conduit” (e.g., used to replace a pulmonary valve and a portion of the corresponding pulmonary artery or an aortic valve and the aortic root), and other examples are directed toward prosthetic valves implanted native valve orifices (e.g., to replace an aortic or mitral valve), the features and advantages of the structures associated with those examples are interchangeable regardless of a particular application for which the examples are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle W. Colavito, Dustin V. Dienno, Paul D. Goodman, Brandon C. Hedberg, Brandon A. Lurie, Devin M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10368853
    Abstract: A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member. In some embodiments, a sealing member is in contact with the wire frame. In some embodiments, the sealing member is configured to define one or more openings in the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. Brown, Khoa Hua, Devin M. Nelson, Keith O. Rust
  • Publication number: 20180042592
    Abstract: A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member. In some embodiments, a sealing member is in contact with the wire frame. In some embodiments, the sealing member is configured to define one or more openings in the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Tyler J. Brown, Khoa Hua, Devin M. Nelson, Keith O. Rust
  • Patent number: 9808230
    Abstract: A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member. In some embodiments, a sealing member is in contact with the wire frame. In some embodiments, the sealing member is configured to define one or more openings in the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. Brown, Khoa Hua, Devin M. Nelson, Keith O. Rust
  • Publication number: 20150351731
    Abstract: A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member. In some embodiments, a sealing member is in contact with the wire frame. In some embodiments, the sealing member is configured to define one or more openings in the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tyler J. Brown, Khoa Hua, Devin M. Nelson, Keith O. Rust
  • Patent number: 8813330
    Abstract: A method for tuning resonant spring assembly systems used in appliances such as power toothbrushes, particularly leaf spring systems, includes the step of measuring the frequency-dependent amplitude of the appliance workpiece, and then removing a portion of the spring member so as to decrease its spring rate sufficiently that the resonant frequency of the spring member closely approximates the drive frequency of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Lolbneggar, Piet C. J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paul L. W. M. Barten, D. I. Stephan Leitner
  • Publication number: 20130000093
    Abstract: A method for tuning resonant spring assembly systems used in appliances such as power toothbrushes, particularly leaf spring systems, includes the step of measuring the frequency-dependent amplitude of the appliance workpiece, and then removing a portion of the spring member so as to decrease its spring rate sufficiently that the resonant frequency of the spring member closely approximates the drive frequency of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Lolbneggar, Piet C.J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus L.W.M. Barten, D.I. Stephan Leitner
  • Patent number: 7067945
    Abstract: The apparatus for converting side-to-side to rotational motion for a workpiece includes a spring assembly with a movable base mounting element which is driven in a slightly arcuate reciprocal side-to-side motion and a fixed mounting element spaced apart from the base element and mounted in the appliance so that it does not rotate or move in operation of the apparatus. A spring member, such as two planar leaf springs positioned at an angle to each other, is mounted between the movable base element and the fixed mounting element. A drive shaft member extends from the movable base element through the fixed mounting element and beyond. A workpiece such as a brushhead is mounted on the distal end of the drive shaft. The spring member is configured so that it is substantially less resistant to twisting action than bending action, such that the side-to-side motion of the base element results in rotation of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Loibnegger, Piet C. J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus L. W. M. Barten, D. I. Stephan Leitner
  • Publication number: 20030204924
    Abstract: The apparatus for converting side-to-side to rotational motion for a workpiece includes a spring assembly with a movable base mounting element which is driven in a slightly arcuate reciprocal side-to-side motion and a fixed mounting element spaced apart from the base element and mounted in the appliance so that it does not rotate or move in operation of the apparatus. A spring member, such as two planar leaf springs positioned at an angle to each other, is mounted between the movable base element and the fixed mounting element. A drive shaft member extends from the movable base element through the fixed mounting element and beyond. A workpiece such as a brushhead is mounted on the distal end of the drive shaft. The spring member is configured so that it is substantially less resistant to twisting action than bending action, such that the side-to-side motion of the base element results in rotation of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Loibnegger, Piet C.J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus L.W.M. Barten, D.I. Stephan Leitner