Patents by Inventor Eric Boone

Eric Boone 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: 10099001
    Abstract: An extracorporeal reservoir device including a housing, a venous inlet sub-assembly, and a venous filter. The venous sub-assembly is mounted to the housing and includes a downtube and a luer port connector body. The connector body extends from the downtube and forms a passageway open to a lumen of the downtube. The connector body is arranged such that fluid flow from the passageway merges with a flow path of fluid along the primary lumen at an angle of less than 90°. Secondary blood flow through the port connector body is less likely to induce turbulent flow into venous blood flow within the downtube, and is thus less likely to break up any bubbles carried by the venous blood. For example, at port flow rates of less than 500 mL/minute, fluid flow from the port connector body does not induce turbulent flow into fluid flowing through the primary lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Eric Boone, Neil Nye, Hanam Pham
  • Publication number: 20170087293
    Abstract: An extracorporeal reservoir device including a housing, a venous inlet sub-assembly, and a venous filter. The venous sub-assembly is mounted to the housing and includes a downtube and a luer port connector body. The connector body extends from the downtube and forms a passageway open to a lumen of the downtube. The connector body is arranged such that fluid flow from the passageway merges with a flow path of fluid along the primary lumen at an angle of less than 90°. Secondary blood flow through the port connector body is less likely to induce turbulent flow into venous blood flow within the downtube, and is thus less likely to break up any bubbles carried by the venous blood. For example, at port flow rates of less than 500 mL/minute, fluid flow from the port connector body does not induce turbulent flow into fluid flowing through the primary lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Eric Boone, Neil Nye, Hanam Pham
  • Patent number: 9545472
    Abstract: An extracorporeal reservoir device including a housing, a venous inlet sub-assembly, and a venous filter. The venous sub-assembly is mounted to the housing and includes a downtube and a luer port connector body. The connector body extends from the downtube and forms a passageway open to a lumen of the downtube. The connector body is arranged such that fluid flow from the passageway merges with a flow path of fluid along the primary lumen at an angle of less than 90°. Secondary blood flow through the port connector body is less likely to induce turbulent flow into venous blood flow within the downtube, and is thus less likely to break up any bubbles carried by the venous blood. For example, at port flow rates of less than 500 mL/minute, fluid flow from the port connector body does not induce turbulent flow into fluid flowing through the primary lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Eric Boone, Neil Nye, Hanam Pham
  • Publication number: 20160058260
    Abstract: A drive system for a mobile carpet cleaning apparatus that overcomes limitations of the prior art for powering a mobile carpet cleaning system in any Light, Medium or Heavy duty van or truck of Class 1 through Class 8, as classified by the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), when the van or truck is a rear wheel drive vehicle. According to the invention, both the vacuum generator and the pressure generator of the carpet cleaning system are mechanically coupled to a power take-off output of a split shaft power take off (PTO) unit positioned between the host vehicle's power plant and rear differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventor: Wayne Eric Boone
  • Publication number: 20130231601
    Abstract: An extracorporeal reservoir device including a housing, a venous inlet sub-assembly, and a venous filter. The venous sub-assembly is mounted to the housing and includes a downtube and a luer port connector body. The connector body extends from the downtube and forms a passageway open to a lumen of the downtube. The connector body is arranged such that fluid flow from the passageway merges with a flow path of fluid along the primary lumen at an angle of less than 90°. Secondary blood flow through the port connector body is less likely to induce turbulent flow into venous blood flow within the downtube, and is thus less likely to break up any bubbles carried by the venous blood. For example, at port flow rates of less than 500 mL/minute, fluid flow from the port connector body does not induce turbulent flow into fluid flowing through the primary lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael GLOSS, Eric Boone, Neil Nye, Hanam Pham
  • Patent number: 8032979
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for use with a carpet cleaning system having combined exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine and other hot exhaust gases expelled from a vacuum pump as a single input to a heat exchanger for heating the carpet cleaning fluid. A heat exchanger control system permits constant control of a stream of cleaning fluid both while the cleaning fluid is flowing through the heat exchanger and while the cleaning fluid is stagnant within the heat exchanger, without the potential overheat condition of the portion of cleaning fluid stagnant in the heat exchanger known in prior art devices that required a constant flow of the cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hydramaster North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Eric Boone
  • Patent number: 7681280
