Patents by Inventor Erik Shahoian

Erik Shahoian 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: 20180153722
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer. One or more patch assemblies may be removably coupled to the exosuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Melinda J. Cromie, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Publication number: 20180056104
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Melinda J. Cromie, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Publication number: 20180055713
    Abstract: Portable powered stretching exosuit (PPSE) systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The PPSE can be used to facilitate stretching routines for athletics, rehabilitation, or for therapeutic purposes such as maintaining mobility for DMD patients. The PPSE is comfortable, relatively easy to don and doff, and in a form factor such that the PPSE can be worn during the wearer's normal activities. The PPSE may be self-powered, and automatically perform or assist with specific stretching routines. PPSEs may be optimized for one or more specific stretches, whether for athletic performance, medical purposes or rehabilitation following surgery or injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Melinda J. Cromie, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 9826649
    Abstract: A removable door for an electronic device. The door may include a spring plate having a first second surface, and a plurality of springs attached to a perimeter of the spring plate. The plurality of springs may engage a portion of an enclosure of the electronic device to retain at least the spring plate within an access opening formed in the enclosure. The door may also include a door cap covering the access opening formed in the enclosure. The door cap may include an interior surface connected to the first surface of the spring plate, and an exterior surface forming a portion of an outer surface of the enclosure. Additionally, the door may include a cover connected to the second surface of the spring plate. The cover may face an interior of the enclosure and separated from the door cap by the spring plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David H. Narajowski, Euan S. Abraham, Brett W. Degner, Daniel L. McBroom, Erik Shahoian
  • Publication number: 20170237323
    Abstract: A rotor assembly is provided in which a solid rotor ring is formed at either end of a stack of laminated discs, the solid rotor rings yielding improved electrical and mechanical characteristics in a low weight assembly. The solid rotor rings are fabricated by brazing slugs between the end portions of the rotor bars, the braze joints contacting a large percentage (at least 90%) of the rotor bar end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lyons, Jeffrey B. Straubel, Erik Shahoian, Rudy Garriga
  • Patent number: 8821518
    Abstract: A suture passer device may include a first jaw, a second jaw, and a tissue penetrator which may penetrate through tissue positioned between the first and second jaws to carry a suture. Further, the device may include an actuator which may manipulate at least one of the first or second jaws and the tissue penetrator Additionally, the first and second jaws may be substantially parallel to one another at any position to which the at least one jaw is manipulated. Additionally, the tissue penetrator may travel along an arcuate path from a first position, recessed within the first jaw, to a second position where the tissue penetrator extends through the tissue to be positioned in communication with the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin D. Saliman, Erik Shahoian
  • Publication number: 20140091688
    Abstract: A door for a electronic device that may be removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David H. Narajowski, Euan S. Abraham, Brett W. Degner, Daniel L. McBroom, Erik Shahoian
  • Patent number: 8572837
    Abstract: A method of making a rotor assembly for an electric motor by adding bars made out of a conducting material such as copper, to spaces between the teeth of a stack of discs, inserting bars referred to as “slugs”, also made out of a conducting material such as copper, in the spaces between the bars on either side of the stack of discs, radially compressing the bars and discs, one or both of which are plated or otherwise coated with a braising material, and then heating the rotor to allow the bars to be braised to the slugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lyons, Jeffrey B Straubel, Erik Shahoian, Rudy Garriga
  • Patent number: 8365392
    Abstract: A rotor assembly and a method for fabricating the same are provided in which a solid rotor ring is formed at either end of a stack of laminated discs, the solid rotor rings yielding improved electrical and mechanical characteristics in a low weight assembly. The solid rotor rings are fabricated by brazing slugs between the end portions of the rotor bars, the braze joints contacting a large percentage (at least 90 %) of the rotor bar end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lyons, Jeffrey B. Straubel, Erik Shahoian, Rudy Garriga
  • Publication number: 20110152892
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a continuous suture passer device may include a first jaw, a second jaw, a tissue penetrator which may penetrate through tissue positioned between the first and second jaws, and a suture shuttle which may be releasably secured to the tissue penetrator and adapted to carry a suture. Further, the device may include an actuator which may manipulate at least one of the first or second jaws and the tissue penetrator, and the second jaw may have a suture shuttle retainer seat on which the suture shuttle may be releasably secured. The tissue penetrator may be movable towards the second jaw such that the suture shuttle carried by the tissue penetrator may be transferred to the shuttle retainer seat on the second jaw. Additionally, the first and second jaws may be substantially parallel to one another at any position to which the at least one jaw is manipulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Justin D. Saliman, Erik Shahoian, Alexander Jasso, George V. Anastas
  • Publication number: 20110130773
    Abstract: Suture passers for suturing tissue in a continuous manner by passing a suture attached to a suture shuttle through. A suture passer may include a first jaw, a second jaw, and a tissue penetrator that is retractable and extendable from the first jaw. The tissue penetrator may have a suture shuttle engagement region, and the second jaw may include a shuttle dock. The suture shuttle may be transferred between the first and second jaws as the tissue penetrator is extended from the first jaw and engages the second jaw. In some variations of the tissue passer, one or both jaws are tissue penetrating. In some variations, the jaws open in parallel, allowing large tissue regions to be positioned between the jaws. Methods of using these devices are also described, as are systems and kits including these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Justin D. Saliman, Erik Shahoian
  • Patent number: 7952559
