Patents by Inventor Diane L. Olson

Diane L. Olson 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: 20200197003
    Abstract: A device for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue includes a pilot member and a staple push rod. In some embodiments, the pilot member has a distal end and at least a pair of prongs extending from the distal end. The prongs are configured to form pilot holes when the distal end of the pilot member is pressed against the target tissue. The staple push rod is disposed within at least a portion of the pilot member and slidable relative thereto. The staple push rod includes at least a pair of stakes. Each stake is dimensioned to engage a surface of a staple to apply pushing forces thereto. Each stake is positioned relative to a prong along an inner surface of the pilot member so that the stakes advance into the pilot holes when the stakes are moved in a distal direction. Methods for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Publication number: 20200164390
    Abstract: A spray tip includes a cylindrical body having a through hole oriented along a fluid flow axis, and a spray outlet piece and upstream chamber piece located in the through hole. The spray outlet piece includes an outlet aperture configured to atomize a spray fluid. The upstream chamber piece includes an internal aperture wall with an upstream surface and a downstream surface, and an aperture through the wall. The aperture includes an inlet orifice and an outlet orifice. The spray tip further includes a turbulation chamber defined by the spray outlet piece and the upstream chamber piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jimmy Wing Sum Tam, Diane L. Olson, Robert W. Kinne
  • Patent number: 10653415
    Abstract: Devices for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue include a sheath and a staple push rod. The sheath has a distal end configured to be pressed against the target tissue. The staple push rod is disposed within at least a portion of the sheath and is slidable relative thereto. The staple push rod includes a pair of stakes. Each stake is dimensioned to abut a surface of a staple to apply pushing forces thereto. The stakes are biased to assume a bow-like shape such that an intermediate portion of a staple extends tautly between the first stake and the second stake when the stakes are extending beyond the distal end of the tubular member. Methods for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Patent number: 10568622
    Abstract: A device for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue includes a pilot member and a staple push rod. In some embodiments, the pilot member has a distal end and at least a pair of prongs extending from the distal end. The prongs are configured to form pilot holes when the distal end of the pilot member is pressed against the target tissue. The staple push rod is disposed within at least a portion of the pilot member and slidable relative thereto. The staple push rod includes at least a pair of stakes. Each stake is dimensioned to engage a surface of a staple to apply pushing forces thereto. Each stake is positioned relative to a prong along an inner surface of the pilot member so that the stakes advance into the pilot holes when the stakes are moved in a distal direction. Methods for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Publication number: 20200000462
    Abstract: A staple for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may include first and second arms, and first and second flukes. In some embodiments, the first arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and the second arm has a proximal end and a distal end. A bridge extends from the proximal end of the first arm to the proximal end of the second arm. The first fluke has a proximal end abutting the distal end of the first arm, and the first fluke extends distally from the first arm. The first fluke has a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the first arm and is mounted eccentrically thereto. The first fluke includes a proximal surface projecting at an outward angle in a proximal direction away from the distal end of the first arm to engage the tissue or bone when inserted therein. The second fluke has similar features. This arrangement causes the first and second flukes to rotate in response to a pullout force on the bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Patent number: 10426464
    Abstract: A staple for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may include first and second arms, and first and second flukes. In some embodiments, the first arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and the second arm has a proximal end and a distal end. A bridge extends from the proximal end of the first arm to the proximal end of the second arm. The first fluke has a proximal end abutting the distal end of the first arm, and the first fluke extends distally from the first arm. The first fluke has a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the first arm and is mounted eccentrically thereto. The first fluke includes a proximal surface projecting at an outward angle in a proximal direction away from the distal end of the first arm to engage the tissue or bone when inserted therein. The second fluke has similar features. This arrangement causes the first and second flukes to rotate in response to a pullout force on the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Publication number: 20190275539
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a sprayer having a blower that outputs a HVLP flow of air into a hose, the hose connecting with a spray gun. A pressure sensor measures pressure of the HVLP air within the hose via a tube that branches from a fitting to which the hose connects. If the sensor indicates that the pressure level has increased above a threshold amount, indicating that the trigger of the spray gun is not being actuated, then power output to the blower is reduced (e.g., stopped). HVLP air is trapped within the hose by two valves when the trigger is not actuated. When the sensor indicates that the pressure level has decreased, corresponding to release of the trapped HVLP air into the gun for spraying by actuation of the trigger, power to the blower is increased (e.g., resumed).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Diane L. Olson
  • Patent number: 10328442
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a sprayer having a blower that outputs a HVLP flow of air into a hose, the hose connecting with a spray gun. A pressure sensor measures pressure of the HVLP air within the hose via a tube that branches from a fitting to which the hose connects. If the sensor indicates that the pressure level has increased above a threshold amount, indicating that the trigger of the spray gun is not being actuated, then power output to the blower is reduced (e.g., stopped). HVLP air is trapped within the hose by two valves when the trigger is not actuated. When the sensor indicates that the pressure level has decreased, corresponding to release of the trapped HVLP air into the gun for spraying by actuation of the trigger, power to the blower is increased (e.g., resumed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Diane L. Olson
  • Publication number: 20180207662
    Abstract: A spray gun includes a gun body having a front body portion and a spray cap assembly attached to the front body portion of the gun body. The spray cap assembly includes a nozzle assembly and a spray cap positioned over the nozzle assembly. The nozzle assembly includes a nozzle piece configured to attach to the front body portion of the gun body and an air flow guide surrounding the nozzle piece. The spray cap interfaces with the air flow guide. The air flow guide is configured to engage with the nozzle piece so that the air flow guide is prevented from moving past the nozzle piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Kirsten N. Norman, Craig J. Wojciechowski, Diane L. Olson, Dale C. Pemberton
  • Publication number: 20180200743
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a handheld paint sprayer for spraying a paint. The sprayer can comprise a shell body comprising a door that, when opened, exposes an opening into an interior of the shell body, the door configured to close over the opening. The sprayer can further comprise a trigger connected to a handle, a motor in the interior, and a paint reservoir connected to the shell body. The sprayer can further comprise a nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir and a pump located in the interior of the shell body. The pump is operated by the motor, the pump configured to pump the paint from the reservoir out of the nozzle as a spray. The pump is removable from the interior of the shell body through the opening when the door is opened but is not removable through the opening when the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Charles W. Dawson, Diane L. Olson, Pamela J. Muetzel
  • Publication number: 20180169692
    Abstract: A spray gun adapter establishes fluid communication between a fluid pump of a handheld airless spray gun and an applicator accessory. The adapter comprises an adapter body, a head attached to the adapter body, and a protrusion. The adapter body comprises an upper portion, a lower portion, a radial inlet located in a sidewall of the adapter body between the upper and lower portions, and an adapter bore having a first diameter in fluid communication with the radial inlet. The head attached to the adapter body is attached at the upper portion of the adapter body. The head comprises a cavity in fluid communication with the adapter bore and having a second diameter larger than the first diameter, an adapter outlet located in the upper portion of the adapter body and in fluid communication with the cavity, and a handle extending radially from the head. The protrusion extends radially from the adapter body between the upper portion and the lower portion of the adapter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Diane L. Olson, Steven Dale Becker
  • Publication number: 20170239675
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a sprayer having a blower that outputs a HVLP flow of air into a hose, the hose connecting with a spray gun. A pressure sensor measures pressure of the HVLP air within the hose via a tube that branches from a fitting to which the hose connects. If the sensor indicates that the pressure level has increased above a threshold amount, indicating that the trigger of the spray gun is not being actuated, then power output to the blower is reduced (e.g., stopped). HVLP air is trapped within the hose by two valves when the trigger is not actuated. When the sensor indicates that the pressure level has decreased, corresponding to release of the trapped HVLP air into the gun for spraying by actuation of the trigger, power to the blower is increased (e.g., resumed).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Diane L. Olson
  • Publication number: 20120018545
    Abstract: The invention, generally (10), has an injection molded box (12), in which is mounted a small air compressor (14). The modular assembly (16) can be installed in place of the intake filters (18) on an HVLP spray system (20), with the filter componentry (18) being relocated to the air intake side (22) of the compressor package (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Diane L. Olson, Mark D. Shultz, Craig J. Wojciechowski
  • Publication number: 20110290914
    Abstract: An HVLP spray system and toolbox design offers a fully integrated system that is durable on the jobsite, has internal storage for all basic tools needed to do the job and offers integrated user features specific to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Diane L. Olson, Michael D. Vangstad, Craig J. Wojclachowski, Keith A. Christensen
  • Patent number: 7950598
    Abstract: An air-assisted sprayer comprises a platform, an air reservoir, a fluid reservoir, a spray cap and a dual flow valve. The air reservoir extends through the platform and is configured to receive a source of pressurized air. The fluid reservoir extends through the platform to intersect the air reservoir, and is configured to receive a source of pressurized fluid. The spray cap is configured to receive pressurized air from the air reservoir and pressurized fluid from the fluid reservoir to discharge a stream of atomized fluid from the platform. The dual flow valve is positioned within the platform to intersect the air reservoir and the fluid reservoir to simultaneously vary volumetric flow rates of the pressurized air and the pressurized fluid over a range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Diane L. Olson, Daniel R. Johnson, Pamela J. Muetzel
  • Patent number: D758536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Diane L. Olson, David J. Thompson
  • Patent number: D759199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Steve J. Wrobel, Charles W. Dawson, Diane L. Olson
  • Patent number: D814610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Dawson, Diane L. Olson, Pamela J. Muetzel
  • Patent number: D844106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Dawson, Diane L. Olson, Pamela J. Muetzel
  • Patent number: D857162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Dawson, Diane L. Olson, Pamela J. Muetzel