Patents by Inventor Erik Carlson

Erik Carlson 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: 10807450
    Abstract: A tilt and slide apparatus for a sunroof of a vehicle includes a movable panel, a drive shoe configured to slide in a forward/rearward direction relative to the front of the vehicle, a lift guide connected to an end of the movable panel, and a check assembly. The check assembly couples the drive shoe and the lift guide when the drive shoe is slid in the forward direction to the lift guide. The check assembly includes a pin that extends through the mechanical lock, a receptacle coupled to the drive shoe. The pin passes into the receptacle when the drive shoe moves toward the lift guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Carlson, Shintaro Katsura
  • Publication number: 20200298684
    Abstract: A tilt and slide apparatus and method for a sunroof of a vehicle includes a movable panel, a drive shoe configured to slide in a forward/rearward direction relative to the front of the vehicle, a lift guide connected to an end of the movable panel, and a check assembly including a locking component. The check assembly couples the drive shoe and the lift guide when the drive shoe is slid in the forward direction to the lift guide. A guide ramp formed on the drive shoe is an angled indented surface configured to align a portion of the locking component in order to couple the drive shoe and the lift guide. The guide ramp is formed as a tapered groove that has a width in a vehicle width direction that is continuously broadened from a front end of the groove toward a rear end of the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Erik CARLSON, Shintaro KATSURA
  • Publication number: 20200298685
    Abstract: An tilt and slide apparatus and method for a sunroof of a vehicle, includes a movable panel, a rail provided at each edge portion in the opening, a receiver bracket affixed to the movable panel, a guide block having a first guide channel that extends along a length of the guide block and has an angled portion, a second guide channel positioned at an end of the guide block, an upper guide channel extending away from the second guide channel to an opposite end of the guide block and above the first guide channel, and a drive shoe that slides along the rail. A pivot link is configured to slide along the first guide channel to control tilting of the movable panel as the drive shoe slides in a forward direction. A lift guide facilitates sliding of the tilted movable panel along the upper guide channel in a rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Carlson, Shintaro Katsura
  • Publication number: 20200298683
    Abstract: A tilt and slide apparatus for a sunroof of a vehicle includes a movable panel, a drive shoe configured to slide in a forward/rearward direction relative to the front of the vehicle, a lift guide connected to an end of the movable panel, and a check assembly. The check assembly couples the drive shoe and the lift guide when the drive shoe is slid in the forward direction to the lift guide. The check assembly includes a cylindrical portion, a cylindrical portion a locking component that is positioned on the cylindrical portion, and a check collar that is positioned on and coupled to an end of the cylindrical portion adjacent the locking component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: ERIK CARLSON, Shintaro Katsura
  • Publication number: 20200298686
    Abstract: A tilt and slide apparatus for a sunroof of a vehicle includes a movable panel, a drive shoe configured to slide in a forward/rearward direction relative to the front of the vehicle, a lift guide connected to an end of the movable panel, and a check assembly. The check assembly couples the drive shoe and the lift guide when the drive shoe is slid in the forward direction to the lift guide. The check assembly includes a pin that extends through the mechanical lock, a receptacle coupled to the drive shoe. The pin passes into the receptacle when the drive shoe moves toward the lift guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Carlson, Shintaro Katsura
  • Publication number: 20200298688
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a sunroof of a vehicle, including a pivot link pivotally coupled to a drive shoe, the pivot link having a first pivot pin configured to slide along a first guide channel of a guide block to control tilting of a movable panel as the drive shoe slides, a lift guide, and a check assembly including a mechanical lock. The mechanical lock includes an inner surface having a locking guide channel to guide a second pivot pin of the pivot link, the locking guide channel includes an upper guide portion. The pivot link is configured to pivot to a raised position to tilt the movable panel when the drive shoe is slid in the forward direction and becomes coupled to the lift guide by the check assembly. The upper guide portion engages the second pivot pin to lock the pivot link in the raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Carlson, Shintaro Katsura
  • Publication number: 20200298687
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a sunroof of a vehicle, including a movable panel, a rail, a drive shoe, a pivot link to control tilting of the movable panel as the drive shoe slides in the forward direction, a lift guide facilitating sliding of the movable panel. and a check assembly for engaging and disengaging the lift guide and the drive shoe. The check assembly, includes a mechanical lock, a locking pin, a rotatable lock rotatable about the locking pin and configured with a locked position to prevent movement of the lift guide when the check assembly is disengaged, and a lock guide to guide the rotatable lock into the locked or an unlocked position. The rotatable lock includes a notch to catch an end portion of the mechanical lock and prevent the rotatable lock from rotating into the unlocked position when the check assembly is disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Carlson, Shintaro Katsura
