Patents by Inventor Don Hannula

Don Hannula 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: 20200138417
    Abstract: An anatomical specimen collection device and system enabling a higher capacity, extended filtering capability and easy removal of the specimen while avoiding blockage or clogging. The anatomical specimen collection device includes a removable flexible nozzle with a distal end configured for mating with a variety of suction instruments and a removable axial filter element surrounded by a negative pressure environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: John M. Abrahams, Michael R. Bielski, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 10636566
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Steven Reichenbach, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20190318870
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Carine HOARAU, Steven REICHENBACH, Don HANNULA
  • Patent number: 10373756
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Steven Reichenbach, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20170202579
    Abstract: A bone dust collection device includes a bone dust collection structure defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end and a distal end. The bone dust collection structure has a transverse plate member connected at or in the vicinity of the proximal end to a cylindrical wall defining an aperture at the distal end for receiving and collecting bone dust. The aperture extends proximally and includes a filtration member disposed therein. The filtration member causes at least partial separation of fluid from the bone dust via the fluid passing proximally through the filtration member. The bone dust collection structure enables removal of bone dust collected therein. A method of collecting an anatomical specimen includes generating an anatomical specimen in particulate form at a surgical site of a subject; collecting the particulate accumulated in the collection device; and packing the collected particulate into a region of interest in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Osteomedix, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Abrahams, Michael R. Bielski, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 9351685
    Abstract: An optical sensor, having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side of the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side of the cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for re-attachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can he serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul D. Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan I. Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 9265464
    Abstract: An optical sensor having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side of the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side of the cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for re-attachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can be serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul D. Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan I. Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20140265620
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Carine HOARAU, Steven REICHENBACH, Don HANNULA
  • Publication number: 20140272924
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to devices, systems and methods for transplanting and growing human fetal organs within non-human animal hosts. In some embodiments, a method for transplanting an organ from a human fetus in a non-human animal host includes fluidically coupling the fetal organ to the blood circulation system of an immunocompromised non-human animal host such that the organ receives arterial blood flow from the non-human animal host. The blood pressure of the arterial blood flow entering the fetal organ is controlled to be compatible with the blood pressure of the organ from the human fetus. In some embodiments, the blood pressure of the blood flow to the fetal organ is controlled using a blood flow control device that includes an inflatable cuff in pressure contact with a blood vessel of the non-human animal host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ganogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Chang, Jay Gu, Eugene Gu, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20140135600
    Abstract: An optical sensor, having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side ate cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for re-attachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can he serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul D. Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan I. Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 8483790
    Abstract: The present invention provides non-adhesive oximeter sensors for patients with sensitive skin. Sensors of the present invention include a light emitting diode (LED) and a photodetector. The LED and the photodetector may be covered by a reflective mask and a faraday shield. Sensors of the present invention have a non-adhesive laminated layer. The non-adhesive layer contacts, but does not stick to, the patient's skin. When the sensor is removed from the patient, the non-adhesive layer does not tear or irritate the patient's skin. The non-adhesive layer preferably has a large static coefficient of friction. Sensors of the present invention can also have hook-and-loop layers. The sensor can be attached to the patient's body by wrapping the sensor around the patient and engaging the hook layer to the loop layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Don Hannula, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 8433383
    Abstract: An optical sensor having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side of the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side of the cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for reattachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can be serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 8412297
    Abstract: Forehead oximetry sensor devices and methods for determining physiological parameters using forehead oximetry sensors. One method includes placing an oximetry sensor on the forehead of a patient, such that the sensor is placed on the lower forehead region, above the eyebrow with the sensor optics placed lateral of the iris and proximal the temple; and operating the pulse oximeter to obtain the physiological parameter. In one aspect, the method also includes providing and placing a headband over the oximetry sensor, or alternately, the sensor is a headband-integrated sensor. The headband has an elastic segment sized to fit around the patient's head. The headband also includes a non-elastic segment that is smaller than and attached with the elastic segment. The non-elastic segment is sized to span a portion of the elastic segment when the elastic segment is stretched. In addition, the non-elastic segment is larger than the portion of the elastic segment it spans when the elastic segment is not stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Don Hannula, Donald E. Bebout, Michael Patrick O'Neil
