Patents by Inventor Gary J. Pond

Gary J. Pond 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: 20190357996
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a circuit. The circuit includes at least one boost converter receiving power from an energy source, a square wave driver in series with the boost converter, an inductor in series with the square wave driver for converting a square wave to a sinusoidal wave, and a piezoelectric transducer in series with the inductor, the piezoelectric transducer connectable to a load. The device further includes a phase-locked loop coupled to the circuit to determine a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducer when the piezoelectric transducer is connected to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten, Michael W. Allen
  • Patent number: 10213272
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a circuit. The circuit includes at least one boost converter receiving power from an energy source, a square wave driver in series with the boost converter, an inductor in series with the square wave driver for converting a square wave to a sinusoidal wave, and a piezoelectric transducer in series with the inductor, the piezoelectric transducer connectable to a load. The device further includes a phase-locked loop coupled to the circuit to determine a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducer when the piezoelectric transducer is connected to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTER-MED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten, Michael W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190046290
    Abstract: A dental device capable of monitoring at least one characteristic of the dental device. The characteristics are monitored by the use of microchips; radio frequency identification devices (RFID), bar codes, resistors, diodes, semiconductors, and magnetic strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Patent number: 10098708
    Abstract: A dental device capable of monitoring at least one characteristic of the dental device. The characteristics are monitored by the use of microchips; radio frequency identification devices (RFID), bar codes, resistors, diodes, semiconductors, and magnetic strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTER-MED, INC.
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Publication number: 20180132990
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid includes a housing having a proximal end configured to receive a fluid source and a distal end configured to receive a treatment tip. In its interior, the housing includes at least a first fluid line in fluid communication with the fluid source and with the treatment tip, at least a first pump in-line with the first fluid line and configured to urge fluid from the fluid source to the treatment tip, control circuitry in electrical communication with the pump, and a power source configured to supply continuous output power to deliver the fluid to the treatment tip, the power source being in electrical communication with the control circuitry. The housing further is provided with user-operable controls and operation monitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: John BAETEN, Brett A. ARAND, Gary J. POND
  • Patent number: 9821007
    Abstract: An irrigant comprising either a hypochlorite compound or a chlorhexidine compound in combination with at least one surfactant and preferably two or more surfactants, including fluorosurfactants, ethoxylates, sulfonates, quaternary ammonium compounds, amine oxides, and combinations thereof, wherein each of the surfactants are capable of complexing with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Thomas V. Kandathil
  • Patent number: 9765805
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for use in constructing a support frame. The bracket assembly has an inner support sleeve section and at least one support arm that is attached to the inner sleeve support section, wherein the support arm is attached to the inner support sleeve section without the use of additional fasteners. The invention also is directed towards kits and methods that include the bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Patent number: 9700382
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a circuit. The circuit includes at least one boost converter receiving power from an energy source, a square wave driver in series with the boost converter, an inductor in series with the square wave driver for converting a square wave to a sinusoidal wave, and a piezoelectric transducer in series with the inductor, the piezoelectric transducer connectable to a load. The device further includes a phase-locked loop coupled to the circuit to determine a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducer when the piezoelectric transducer is connected to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTER-MED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten, Michael W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20160361135
    Abstract: A multiuse programmable dental device that allows the user to selectively program various fluid delivery regimens and methods of using and programming the irrigator device. The irrigator may also be operated manually, as desired by the operator. Other features, such as selective delivery of various fluids, monitoring fluids levels of the system, and the capability to store previously used regimens within the systems memory, are found in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Wesley Day
  • Publication number: 20160324596
