Patents by Inventor Frank Vandeputte

Frank Vandeputte 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: 20220259110
    Abstract: A magnesiumdiboride (MgB2) powder-in-tube (PIT) wire has a cross-section showing —voids, —magnesiumdiboride, and —oxides, as measured by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Oxides are located at the borders between the voids and the magnesiumdiboride. The MgB2 PIT wire has a higher degree of superconductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: NV Bekaert SA, EPOCH WIRES LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris DHULST, Jan MESTDAGH, Mehmet KUTUKCU, Hans VANDEPUTTE, Frank VERBEKE
  • Publication number: 20220214273
    Abstract: The current invention concerns determining a fiber composition of a textile sample. The sample is irradiated with near infrared (NIR) light. Reflected NIR light from the sample is captured. A vector of spectral values is determined based on the captured light. The vector is input to a deep neural network (DNN). The DNN comprises a sequence of layers of nodes, in particular an input layer, at least two intermediate layers, and an output layer. The nodes of successive layers of the sequence are interconnected via weighted edges. The DNN outputs for each of a plurality of fiber material types a numerical relative composition amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: VALVAN BALING SYSTEMS NV
    Inventors: Frank VANDEPUTTE, Maurits VANDEPUTTE, Peter VANDEPUTTE
  • Patent number: 7974709
    Abstract: A cardiac lead system includes a cardiac lead having a lumen, and a guide member displaceable within the lumen. The guide member includes a guide wire extension that extends distal to the elongated body of the guide member. The guide wire extension is dimensioned to pass through an external distal opening of the cardiac lead lumen. Engagement of stop features or a stop mechanism of the cardiac lead system provides a push point for advancing the cardiac lead system through the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Tockman, Frank Vandeputte, Muralidharan Srivathsa, Randy Westlund
  • Publication number: 20100010608
    Abstract: A cardiac lead system includes a cardiac lead having a lumen, and a guide member displaceable within the lumen. The guide member includes a guide wire extension that extends distal to the elongated body of the guide member. The guide wire extension is dimensioned to pass through an external distal opening of the cardiac lead lumen. Engagement of stop features or a stop mechanism of the cardiac lead system provides a push point for advancing the cardiac lead system through the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Bruce A. Tockman, Frank Vandeputte, Muralidharan Srivathsa, Randy Westlund
  • Patent number: 7610105
    Abstract: Methods facilitate inserting a cardiac lead into a patient's vasculature. A cardiac lead system includes a cardiac lead having a lumen, and a guide member displaceable within the lumen. The guide member includes a guide wire extension that extends distal to the elongated body of the guide member. The guide wire extension is dimensioned to pass through an external distal opening of the cardiac lead lumen. Engagement of stop features or a stop mechanism of the cardiac lead system provides a push point for advancing the cardiac lead system through the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Tockman, Frank Vandeputte, Muralidharan Srivathsa, Randy Westlund
  • Patent number: 7174222
    Abstract: A system and method facilitates inserting a cardiac lead into a patient's vasculature. The cardiac lead system includes a cardiac lead having a lumen, and a guide member displaceable within the lumen. The guide member includes a guide wire extension that extends distal to the elongated body of the guide member. The guide wire extension is dimensioned to pass through an external distal opening of the cardiac lead lumen. Engagement of stop features or a stop mechanism of the cardiac lead system provides a push point for advancing the cardiac lead system through the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Tockman, Frank Vandeputte, Muralidharan Srivathsa, Randy Westlund
  • Publication number: 20060206184
    Abstract: Methods facilitate inserting a cardiac lead into a patient's vasculature. A cardiac lead system includes a cardiac lead having a lumen, and a guide member displaceable within the lumen. The guide member includes a guide wire extension that extends distal to the elongated body of the guide member. The guide wire extension is dimensioned to pass through an external distal opening of the cardiac lead lumen. Engagement of stop features or a stop mechanism of the cardiac lead system provides a push point for advancing the cardiac lead system through the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Tockman, Frank Vandeputte, Muralidharan Srivathsa, Randy Westlund
  • Publication number: 20050070986
    Abstract: A system and method facilitates inserting a cardiac lead into a patient's vasculature. The cardiac lead system includes a cardiac lead having a lumen, and a guide member displaceable within the lumen. The guide member includes a guide wire extension that extends distal to the elongated body of the guide member. The guide wire extension is dimensioned to pass through an external distal opening of the cardiac lead lumen. Engagement of stop features or a stop mechanism of the cardiac lead system provides a push point for advancing the cardiac lead system through the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Tockman, Frank Vandeputte, Muralidharan Srivathsa, Randy Westlund