Patents by Inventor Edward J. Anderson

Edward J. Anderson 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: 10751859
    Abstract: A fastener-installation system is described that includes a driver to drive a fastener into a structure and a fastener feeder to load the fastener into a loaded position of the driver. The fastener feeder includes a fastener magazine to hold a plurality of fasteners. The fastener-installation system further includes a driver head having a plurality of jaws moveable between a closed position and an expanded position. In the closed position, the plurality of jaws form a piercing tip to pierce material of the structure. Further, the jaws spread apart the material of the structure when the jaws move from the closed position to the expanded position to create a path through the material through which the fastener is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eerik J. Helmick, Edward L. White, Jennifer Elizabeth Anderson, Claire Noel Diehl, Joseph Nicholas Kochevar, Maura Elizabeth Cosman, Sophia Victoria Utset-Ward
  • Publication number: 20200217109
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an door locking assembly splice including an extension tube having opposing top and bottom ends, a lock rod connection assembly connected to the top end of the extension tube, a handle connection assembly connected to the extension tube between the top end and the bottom end of the extension tube, and a cam assembly connected to the bottom end of the extension tube, that enables a damaged door rod locking assembly to be easily, quickly, and efficiently repaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 10655369
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an door locking assembly splice including an extension tube having opposing top and bottom ends, a lock rod connection assembly connected to the top end of the extension tube, a handle connection assembly connected to the extension tube between the top end and the bottom end of the extension tube, and a cam assembly connected to the bottom end of the extension tube, that enables a damaged door rod locking assembly to be easily, quickly, and efficiently repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: STANDARD CAR TRUCK COMPANY
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20200121334
    Abstract: Systems for less invasive medical procedures comprise a filter device mounted on an integrated guiding structure and an aspiration catheter. These components can be used together or separately, and the system can be used with other medical devices that are designed for less invasive procedures, such as procedures in a patient's vasculature. The catheter can have a radiopaque band that is held in place under metal wire embedded within the polymer forming the tube of the catheter. In some embodiments, the aspiration catheter has a small diameter distal portion that can access into small diameter vessels in which the distal portion has a smaller average diameter than the remaining tube of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jason A. Galdonik, Edward J. Anderson, Kavitha Ganesan, Greg Boldenow, John Kirchgessner, Grazyna Wlodarski
  • Publication number: 20200001901
    Abstract: A locking assembly includes an elongated guide tube configured to be coupled to a first component. The guide tube is elongated in a first direction from a first end to an opposite second end. The locking assembly also includes a first pin partially disposed in the guide tube and protruding from the first end of the guide tube. The first pin can be received in a first receiver. The locking assembly also includes a second pin partially disposed in the guide tube and protruding from the second end of the guide tube. This second pin can be received in a second receiver. The locking assembly also includes a handle removably coupled with the second pin. The handle can be grasped and moved to slide the second pin relative to the guide tube and the first pin along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 10442446
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an auto-rack bridge plate locking assembly including a support bracket, a support block, a guide tube, a slidable locking pin partially positioned in the guide tube, a handle removably attachable to the locking pin by a removable roll pin, a fixed pivot pin partially positioned in the guide tube, and a spring positioned in the guide tube between the pivot pin and the locking pin. The present disclosure also provides an auto-rack railroad car bridge plate including a plate configured to extend from one auto-rack railroad car to an adjacent auto-rack railroad car, and such locking assembly connected to the plate and configured to pivotally attach the plate to one of the auto-rack rail road cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Standart Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20190242341
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fuel supply module includes a reservoir and a fuel pump carried by the reservoir. The reservoir may include a body and a lid that define an internal volume to contain a supply of fuel, and the reservoir may include an inlet through which fuel enters the internal volume and an outlet from which fuel is discharged from the fuel supply module. The fuel pump is carried by the reservoir and has a first inlet communicating with the internal volume to take fuel into the fuel pump from the internal volume and a second inlet spaced above the first inlet relative to the direction of the force of gravity to take fluid or vapors into the fuel pump from the internal volume. The fuel pump includes an outlet from which fluid is discharged for delivery to an engine through the reservoir outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Eric D. Anderson, Travis P. Baur, Elton J. Fisch, Cyrus M. Healy, Kevin L. Israelson, Gerald J. LaMarr, Jr., Robby L. Linton, Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20180326071
