Patents by Inventor Eric Robert

Eric Robert 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: 10905552
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic device includes a coaption portion, paddles, and clasps. The paddles having an outer portion and inner portion. The paddles are extendable from a folded closed position to an open position. A clasp is attached to each of the paddles. The clasps have a fixed arm attached to the inner portion of the paddle and a hoop-shaped moveable arm having a barbed portion. A hinge portion connects the fixed arm to the moveable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Robert Dixon, Jensen Chen, Guillermo W. Moratorio, Hengchu Cao, Douglas Thomas Dominick, Sergio Delgado
  • Patent number: 10905553
    Abstract: An exemplary valve repair device for repairing a valve of a patient has a paddle, and a clasp. The clasp has a fixed arm attached to the paddle and a moveable arm. The moveable arm includes barbs that are spaced apart from a connection between the moveable arm and the fixed arm. The moveable arm is movable between open and closed positions relative to the fixed arm. The moveable arm has a weakened portion between the barbs and the connection between the moveable arm and the fixed arm. Applying tension to the movable arm in a retraction direction stretches the moveable arm and moves the barbs in the retraction direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Lauren R. Freschauf, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Patent number: 10910683
    Abstract: This disclosure details exemplary battery pack designs for use in electrified vehicles or other electrified components. An exemplary battery pack may include a heat exchanger plate assembly having a metallic plate and a polymeric plate that are joined together to establish a coolant circuit therebetween. The metallic plate or the polymeric plate may include a protrusion that extends through an opening of the other of the metallic plate or the polymeric plate. The protrusion may either be crimped or heat staked to a surface surrounding the opening in order to join together the metallic plate and the polymeric plate of the heat exchanger plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Myers, Samuel Jeffrey Tomlinson, Neil Robert Burrows
  • Publication number: 20210027028
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a location and/or status of equipment, tools, products, and/or vehicles using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are provided herein. A system may comprise a plurality of RFID tags, each RFID tag associated with one of a plurality of items, a database storing information about each item, and a gateway structure. The gateway structure may include an RFID reader that reads the RFID tags. When the RFID tag is read, information in the database may be dynamically updated. Such system may be used for asset management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Certified Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jason Robert CORSER, Mathew James SLOAN, Jason Carl WILSON, Eric BAUMGARDT
  • Publication number: 20210023338
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are catheter control handles that include various mechanisms for controlling the circumferential angle and radial magnitude of flexion of an attached catheter. Control handles can comprise a housing. Control wires extend from a distal end of the housing and into a steerable transluminal device. A flex control member is operable to control tension on the pull wires to adjust a magnitude of radial flexion of the steerable transluminal device. A position control member is operable to control tension on the pull wires to adjust a circumferential angle in which the radial flexion of the steerable transluminal device is directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Bao Khuu, Matthew T. Winston, Asher L. Metchik, Eric Robert Dixon
  • Patent number: 10898327
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic device includes a coaption portion, paddles, and clasps. The paddles have an outer portion and an inner portion. The paddles are extendable from a folded closed position to an open position. A clasp is attached to each of the plurality of paddles. The clasps have a concave upper surface and a convex lower surface. The clasps include a fixed arm attached to the inner portion of the paddle, a moveable arm having a barbed portion, and a hinge portion connecting the fixed arm to the moveable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Robert Dixon, Jensen Chen, Guillermo W. Moratorio, Hengchu Cao, Douglas Thomas Dominick, Sergio Delgado
  • Patent number: 10902576
    Abstract: A method of providing a semiconductor device and a computer-readable medium having instructions for performing the method are disclosed. The method includes receiving a first wafer defect map that defines comparison regions and identifies visual defect locations for a wafer. A format of the comparison regions is determined, with the format chosen from a group including die-to-die, partial-shot-to-partial-shot and full-shot-to-full-shot. If the comparison format is not die-to-die, mapping information is received that provides die locations within the comparison regions. A wafer layout map is provided that identifies die locations within the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Eric Robert Trumbauer, Brant William Paquette, Vince Christian Samek, Michael Jay Jenson, David Matthew Curran, Jon Evan Button, Charles David Gordon
  • Publication number: 20210007640
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Shawn Larvenz, Mark Dervaes, Indrawati Gauba, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Brian Christopher Smith, Jorge Valdes, Jacob S. Leach
  • Publication number: 20210010769