  • Patent number: 10773097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light therapy device article of manufacture, system and method for providing light is delivered to the skin by means of one or more optical fibers in therapeutic dosages from light source in wavelengths of 614-624 nm, 668-684 nm, 751-772 nm, and 813-846 nm. The light source may be comprised from one or more light emitting diodes LED disposed on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and ferrule adapter assembly configured to deliver light to the skin directly of the patient from the light source disposed on the PCB adjacent a scalp surface. A control circuit operably connected to the PCB is adapted to provide energy to one or more zones of LEDs to address hair loss treatment regimen including splotchy balding, receding hairline balding, crown balding and total scalp surface therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hair Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Wasserbauer, Sara Wasserbauer, Erik Carlson
  • Publication number: 20200222715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light therapy device article of manufacture, system and method for providing light is delivered to the skin by means of one or more optical fibers in therapeutic dosages from light source in wavelengths of 614-624 nm, 668-684 nm, 751-772 nm, and 813-846 nm. The light source may be comprised from one or more light emitting diodes LED disposed on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and ferrule adapter assembly configured to deliver light to the skin directly of the patient from the light source disposed on the PCB adjacent a scalp surface. A control circuit operably connected to the PCB is adapted to provide energy to one or more zones of LEDs to address hair loss treatment regimen including splotchy balding, receding hairline balding, crown balding and total scalp surface therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Hair Group, LLC
    Inventors: John WASSERBAUER, Sara WASSERBAUER, Erik CARLSON
  • Patent number: 10525278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light therapy device article of manufacture, system and method for providing light is delivered to the skin by means of one or more optical fibers in therapeutic dosages from light source in wavelengths of 614-624 nm, 668-684 nm, 751-772 nm, and 813-846 nm. The light source may be comprised from one or more light emitting diodes LED disposed on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and ferrule adapter assembly configured to deliver light to the skin directly of the patient from the light source disposed on the PCB adjacent a scalp surface. A control circuit operably connected to the PCB is adapted to provide energy to one or more zones of LEDs to address hair loss treatment regimen including splotchy balding, receding hairline balding, crown balding and total scalp surface therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hair Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Wasserbauer, Sara Wasserbauer, Erik Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190365447
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods used to customize the length of fasteners used during orthopedic surgeries, comprising creating a hole of the desired depth in a bone, measuring the depth of the hole using a depth measuring device, calculating, using the depth measuring device, the optimal length dimension of the fastener, transferring the calculated fastener optimal length dimension to a fastener cutting device, inserting a fastener having a length exceeding the optimal length dimension into the fastener cutting device, and cutting the fastener to the optimal length dimension using the fastener cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Antonio R. Orbay-Cerrato, Dennis J. Moreno, Robert Richards, Erik Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190307542
    Abstract: A mesh deployment device having separate mesh deployment and actuation units is provided. A mesh deployment device includes an actuation unit and a mesh deployment unit configured to be releasably secured to the actuation unit. When the mesh deployment unit is secured to the actuation unit, a first actuation of the actuation unit moves the mesh deployment unit from an expanded condition to a collapsed condition and a second actuation of the actuation unit moves the mesh deployment unit from the collapsed condition to the expanded condition. The mesh deployment device may further include a mesh releasably secured to the mesh deployment unit. A third actuation of the actuation unit may release the mesh from the mesh deployment unit. Also provided is a kit including multiple mesh deployment units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: William T. Kelly, Jason T. Iceman, Jay Breindel, Erik Carlson, Thomas Wenchell, Kayla Cloutier, Shane Reardon
  • Patent number: 10383673
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods used to customize the length of fasteners used during orthopedic surgeries, comprising creating a hole of the desired depth in a bone, measuring the depth of the hole using a depth measuring device, calculating, using the depth measuring device, the optimal length dimension of the fastener, transferring the calculated fastener optimal length dimension to a fastener cutting device, inserting a fastener having a length exceeding the optimal length dimension into the fastener cutting device, and cutting the fastener to the optimal length dimension using the fastener cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Antonio R. Orbay-Cerrato, Dennis J. Moreno, Robert Richards, Erik Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190248832