    Abstract: A coated balloon device for stabilizing a section of a blood vessel in a living subject is disclosed. The coating layer of the coated balloon comprises a phenolic compound having a plurality of phenolic groups connected to form a hydrophobic core with peripheral phenolic hydroxyl groups. The coating layer of the coated balloon may contain a hydrophilic polymer to facilitate the release of the phenolic compound. The balloon in general is made of a compliant polymer for atraumatic contact with the blood vessel. In some embodiments, the coating of the coated balloon device further comprises a hydrophilic undercoat layer between the balloon and the coating layer. In some embodiments, the coated balloon device further comprises a sacrificial top coating that dissolves upon delivery into the section of the blood vessel and comprises a hydrophilic composition including sugar, sugar derivatives, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew F. Ogle, Wenda C. Carlyle, Edward J. Anderson, Kishore Udipi
  • Publication number: 20180303498
    Abstract: Systems for less invasive medical procedures comprise a filter device mounted on an integrated guiding structure and an aspiration catheter. These components can be used together or separately, and the system can be used with other medical devices that are designed for less invasive procedures, such as procedures in a patient's vasculature. The catheter can have a radiopaque band that is held in place under metal wire embedded within the polymer forming the tube of the catheter. In some embodiments, the aspiration catheter has a small diameter distal portion that can access into small diameter vessels in which the distal portion has a smaller average diameter than the remaining tube of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jason A. Galdonik, Edward J. Anderson, Kabitha Ganesan, Greg Boldenow, John Kirchgessner, Grazyna Wlodarski
  • Publication number: 20180193129
    Abstract: Various devices are described to provide filtering of flow from the aorta to the left carotid artery and the right carotid artery. The filters can be brought into a desired position through one or more peripheral arteries. A single filter device can provide the desired filtering or a plurality of devices can be used. In particular a single filter device can span between the brachiocephalic artery and the left carotid artery. These filter devices can be used effectively to capture emboli generated during procedures on the heart so that emboli do not travel to the patient's brain where the emboli can cause a stroke or other adverse event. In particular, these filters can be used during percutaneous procedures on the heart, such as endovascular heart valve replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jason A. Galdonik, Matthew F. Ogle, Edward J. Anderson, Mark W.I. Webster
  • Patent number: 9937255
    Abstract: A coated balloon device for stabilizing a section of a blood vessel in a living subject is disclosed. The coating layer of the coated balloon comprises a phenolic compound having a plurality of phenolic groups connected to form a hydrophobic core with peripheral phenolic hydroxyl groups. The coating layer of the coated balloon may contain a hydrophilic polymer to facilitate the release of the phenolic compound. The balloon in general is made of a compliant polymer for atraumatic contact with the blood vessel. In some embodiments, the coating of the coated balloon device further comprises a hydrophilic undercoat layer between the balloon and the coating layer. In some embodiments, the coated balloon device further comprises a sacrificial top coating that dissolves upon delivery into the section of the blood vessel and comprises a hydrophilic composition including sugar, sugar derivatives, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NECTERO MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Ogle, Wenda C. Carlyle, Edward J. Anderson, Kishore Udipi
  • Patent number: 9758943
    Abstract: A simulated stone or brick column or retaining wall is made up of rows of masonry blocks of generally trapezoidal configuration arranged in end-to-end relation to one another in each row, each block including a recessed portion being aligned with one another in each row and each block having textured wall surfaces simulating the appearance of brick or stone along one or more wall surfaces arranged in different configurations without the necessity of interlocking the blocks together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Edward J. Anderson, Geoffrey S. Parrington, Dion T. DeMeyer
  • Publication number: 20160168702
    Abstract: A system for processing vapor. The system includes a vapor source for producing a vapor and an outlet conduit coupled to the vapor source for carrying the vapor from the vapor source. Downstream of the vapor source the outlet conduit separates into a vapor bypass conduit and a vapor feed conduit. The system further includes a first vapor control valve disposed in the bypass conduit, a second vapor control valve disposed in the feed conduit, a first vacuum chamber connected to the bypass conduit, and a second vacuum chamber connected to the feed conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher S. Lyons, Kent T. Engle, Steven R. Vanhoose, Terence D. Spawn, Joseph M. Pieper, Edward J. Anderson, Walter Stoss
  • Patent number: 9302291
    Abstract: A system for processing vapor. The system includes a vapor source for producing a vapor and an outlet conduit coupled to the vapor source for carrying the vapor from the vapor source. Downstream of the vapor source the outlet conduit separates into a vapor bypass conduit and a vapor feed conduit. The system further includes a first vapor control valve disposed in the bypass conduit, a second vapor control valve disposed in the feed conduit, a first vacuum chamber connected to the bypass conduit, and a second vacuum chamber connected to the feed conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher S. Lyons, Kent T. Engle, Steven R. Vanhoose, Terence D. Spawn, Joseph M. Pieper, Edward J. Anderson, Walter Stoss