  • Patent number: 7979102
    Abstract: A method for use and an improved oximeter sensor substrate that is conforming to the shape of the patient's forehead. In one embodiment, the present invention is an oximeter sensor, having a substrate with a shape similar to a shape of at least a portion of a patient's forehead and including a section adapted to substantially fit over a portion of a forehead of a patient; an emitter disposed on the substrate at a position located on the section; and a detector disposed on the substrate at a distance from the emitter. In one embodiment, the substrate includes a hat that holds the emitter and the detector in a spaced-part manner against the patient's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Don Hannula, Paul Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 7899509
    Abstract: Forehead oximetry sensor devices and methods for determining physiological parameters using forehead oximetry sensors. One method includes placing an oximetry sensor on the forehead of a patient, such that the sensor is placed on the lower forehead region, above the eyebrow with the sensor optics placed lateral of the iris and proximal the temple; and operating the pulse oximeter to obtain the physiological parameter. In one aspect, the method also includes providing and placing a headband over the oximetry sensor, or alternately, the sensor is a headband-integrated sensor. The headband has an elastic segment sized to fit around the patient's head. The headband also includes a non-elastic segment that is smaller than and attached with the elastic segment. The non-elastic segment is sized to span a portion of the elastic segment when the elastic segment is stretched. In addition, the non-elastic segment is larger than the portion of the elastic segment it spans when the elastic segment is not stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Don Hannula, Donald E. Bebout, Michael Patrick O'Neil
  • Patent number: 7877126
    Abstract: A method for use and an improved oximeter sensor substrate that is conforming to the shape of the patient's forehead. In one embodiment, the present invention is an oximeter sensor, having a substrate with a shape similar to a shape of at least a portion of a patient's forehead and including a section adapted to substantially fit over a portion of a forehead of a patient; an emitter disposed on the substrate at a position located on the section; and a detector disposed on the substrate at a distance from the emitter. In one embodiment, the substrate includes a hat that holds the emitter and the detector in a spaced-part manner against the patient's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Don Hannula, Paul Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 7877127
    Abstract: A method for use and an improved oximeter sensor substrate that is conforming to the shape of the patient's forehead. In one embodiment, the present invention is an oximeter sensor, having a substrate with a shape similar to a shape of at least a portion of a patient's forehead and including a section adapted to substantially fit over a portion of a forehead of a patient; an emitter disposed on the substrate at a position located on the section; and a detector disposed on the substrate at a distance from the emitter. In one embodiment, the substrate includes a hat that holds the emitter and the detector in a spaced-part manner against the patient's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Don Hannula, Paul Mannheimer
  • Publication number: 20110009723
    Abstract: Forehead oximetry sensor devices and methods for determining physiological parameters using forehead oximetry sensors. One method includes placing an oximetry sensor on the forehead of a patient, such that the sensor is placed on the lower forehead region, above the eyebrow with the sensor optics placed lateral of the iris and proximal the temple; and operating the pulse oximeter to obtain the physiological parameter. In one aspect, the method also includes providing and placing a headband over the oximetry sensor, or alternately, the sensor is a headband-integrated sensor. The headband has an elastic segment sized to fit around the patient's head. The headband also includes a non-elastic segment that is smaller than and attached with the elastic segment. The non-elastic segment is sized to span a portion of the elastic segment when the elastic segment is stretched. In addition, the non-elastic segment is larger than the portion of the elastic segment it spans when the elastic segment is not stretched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Don Hannula, Donald E. Bebout, Michael Patrick O'Neil
  • Patent number: 7822453
    Abstract: Forehead oximetry sensor devices and methods for determining physiological parameters using forehead oximetry sensors. One method includes placing an oximetry sensor on the forehead of a patient, such that the sensor is placed on the lower forehead region, above the eyebrow with the sensor optics placed lateral of the iris and proximal the temple; and operating the pulse oximeter to obtain the physiological parameter. In one aspect, the method also includes providing and placing a headband over the oximetry sensor, or alternately, the sensor is a headband-integrated sensor. The headband has an elastic segment sized to fit around the patient's head. The headband also includes a non-elastic segment that is smaller than and attached with the elastic segment. The non-elastic segment is sized to span a portion of the elastic segment when the elastic segment is stretched. In addition, the non-elastic segment is larger than the portion of the elastic segment it spans when the elastic segment is not stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Don Hannula, Donald E. Bebout, Michael Patrick O'Neil
  • Patent number: 7813779
    Abstract: A method for use and an improved oximeter sensor substrate that is conforming to the shape of the patient's forehead. In one embodiment, the present invention is an oximeter sensor, having a substrate with a shape similar to a shape of at least a portion of a patient's forehead and including a section adapted to substantially fit over a portion of a forehead of a patient; an emitter disposed on the substrate at a position located on the section; and a detector disposed on the substrate at a distance from the emitter. In one embodiment, the substrate includes a hat that holds the emitter and the detector in a spaced-part manner against the patient's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Don Hannula, Paul Mannheimer