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting and displaying a number of rounds in a firearm magazine comprising a maximum number of N rounds. The magazine may comprise a follower, magnets on the follower, and <N magnetic-field-sensing sensors arranged along a path of the magnets when the follower moves along a length of the magazine, the sensors generating round count data based on a position of the one or more magnets relative to the <N magnetic-field-sensing sensors, and a first substantially flat antenna arranged on an inside of the magazine and configured to wirelessly transmit a round count indication to a second substantially flat antenna on the firearm, the round count indication based on the round count data, the second substantially flat antenna affixed to an inside of a magazine well of the firearm and mostly overlapping with the first substantially flat antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Erin Czarnecki, Jeffrey Holt, Michael Leighton, Donald McKelvey, Steven Dunbar, Timothy Eric Roberts, Nicholas Kielsmeier, Eric Chow
  • Patent number: 10888115
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-Ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Patent number: 10888425
    Abstract: An exemplary valve repair device for repairing a native valve of a patient includes a coaption element and a pair of paddles. The coaption element and/or the pair of paddles can be made from a fabric, such as a braided metal fabric. The pair of paddles are connected to the coaption element. The paddles are movable between an open position and a closed position. The valve repair device is configured to attach to the native valve of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10874514
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic device has a coaption portion, paddles, and clasps. The paddles are extendable from a folded closed position to an open position. A clasp is attached to each of the paddles. The clasps comprise a fixed arm attached and a plurality of moveable arms each having a barbed portion. A plurality of hinge portions connect the fixed arm to the plurality of moveable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Robert Dixon, Jensen Chen, Guillermo W. Moratorio, Hengchu Cao, Douglas Thomas Dominick, Sergio Delgado, Lauren R. Freschauf
  • Patent number: 10869599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring an analyte state of a host; presenting, at the remote monitor, the notification message to activate the remote monitor, wherein the remote monitor is configured by the server to receive the notification message to augment the receiver monitoring of the analyte state of the host; accessing, by the remote monitor, the server, in response to the presenting of the notification message; and receiving, in response to the accessing, information including at least the analyte sensor data. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Phil Mayou, Eli Reihman, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Rian Draeger, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 10869763
    Abstract: In an exemplary method of implanting a valve repair device on a mitral valve of a patient, first and second clasps of the valve repair device are closed to grasp the leaflets of the mitral valve. First and second paddles of the valve repair device are closed to bring the leaflets of the mitral valve into contact with a coaptation or coaption element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200395104
    Abstract: A patient record gateway of an electronic health record system can be validated using a conformance statement that defines capabilities and characteristics of patient record servers associated with the gateway. Part of validating the patient record gateway includes performing a configuration test of the patient record gateway using the conformance statement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Meghan Tushar Raul, Sangeeth Sridharan, Jorge Fernando Pozas Trevino, Pablo Antonio Gonzalez Cervantes, Mohan Singh Randhava, Sean Robert Moore, Todd D. Power, Dongsheng Zhang, Eric K. Kimn, Pascal B. Pfiffner
  • Publication number: 20200390339
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring a person to detect the onset of an illness. A monitoring unit collects biometric data and exchanges that data with a remote electronic device. Using the monitoring device, a person is monitored across multiple days. The biometric data collected determines a statistical profile for the collected data. After the statistical profile is calculated, the person can be actively monitored as he/she sleeps. The monitoring occurs during a sample period of sleep. The biometric data collected during the sample period is averaged to obtain a statistical value. The statistical value is compared to the statistical profile of the biometric data. If the sampled biometric data falls outside the statistical profile, a warning is produced on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Eric G. White, David Robert Abrams, David Eason Smith, Jessica Aletta
  • Patent number: 10863931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Shawn Larvenz, Mark Dervaes, Indrawati Gauba, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Brian Christopher Smith, Jorge Valdes, Jacob S. Leach
  • Publication number: 20200389412
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive information about requested resources from a computational resource consumer. The information about the requested resources can be analyzed to generate a first multi-dimensional array including a first set of name-value pairs associated with the requested resources. Information about offered resources can be received from a computational resource provider. The information about the offered resources can be analyzed to generate a second multi-dimensional array including a second set of name-value pairs associated with the offered resources. The first multi-dimensional array and the second multi-dimensional array can be evaluated based on an evaluation algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Martinez, Eric Pulier, David Roberts
  • Patent number: D906990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neeraj Choubey, Eric P. Aldenbrook, Mark Duncan Brinkerhoff, Gary Robert Schultheis, Ronald Scott Boeder, Victor Carrasco
  • Patent number: D907055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Eric Lance Wilson, Rico Zörkendörfer