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a circuit. The circuit includes at least one boost converter receiving power from an energy source, a square wave driver in series with the boost converter, an inductor in series with the square wave driver for converting a square wave to a sinusoidal wave, and a piezoelectric transducer in series with the inductor, the piezoelectric transducer connectable to a load. The device further includes a phase-locked loop coupled to the circuit to determine a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducer when the piezoelectric transducer is connected to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten, Michael W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20160184352
    Abstract: An irrigant comprising either a hypochlorite compound or a chlorhexidine compound in combination with at least one surfactant and preferably two or more surfactants, including fluorosurfactants, ethoxylates, sulfonates, quaternary ammonium compounds, amine oxides, and combinations thereof, wherein each of the surfactants are capable of complexing with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Thomas V. Kandathil
  • Publication number: 20160113733
    Abstract: A bypass device and kit for delivering a fluid to a dental area for use with a dental handpiece. The device comprises a fluid reservoir, a length of hollow tubing that will be attached externally to the handpiece, and a nosepiece connected to the tubing. Fluid is delivered to, the dental area through the nosepiece, independently of the dental handpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten
  • Patent number: 9233262
    Abstract: An irrigant comprising either a hypochlorite compound or a chlorhexidine compound in combination with at least one surfactant and preferably two or more surfactants, including fluorosurfactants, ethoxylates, sulfonates, quaternary ammonium compounds, amine oxides, and combinations thereof, wherein each of the surfactants are capable of complexing with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Publication number: 20150188023
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a circuit. The circuit includes at least one boost converter receiving power from an energy source, a square wave driver in series with the boost converter, an inductor in series with the square wave driver for converting a square wave to a sinusoidal wave, and a piezoelectric transducer in series with the inductor, the piezoelectric transducer connectable to a load. The device further includes a phase-locked loop coupled to the circuit to determine a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducer when the piezoelectric transducer is connected to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: InterMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten, Michael W. Allen
  • Patent number: 8999297
    Abstract: A generally non-acidic hemostatic agent, having a relatively neutral pH comprising a magnesium compound, such as a magnesium chloride, a magnesium sulfate and/or a magnesium acetate based compound. The resultant agent is generally less caustic than previous agents, when using a similar amount of active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, John Baeten
  • Publication number: 20150050615
    Abstract: Methods and devices for delivering precise metered amounts of dental material during a dental procedure. The invention provides devices and methods for restricting the delivery area of the exit of a dental compule or capsule, thereby providing a specific amount of dental material. The devices include applicator tips having a smaller fluid exit than that of the compule or capsule that can be mated externally wlth a dental compule or capsule to reduce the amount of instant dental material being delivered from the capsule or compule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Publication number: 20140356808
    Abstract: An adaptor for coupling a dental irrigation tip to an ultrasonic dental handpiece is disclosed. The dental handpiece is connected to a fluid source. The adaptor comprises an elongated body having a distal end for connection to the irrigation tip and a proximal end for connection to the dental handpiece. The elongated body has a through bore in fluid communication with the dental handpiece and the irrigation tip. In an alternate embodiment, the adaptor may replace the ultrascaling dental handpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Publication number: 20140349248
    Abstract: A multiuse programmable dental device that allows the user to selectively program various fluid delivery regimens and methods of using and programming the irrigator device. The irrigator may also be operated manually, as desired by the operator. Other features, such as selective delivery of various fluids, monitoring fluids levels of the system, and the capability to store previously used regimens within the systems memory, are found in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Wesley Day
  • Patent number: 8671994
    Abstract: A syringe filling apparatus having a housing, a fluid reservoir, and a port for providing a fluid pathway between the syringe and the fluid reservoir. The apparatus has an alarm to indicate the fluid level within the reservoir. The apparatus has a heating system for heating the fluid within the reservoir to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Dennis Cotic
  • Patent number: RE44509
    Abstract: An autoclavable needle assembly and method of making the same is provided for endodontic surgical procedures. The needle assembly includes a supporting hub member containing an adhesive in which one end of the needle is embedded. The surgical needle is preferably fabricated from NiTi alloy and includes, at its distal end, a side vent in the form of a skived portion extending a predetermined distance inwardly from the tip from the distal end of the needle. One or more coatings may be applied to the needle. An angle-adjustment sleeve can be bent to hold a desired angle in the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond