Patents by Inventor Gary Stacey

Gary Stacey 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: 10723824
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Gary Robert Robe, Andrea Gail Hagood, Timothy Williams, Dhiraj Sudesh Sood, Marc Stacey Somers, Raymond Prescott Cottle, Bennett H. Novak, Rajesh Puthenkovilakom Raja
  • Patent number: 10702418
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a pump assembly comprising a voice coil, a magnet and a diaphragm, wherein the voice coil is configured to move the diaphragm to pump a fluid through the pump assembly in response to a drive signal applied to the voice coil. Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to an apparatus for applying negative pressure to a wound comprising a source of negative pressure configured to be coupled to a dressing, the source of negative comprising a voice coil actuator and a diaphragm, and a controller configured to produce a drive signal for the voice coil actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Trevor John Beckett, Iacopo Claudio Ferrari, Christopher John Fryer, Alexander David Norman, Christian Riva, Gary Stacey
  • Patent number: 10661935
    Abstract: A labeling device for a syringe that includes a first labeling subsystem adapted to print a first label having machine readable information and a second labeling subsystem adapted to print a second label having human readable information is disclosed. The first labeling subsystem includes a label applicator adapted to automatically apply the first label to a portion of the syringe. The first labeling subsystem includes a syringe clamp assembly that securely holds the syringe while the label applicator automatically applies a first label to the syringe. The second labeling subsystem includes a removal device adapted to automatically remove a backing material from the second label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, Scott William Gisler, Philip C. McNeill, Rahul Khurana, Drew Davidock, Robert Nicholas Graf, Kaushal Verma, Gary Stacey, Mark Rogers, Mark Ridley, David Stocks, Alistair Ward, Andrew Scholan, Keith Marshall
  • Patent number: 10564145
    Abstract: An imaging system for a rotatable object includes an imaging unit configured to take a series of images of a portion of the rotatable object and a light source. The light source is directed at the rotatable object and is configured to generate pulses of light that illuminate the rotatable object during rotation of the rotatable object and allow the imaging unit to take the series of images of the rotatable object. The system also includes a synchronizer that monitors the rotational position of the rotatable object as it rotates, and a controller in communication with the imaging unit, the light source, and the synchronizer. The controller controls the operation of the imaging unit and/or the light source based upon the rotational position of the rotatable object such that each of the series of images is taken at the same rotational position of the rotatable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Haemonetics Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Stacey, James Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190321042
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device comprises a housing and a plurality of cartridges that are coupled together to form a barrel that is rotatably supported within the housing. Each of the cartridges defines a plurality of staple pockets that support a plurality of staples. An anvil is pivotally coupled to the housing and is movable in relation to the barrel between an open position and a clamped position. A drive shaft extends through the housing and through the barrel and a pusher operatively connected to the drive shaft. The pusher is configured to translate through the barrel to eject the staples from the plurality of cartridges in response to actuation of the drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stanislaw Marczyk, Simon R. Grover, Alistair Ward, Gary Stacey
  • Publication number: 20190307611
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a pump assembly comprising a voice coil, a magnet and a diaphragm, wherein the voice coil is configured to move the diaphragm to pump a fluid through the pump assembly in response to a drive signal applied to the voice coil. Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to an apparatus for applying negative pressure to a wound comprising a source of negative pressure configured to be coupled to a dressing, the source of negative comprising a voice coil actuator and a diaphragm, and a controller configured to produce a drive signal for the voice coil actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Trevor John Beckett, Iacopo Claudio Ferrari, Matthew James Herd, Keith Marshall, Tom Moy, Alexander David Norman, Christian Riva, Gary Stacey, Philip Walsh
  • Patent number: 10426977
    Abstract: A proton beam therapy system with a cantilever gantry system and a moving floor system. The moving floor system includes a flexible moving floor and a track that is disposed vertically and affixed to an external wall. The track includes a lateral portion providing a linear lateral path for the part of the moving floor and non-lateral portions providing a vertical path for the excess of the floor. The non-lateral portions may be located above or below the lateral portion. During rotation of the cantilever gantry and when the beam nozzle is positioned under the patient table, an opening is maintained in the floor through which the beam nozzle protrudes. The opening follows the changing positions of the beam nozzle and moves in the floor plane in synchronization with the rotation of the gantry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS PARTICLE THERAPY GMBH.