    Abstract: Integrin ligands having serum stability and affinity for ?v?6 integrins are described. Compositions comprising ?v?6 integrin ligands having serum stability and having affinity for ?v?6 integrins and methods of using them are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Almeida, Zhen Li, Erik W. Bush, Tao Pei, Agnieszka Glebocka, Anthony Nicholas, Jeffrey Carlson, Matthew Fowler-Watters
  • Patent number: 10376352
    Abstract: A mesh deployment device having separate mesh deployment and actuation units is provided. A mesh deployment device includes an actuation unit and a mesh deployment unit configured to be releasably secured to the actuation unit. When the mesh deployment unit is secured to the actuation unit, a first actuation of the actuation unit moves the mesh deployment unit from an expanded condition to a collapsed condition and a second actuation of the actuation unit moves the mesh deployment unit from the collapsed condition to the expanded condition. The mesh deployment device may further include a mesh releasably secured to the mesh deployment unit. A third actuation of the actuation unit may release the mesh from the mesh deployment unit. Also provided is a kit including multiple mesh deployment units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: William T. Kelly, Jason T. Iceman, Jay Breindel, Erik Carlson, Thomas Wenchell, Kayla Cloutier, Shane Reardon
  • Patent number: 10258317
    Abstract: A surgical retrieval apparatus includes a tube assembly, a cartridge assembly, and a plunger assembly. The cartridge assembly is releasably engagable with the tube assembly and includes an end effector assembly disposed therein. The end effector assembly includes a specimen retrieval bag releasably coupled thereto at a distal end thereof and a first engagement member disposed at a proximal end thereof. The plunger assembly is configured for insertion through the tube assembly and into the cartridge assembly. The plunger assembly includes a second engagement member configured for releasably engaging the first engagement member. When the first and second engagement members are engaged with one another, the plunger assembly is movable between a more proximal position, wherein the end effector assembly and specimen retrieval bag are retracted within the cartridge assembly, and a more distal position, wherein the end effector assembly and specimen retrieval bag are deployed from the cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Erik Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190054311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light therapy device article of manufacture, system and method for providing light is delivered to the skin by means of one or more optical fibers in therapeutic dosages from light source in wavelengths of 614-624 nm, 668-684 nm, 751-772 nm, and 813-846 nm. The light source may be comprised from one or more light emitting diodes LED disposed on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and ferrule adapter assembly configured to deliver light to the skin directly of the patient from the light source disposed on the PCB adjacent a scalp surface. A control circuit operably connected to the PCB is adapted to provide energy to one or more zones of LEDs to address hair loss treatment regimen including splotchy balding, receding hairline balding, crown balding and total scalp surface therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Hair Group, LLC
    Inventors: John WASSERBAUER, Sara WASSERBAUER, Erik CARLSON
  • Patent number: 10183363
    Abstract: A spacer formation cell usable in configuration of a window assembly, wherein the cell includes a plurality of stages through which a spacer work piece is routed, and the stages include a holding stage, a cutting stage, a bending stage, and a connecting stage. The stages can be arranged in interlinked configuration, enabling spacers to be fabricated in a direct and time-efficient manner. The stages can be interlinked to form a framework, forming an exterior enclosure for the stages of the cell, and enabling at least of the majority of the cell's operations to be readily overseen by an operator from single vantage points around the cell. The configuration of the formation cell enables a wide variety of spacer types and/or sizes to be readily processed, with such processing to be readily alternated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Curtis Queck, Michael Milewski, Robert Buchanan, Erik Carlson, James Newman
  • Patent number: 10182898
    Abstract: An instrument for deploying a surgical implant includes a handle, an elongated shaft extending from the handle, and a frame arm. The frame arm includes a clip pair for releasably attaching the surgical implant to the frame arm. The clip pair includes first and second clips operably coupled by a spring member. The first and second clips are repositionable from a closed position to an open position. The spring member biases the first and second clips towards the closed position. A lock bar is coupled to the frame arm and translatable between an unlocked position and a locked position. In the locked position, the lock bar maintains the first and second clips in either the open or the closed position. When the lock bar is in the unlocked position, the first and second clips are freely rotatable between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jason T. Iceman, Kevin Beaulieu, Erik Carlson, Ofek Levin, Arie Levy
  • Patent number: 9936951
    Abstract: A surgical device including an end effector that is configured and adapted to receive an interchangeable tip is disclosed. Also disclosed are several interchangeable tips that are configured and adapted for different surgical procedures. The interchangeable tips facilitate the performance of different surgical procedures while using the same device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Elizabeth Hufnagel, Gregg Krehel, Jason Iceman, Erik Carlson, Ramiro Cabrera, Kenneth Whitfield