    Abstract: A platform mounted drive train for a professional carpet and floor cleaner system, the platform mounted drive train being formed of a rigid platform; a power plant having two spaced apart mounting structures secured to the rigid platform; a vacuum blower having one mounting structure secured to the rigid platform; a rigid structural connector coupled between the power plant and the vacuum blower for rigidly securing the vacuum blower in fixed lateral, angular and rotational alignment with the power plant; and a coupler assembly interfaced between an output drive of the power plant and an input drive of the vacuum blower. The drive train is optionally mounted using one or more vibration isolators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hydramaster North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles James Hayes, Wayne Eric Boone
  • Patent number: 7614112
    Abstract: A platform mounted drive train for a professional carpet and floor cleaner system, the platform mounted drive train being formed of a rigid platform; a power plant having two spaced apart mounting structures secured to the rigid platform; a vacuum blower having one mounting structure secured to the rigid platform; a rigid structural connector coupled between the power plant and the vacuum blower for rigidly securing the vacuum blower in fixed lateral, angular and rotational alignment with the power plant; and a coupler assembly interfaced between an output drive of the power plant and an input drive of the vacuum blower. The drive train is optionally mounted using one or more vibration isolators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Hydramaster North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles James Hayes, Wayne Eric Boone
  • Patent number: 7600289
    Abstract: A platform mounted drive train for a professional carpet and floor cleaner system, the platform mounted drive train being formed of a rigid platform; a power plant having two spaced apart mounting structures secured to the rigid platform; a vacuum blower having one mounting structure secured to the rigid platform; a rigid structural connector coupled between the power plant and the vacuum blower for rigidly securing the vacuum blower in fixed lateral, angular and rotational alignment with the power plant; and a coupler assembly interfaced between an output drive of the power plant and an input drive of the vacuum blower. The drive train is optionally mounted using one or more vibration isolators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hydramaster North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles James Hayes, Wayne Eric Boone
  • Publication number: 20080178417
    Abstract: A platform mounted drive train for a professional carpet and floor cleaner system, the platform mounted drive train being formed of a rigid platform; a power plant having two spaced apart mounting structures secured to the rigid platform; a vacuum blower having one mounting structure secured to the rigid platform; a rigid structural connector coupled between the power plant and the vacuum blower for rigidly securing the vacuum blower in fixed lateral, angular and rotational alignment with the power plant; and a coupler assembly interfaced between an output drive of the power plant and an input drive of the vacuum blower. The drive train is optionally mounted using one or more vibration isolators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Charles James Hayes, Wayne Eric Boone
  • Publication number: 20080178414
    Abstract: A platform mounted drive train for a professional carpet and floor cleaner system, the platform mounted drive train being formed of a rigid platform; a power plant having two spaced apart mounting structures secured to the rigid platform; a vacuum blower having one mounting structure secured to the rigid platform; a rigid structural connector coupled between the power plant and the vacuum blower for rigidly securing the vacuum blower in fixed lateral, angular and rotational alignment with the power plant; and a coupler assembly interfaced between an output drive of the power plant and an input drive of the vacuum blower. The drive train is optionally mounted using one or more vibration isolators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Charles James Hayes, Wayne Eric Boone
  • Publication number: 20070123747
    Abstract: The invention is a method and apparatus for performing beating heart surgery, in which a single articulating arm supports multiple suction pods. Once the suction pods are applied to the heart surface, tightening a cable fixes the arm in place. Then, the suction pods may be spread apart from each other to tighten the surface of the cardiac tissue lying between the suction pods. In one embodiment, fixation of the arm as well as the spreading apart of the suction pods may occur concurrently or almost concurrently through the tensioning of a single cable. Additional embodiments of the method, system and its components are shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Jack Goodman, John Hall, Vincent Testa, Eric Vroegop, William O'Neill, Cornelius Borst, Hendricus Mansvelt-Beck, Paul Grendeman
  • Patent number: 7208050
    Abstract: An interface assembly for interconnecting respective housings and output and input drive shafts of a power plant and a vacuum blower by hard mounting, the interface assembly including: an adapter plate secured to a housing of the power plant in rigid and rotationally fixed contact therewith at an output drive shaft thereof; a rigid metal casting interfaced to the adapter plate on the power plant in rigid and rotationally fixed contact therewith, the rigid metal casting further interfaced to a housing of the vacuum blower in rigid and rotationally fixed contact therewith at an input drive shaft thereof; and a rigid coupler assembly interfaced in rigid and rotationally fixed contact to each of the output and input drive shafts for transferring power from the power plant output drive shaft to the vacuum blower input drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Hydramaster Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Eric Boone, Michael Connor Palmer