    Inventors: Gary Stacey, Congyi Huang, Alexander Norman, Mark Rogers
  • Publication number: 20190275308
    Abstract: A two-part bioactive agent delivery system, the system including a disposable part comprising an agent reservoir, a bolus chamber, the volume of the bolus chamber being less than the volume of the agent reservoir, an agent outlet, and a valve having a first position communicating the agent reservoir with the bolus chamber and a second position communicating the bolus chamber with the outlet; and a reusable part including a valve driver, a power source and control electronics, the control electronics being adapted to control the valve driver to actuate the valve to deliver bioactive agent from the agent reservoir to the agent outlet; the system further having a spring extending between the agent reservoir piston and a surface of the reusable part or of the disposable part to pressurize the agent reservoir when the spring is compressed and the agent reservoir contains a quantity of bioactive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Chrono Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Zita S. NETZEL, Gary STACEY, Alexander David NORMAN, Congyi HUANG, Timothy Charles FREARSON, Charles Frazer KILBY, Patrick H. RUANE, Alan J. LEVY, Kevin W. GELSTON, Jennifer DARMOUR, Jenny E. HAPGOOD, David Evans ROTH, Ronald A. OVERBECK, Ling-Kang TONG
  • Publication number: 20190275478
    Abstract: A carbonated beverage maker includes a water reservoir, a carbon dioxide creation chamber, and a carbonation chamber. The water reservoir holds ice water and has a first impeller and a shroud surrounding the first impeller. The carbon dioxide creation chamber contains chemical elements and receives warm water. The chemical elements react with each other to create carbon dioxide when the warm water is introduced to the carbon dioxide creation chamber. The carbonation chamber is connected to the water reservoir and the carbon dioxide creation chamber. The carbonation chamber has a second impeller that includes a stem portion and blades. The stem portion and the blades define conduits therein. The blades create a low pressure region in a lower portion of the carbonation chamber such that carbon dioxide from the carbon dioxide creation chamber flows through the conduits to the low pressure region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Steven T. JERSEY, Stephen BROWN, Farideh GOUDARZI, Steven HEADEN, Miles HEMBER, Alexander NORMAN, Andrew POTTER, Gary STACEY
  • Patent number: 10349941
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device comprises a housing and a plurality of cartridges that are coupled together to form a barrel that is rotatably supported within the housing. Each of the cartridges defines a plurality of staple pockets that support a plurality of staples. An anvil is pivotally coupled to the housing and is movable in relation to the barrel between an open position and a clamped position. A drive shaft extends through the housing and through the barrel and a pusher operatively connected to the drive shaft. The pusher is configured to translate through the barrel to eject the staples from the plurality of cartridges in response to actuation of the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Stanislaw Marczyk, Simon R. Grover, Alistair Ward, Gary Stacey
  • Patent number: 10308740
    Abstract: A low molecular weight copolymer is provided comprising propylene and ethylene, wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a softening point in the range of 90 to 140° C., wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a needle penetration that is equal to y, wherein y is defined by the following formula: y??0.000000262249x6+0.000172031278x5?0.046669720165x4+6.701746779438x3?537.286013331959x2+22,802.983472587x?400,204.018086126 wherein x in the above formula is the softening point of the low molecular weight copolymer, and wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a molecular weight polydispersity index of about 3 to about 25, a crystallinity of about 18% to about 30% measured by X-Ray diffraction, and a Brookfield viscosity in the range of about 1000 to about 4000 cp at 190° C. measured by ASTM D 3236. Adhesive compositions comprising the low molecular weight copolymer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Gary Robert Robe, Timothy Williams, Andrea Gail Hagood, Dhiraj Sudesh Sood, Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 10299964
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a pump assembly comprising a voice coil, a magnet and a diaphragm, wherein the voice coil is configured to move the diaphragm to pump a fluid through the pump assembly in response to a drive signal applied to the voice coil. Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to an apparatus for applying negative pressure to a wound comprising a source of negative pressure configured to be coupled to a dressing, the source of negative comprising a voice coil actuator and a diaphragm, and a controller configured to produce a drive signal for the voice coil actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Trevor John Beckett, Iacopo Claudio Ferrari, Matthew James Herd, Keith Marshall, Tom Moy, Alexander David Norman, Christian Riva, Gary Stacey, Philip Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190144154