    Abstract: A haptic device comprises an actuator and a mass. The actuator has a shaft. The actuator is elastically coupled to the mass and/or a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David Bailey, Danny Grant, Alex Jasso, Ken Martin, Erik Shahoian, Kollin Tierling, Steven Vassallo
  • Publication number: 20110087246
    Abstract: Suture passers for suturing tissue in a continuous manner by passing a suture attached to a suture shuttle through. A suture passer may include a first jaw, a second jaw, and a tissue penetrator that is retractable and extendable from the first jaw. The tissue penetrator may have a suture shuttle engagement region, and the second jaw may include a shuttle dock. The suture shuttle may be transferred between the first and second jaws as the tissue penetrator is extended from the first jaw and engages the second jaw. In some variations of the tissue passer, one or both jaws are tissue penetrating. In some variations, the jaws open in parallel, allowing large tissue regions to be positioned between the jaws. Methods of using these devices are also described, as are systems and kits including these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Justin D. Saliman, Erik Shahoian
  • Publication number: 20110062819
    Abstract: A rotor assembly and a method for fabricating the same are provided in which a solid rotor ring is formed at either end of a stack of laminated discs, the solid rotor rings yielding improved electrical and mechanical characteristics in a low weight assembly. The solid rotor rings are fabricated by brazing slugs between the end portions of the rotor bars, the braze joints contacting a large percentage (at least 90%) of the rotor bar end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: TESLA MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: David Lyons, Jeffrey B. Straubel, Erik Shahoian, Rudy Garriga
  • Publication number: 20100331863
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a continuous suture passer device may include a first jaw, a second jaw, a tissue penetrator which may penetrate through tissue positioned between the first and second jaws, and a suture shuttle which may be releasably secured to the tissue penetrator and adapted to carry a suture. Further, the device may include an actuator which may manipulate at least one of the first or second jaws and the tissue penetrator, and the second jaw may have a suture shuttle retainer seat on which the suture shuttle may be releasably secured. The tissue penetrator may be movable towards the second jaw such that the suture shuttle carried by the tissue penetrator may be transferred to the shuttle retainer seat on the second jaw. Additionally, the first and second jaws may be substantially parallel to one another at any position to which the at least one jaw is manipulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Revolutionary Surgical Device, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Saliman, Erik Shahoian, Alexander Jasso, George Anastas
  • Patent number: 7656388
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for controlling vibrotactile sensations for haptic feedback devices. An actuator in a haptic feedback device includes a rotatable eccentric mass, and information is received at the haptic feedback device causing a drive signal. The drive signal controls the actuator to oscillate the mass in two directions about an axis of rotation of the actuator such that the oscillation of the mass induces a vibration in the haptic feedback device. The magnitude and frequency of the vibration can be independently controlled by adjusting a magnitude and a frequency, respectively, of the drive signal. The vibrations can also be provided in a bi-directional mode or uni-directional mode to provide the most efficient magnitude of the vibrotactile sensations. The haptic feedback device can be, for example, a gamepad controller receiving commands from a host computer providing a graphical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce M. Schena, Erik Shahoian
  • Publication number: 20090138029
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a continuous suture passer device may include a first jaw, a second jaw, a tissue penetrator which may penetrate through tissue positioned between the first and second jaws, and a suture shuttle which may be releasably secured to the tissue penetrator and adapted to carry a suture. Further, the device may include an actuator which may manipulate at least one of the first or second jaws and the tissue penetrator, and the second jaw may have a suture shuttle retainer seat on which the suture shuttle may be releasably secured. The tissue penetrator may be movable towards the second jaw such that the suture shuttle carried by the tissue penetrator may be transferred to the shuttle retainer seat on the second jaw. Additionally, the first and second jaws may be substantially parallel to one another at any position to which the at least one jaw is manipulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Revolutionary Surgical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Justin D. Saliman, Erik Shahoian, Alexander Jasso, George V. Anastas
  • Publication number: 20090012538
    Abstract: Described herein are suture passers for suturing tissue in a continuous manner by passing a suture attached to a suture shuttle through. A suture passer may include a first jaw, a second jaw, and a tissue perpetrator that is retractable and extendable from the first jaw. The tissue penetrator may have a suture shuttle engagement region, and the second jaw may include a shuttle dock. The suture shuttle may be transferred between the first and second jaws as the tissue penetrator is extended from the first jaw and engages the second jaw. In some variations of the tissue passer, one or both jaws are tissue penetrating. In some variations, the jaws open in parallel, allowing large tissue regions to be positioned between the jaws. Methods of using these devices are also described, as are systems and kits including these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Justin Saliman, Erik Shahoian
  • Publication number: 20080060856
    Abstract: A haptic feedback touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that provides position information to a computer based on a location of user contact. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed graphical environment based at least in part on the position information, or perform a different function. At least one actuator is also coupled to the touch input device and outputs a force to provide a haptic sensation to the user. The actuator can move the touchpad laterally, or a separate surface member can be actuated. A flat E-core actuator, piezoelectric actuator, or other types of actuators can be used to provide forces. The touch input device can include multiple different regions to control different computer functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Shahoian, Bruce Schena, Louis Rosenberg
  • Patent number: D753410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Chris Wlezien, Olivier Currat, Roger Sharpe, Minxiang Liu, Tim Lau, Erik Shahoian, John E. Rusnak