  • Patent number: 7201716
    Abstract: The invention is a method and apparatus for performing beating heart surgery, in which a single articulating arm supports multiple suction pods. Once the suction pods are applied to the heart surface, tightening a cable fixes the arm in place. Then, the suction pods may be spread apart from each other to tighten the surface of the cardiac tissue lying between the suction pods. In one embodiment, fixation of the arm as well as the spreading apart of the suction pods may occur concurrently or almost concurrently through the tensioning of a single cable. Additional embodiments of the method, system and its components are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Jack Goodman, John D. Hall, Vincent J. Testa, Eric Vroegop, William G. O'Neill, Cornelius Borst, Hendricus J. Mansvelt-Beck, Paul F. Grundeman
  • Publication number: 20060049203
    Abstract: An applicator/dispenser for dispensing, mixing and/or applying a polymerizable monomeric adhesive or sealant material comprises: a body portion; an actuator movable relative to the body portion; a cavity in the body portion; and a piercing or breaking portion on the actuator. Movement of the actuator relative to the body portion moves the piercing or breaking portion into the cavity. When a container of adhesive or sealant material is at least partially disposed within the cavity, movement of the actuator relative to the body portion moves the piercing or breaking portion to rupture the container for mixing, dispensing and/or applying the adhesive or sealant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: CLOSURE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Keith D'Alessio, John Goodman, Scott Keplinger, Anthony Voiers, Daniel Tomko, William Johnson
  • Publication number: 20050215851
    Abstract: Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that apply suction through an arm vacuum lumen of an articulating arm and a suction lumen and ports of a suction member applied to the heart to stabilize or position the heart during a surgical procedure. The articulating arm is manipulated in shape while in a flexible condition or state and maintains the shape in a rigid condition or state. The arm vacuum lumen is not sealed when the articulating arm is in the flexible state and is sealed when the articulating arm is in the rigid state. Distal suction members comprise a pair of distally extending stabilizer pods mounted to be spread apart when the tensioning mechanism is operated to render the articulating arm rigid or a suction pad having flexible appendages or legs having suction ports adapted to be applied against the epicardium at or near the apex of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: David Kim, Eric Boone
  • Publication number: 20040167549
    Abstract: The invention is a method and apparatus for performing beating heart surgery, in which a single articulating arm supports multiple suction pods. Once the suction pods are applied to the heart surface, tightening a cable fixes the arm in place. Then, the suction pods may be spread apart from each other to tighten the surface of the cardiac tissue lying between the suction pods. In one embodiment, fixation of the arm as well as the spreading apart of the suction pods may occur concurrently or almost concurrently through the tensioning of a single cable. Additional embodiments of the method, system and its components are shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Jack Goodman, John D. Hall, Vincent J. Testa, Eric Vroegop, William G. O'Neill, Cornelius Borst, Hendricus J. Mansvelt-Beck, Paul F. Grundeman
  • Publication number: 20040117939
    Abstract: An interface assembly for interconnecting respective housings and output and input drive shafts of a power plant and a vacuum blower by hard mounting, the interface assembly including: an adapter plate secured to a housing of the power plant in rigid and rotationally fixed contact therewith at an output drive shaft thereof; a rigid metal casting interfaced to the adapter plate on the power plant in rigid and rotationally fixed contact therewith, the rigid metal casting further interfaced to a housing of the vacuum blower in rigid and rotationally fixed contact therewith at an input drive shaft thereof, and a rigid coupler assembly interfaced in rigid and rotationally fixed contact to each of the output and input drive shafts for transferring power from the power plant output drive shaft to the vacuum blower input drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Wayne Eric Boone, Michael Connor Palmer
  • Patent number: 6740028
    Abstract: The invention is a method and apparatus for performing beating heart surgery, in which a single articulating arm supports multiple suction pods. Once the suction pods are applied to the heart surface, tightening a cable fixes the arm in place. Then, the suction pods may be spread apart from each other to tighten the surface of the cardiac tissue lying between the suction pods. In one embodiment, fixation of the arm as well as the spreading apart of the suction pods may occur concurrently or almost concurrently through the tensioning of a single cable. Additional embodiments of the method, system and its components are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Jack Goodman, John D. Hall, Vincent J. Testa, Eric Vroegop, William G. O'Neill, Cornelius Borst, Hendricus J. Mansvelt-Beck, Paul F. Gründeman
  • Patent number: D837157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Gyrus Acmi, Inc., Gyrus Medical Limited, Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Kester J. Batchelor, Daniel Thomas, Mario Arnold, Friedemann Schreiber