Patents by Inventor Erich M. Velandia

Erich M. Velandia 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: 20200013130
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling the usage of devices with embedded RFID tags including connecting a device to an energy source and reading data from a memory device incorporated in the device. The data may include a unique identifier (UID), a usage value, an activation value, a reprocessing value, and/or a sterilization indicator. The usage value is incremented when the device is connected to the energy source and the activation value is incremented when the device is activated permitting energy to flow from the energy source to the device. Usage of the device is prevented if the UID is on a list of prohibited UlDs, the usage value is not lower than a usage limitation value, the reprocessing value equals a reprocessing limitation value, the activation value equals an activation limitation value, and/or the sterilization indicator does not indicate that the device has been sterilized since its previous usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: PATRICK L. DUMBAULD, JEFFREY L. JENSEN, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, WILLIAM G. PATERSON, PAUL E. OURADA, ROBERT M. SHARP, ERICH M. VELANDIA
  • Patent number: 10061948
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) network is presented including a plurality of medical devices each including an RFID transponder and a single RFID transponder emulator configured to emulate functionality of each of the RFID transponders of the plurality of medical devices. The RFID network further includes a plurality of RFID interrogation devices configured to operatively communicate with the single RFID transponder emulator. The single RFID transponder emulator is used for development, testing, evaluation, and validation of each of the plurality of RFID interrogation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, William Gary Paterson, Erich M. Velandia, Paul E. Ourada
  • Publication number: 20160055359
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) network is presented including a plurality of medical devices each including an RFID transponder and a single RFID transponder emulator configured to emulate functionality of each of the RFID transponders of the plurality of medical devices. The RFID network further includes a plurality of RFID interrogation devices configured to operatively communicate with the single RFID transponder emulator. The single RFID transponder emulator is used for development, testing, evaluation, and validation of each of the plurality of RFID interrogation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: JEFFREY L. JENSEN, WILLIAM GARY PATERSON, ERICH M. VELANDIA, PAUL E. OURADA
  • Publication number: 20150317899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for controlling the usage of devices with embedded RFID tags. An exemplary method may include connecting the device to an energy source and reading data from a memory device incorporated in the device, wherein the data may include a unique identifier (UID), a usage value, an activation value, a reprocessing value, and/or a sterilization indicator. The method may further include incrementing the usage value when the device is connected to the energy source, and incrementing the activation value when the device is activated permitting energy to flow from the energy source to an energy consuming component of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: PATRICK L. DUMBAULD, JEFFREY L. JENSEN, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, WILLIAM G. PATERSON, PAUL E. OURADA, ROBERT M. SHARP, ERICH M. VELANDIA
  • Patent number: 6144751
    Abstract: The latest advances in speaker driver design have resulted in high output drivers with superior low frequency response, power handling, and linear excursion than conventional drivers. These new drivers present further problems to enclosure design due to large port surface area and long port length requirements. The present invention wraps a port completely around an enclosure, maximizing port surface area and placing the consequently lengthy port in a more practical position. The port of the present invention converts a circular cross-section to an annular cross-section with constant cross-sectional surface area, thus integrating a large port into an enclosure without a large dimensional increase. In one embodiment, a bandpass configuration demonstrated a reduction in port air displacement and noise. Response deviations in the present invention due to flaws in construction and open pipe resonance can be alleviated through the use of plastics and filters, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Erich M. Velandia