  • Patent number: 9295426
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for contacting a surface of a patient's body to determine a physiologic parameter in a measurement region of a tissue of the patient. The device typically comprises a sensor responsive to the physiologic parameter and a probe housing the sensor. The probe is constructed to allow the sensor to be secured at a sensing site adjacent to the measurement region, without disturbing the blood flow within the measurement region of the tissue. The device may also include a means for reducing interference in the sensing area. Preferably, the device further comprises an indicating means operably connected to the sensor for indicating an analyte quantity and/or concentration associated with the physiologic parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ExoStat Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Anderson, Brandon W. Reynolds, Kent R. Winger, Victor E. Kimball
  • Patent number: 8996090
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for contacting a surface of a tissue within a patient's body to determine a physiologic parameter of the patient. The device typically comprises a sensor responsive to the physiologic parameter and a probe housing the sensor. The probe is constructed to allow the sensor to be secured at a sensing area adjacent to a surface of a patient's tissue, without need for an adhesive and without disturbing the blood flow within the measurement region of the tissue. The device may also include a means for reducing interference in the sensing area. Preferably, the device further comprises an indicating means operably connected to the sensor for indicating an analyte quantity and/or concentration associated with the physiologic parameter. The invention also provides a method for determining a physiologic parameter of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Exostat Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Anderson, Brandon W. Reynolds, Kent R. Winger, Victor E. Kimball
  • Patent number: 8911468
    Abstract: The methods and devices disclosed herein pertain to the percutaneous treatment of various forms of aortic dissection by at least partially filling the false lumen of the aortic dissection with a stabilization agent percutaneously and steps to decrease the size of the false lumen using the devices. Fluid maybe aspirated from the false lumen to decrease the volume of the false lumen. And the entrance opening between the true lumen and the false lumen may be sealed with a sealing agent such as a biocompatible adhesive. The medical devices disclosed herein generally comprise an extendable sealing element that is used in conjunction with a catheter to expand the true lumen while reducing the size of the false lumen. The device has the ability to aspirate and/or deliver fluid containing the stabilization agent into the false lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Vatrix Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Ogle, Edward J. Anderson, Todd D. Reil, Wenda C. Carlyle
  • Publication number: 20140178567
    Abstract: A system for processing vapor. The system includes a vapor source for producing a vapor and an outlet conduit coupled to the vapor source for carrying the vapor from the vapor source. Downstream of the vapor source the outlet conduit separates into a vapor bypass conduit and a vapor feed conduit. The system further includes a first vapor control valve disposed in the bypass conduit, a second vapor control valve disposed in the feed conduit, a first vacuum chamber connected fluidically coupled to the bypass conduit, and a second vacuum chamber connected fluidically coupled to the feed conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher S. Lyons, Kent T. Engle, Steven R. Vanhoose, Terence D. Spawn, Joseph M. Pieper, Edward J. Anderson, Walter Stoss
  • Patent number: 8658248
    Abstract: A method for atomizing a liquid including providing an atomizer having a liquid supply conduit having an outlet at one end, a gas supply conduit opening into a port in the liquid supply conduit upstream of the outlet, and a means for imparting vibrational energy to the atomizer. In an embodiment, the liquid supply conduit and gas supply conduit are coaxially displaced relative to one another. The method further includes flowing liquid through the liquid supply conduit to the outlet while simultaneously flowing gas through the gas supply conduit, and imparting vibrational energy to the atomizer to atomize the liquid exiting from the outlet. The introduction of gas at the port results in a spray of droplets with improved dimensional properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward J. Anderson, Jesus R. Ramos
  • Patent number: 8574264
    Abstract: A closure device for sealing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the heart includes a left atrial anchor adapted to be placed in a left atrium of the heart, a tether fixedly connected to the left atrial anchor and adapted to extend through the passageway of the PFO, a right atrial anchor adapted to be placed in a right atrium of the heart and moved along the tether, and a lock for securing the position of the right atrial anchor along the tether. The left and right atrial anchors preferably include a plurality of arms formed as loops and may include means for securing each arm in case of fracture in the loop. After the closure device is positioned, a cutting tool may sever the portion of the tether proximal of the right atrial anchor. The closure device can be retrieved during delivery, including by use of a snare catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Blaeser, Jerome K. Grudem, Jr., Scott A. Olson, Mark R. Christianson, Scott M. Hanson, Edward J. Anderson, Patrick P. Russo, Dennis W. Wahr