    Abstract: A labeling device for a syringe that includes a first labeling subsystem adapted to print a first label having machine readable information and a second labeling subsystem adapted to print a second label having human readable information is disclosed. The first labeling subsystem includes a label applicator adapted to automatically apply the first label to a portion of the syringe. The first labeling subsystem includes a syringe clamp assembly that securely holds the syringe while the label applicator automatically applies a first label to the syringe. The second labeling subsystem includes a removal device adapted to automatically remove a backing material from the second label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, Scott William Gisler, Philip C. McNeill, Rahul Khurana, Drew Davidock, Robert Nicholas Graf, Kaushal Verma, Gary Stacey, Mark Rogers, Mark Ridley, David Stocks, Alistair Ward, Andrew Scholan, Keith Marshall
  • Publication number: 20190133580
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device includes a housing and a plurality of cartridges that are coupled together to form a barrel that is rotatably supported within the housing. Each of the cartridges defines a plurality of staple pockets, each supporting a staple. An anvil is coupled to the housing and is movable in relation to the barrel between an open position and a clamped position. A guide shaft extends through the housing and through the barrel. The guide shaft supports a sled and a clamping member. The sled is configured to translate through the barrel to eject the staples from an active cartridge of the plurality of cartridges in response to actuation of a push rod. After firing staples from the active cartridge, the sled and the guide shaft are configured to index or rotate the barrel within the housing to move a second cartridge of the plurality of cartridges to the active position upon retraction and subsequent movement of the sled through a second firing stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stanislaw Marczyk, Simon R. Grover, Alistair Ward, Gary Stacey
  • Patent number: 10232156
    Abstract: A two-part bioactive agent delivery system, the system including a disposable part comprising an agent reservoir, a bolus chamber, the volume of the bolus chamber being less than the volume of the agent reservoir, an agent outlet, and a valve having a first position communicating the agent reservoir with the bolus chamber and a second position communicating the bolus chamber with the outlet; and a reusable part including a valve driver, a power source and control electronics, the control electronics being adapted to control the valve driver to actuate the valve to deliver bioactive agent from the agent reservoir to the agent outlet; the system further having a spring extending between the agent reservoir piston and a surface of the reusable part or of the disposable part to pressurize the agent reservoir when the spring is compressed and the agent reservoir contains a quantity of bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Chrono Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Zita S. Netzel, Gary Stacey, Alexander David Norman, Congyi Huang, Timothy Charles Frearson, Charles Frazer Kilby, Patrick H. Ruane, Alan J. Levy, Kevin W. Gelston, Jennifer Darmour, Jenny E. Hapgood, David Evans Roth, Ronald A. Overbeck, Ling-Kang Tong
  • Patent number: 10220974
    Abstract: A labeling device for a syringe that includes a first labeling subsystem adapted to print a first label having machine readable information and a second labeling subsystem adapted to print a second label having human readable information is disclosed. The first labeling subsystem includes a label applicator adapted to automatically apply the first label to a portion of the syringe. The first labeling subsystem includes a syringe clamp assembly that securely holds the syringe while the label applicator automatically applies a first label to the syringe. The second labeling subsystem includes a removal device adapted to automatically remove a backing material from the second label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, Scott William Gisler, Philip C. McNeill, Rahul Khurana, Drew Davidock, Robert Nicholas Graf, Kaushal Verma, Gary Stacey, Mark Rogers, Mark Ridley, David Stocks, Alistair Ward, Andrew Scholan, Keith Marshall
  • Patent number: 10213586
    Abstract: A two-part bioactive agent delivery system, the system including a disposable part comprising an agent reservoir, a bolus chamber, the volume of the bolus chamber being less than the volume of the agent reservoir, an agent outlet, and a valve having a first position communicating the agent reservoir with the bolus chamber and a second position communicating the bolus chamber with the outlet; and a reusable part including a valve driver, a power source and control electronics, the control electronics being adapted to control the valve driver to actuate the valve to deliver bioactive agent from the agent reservoir to the agent outlet; the system further having a spring extending between the agent reservoir piston and a surface of the reusable part or of the disposable part to pressurize the agent reservoir when the spring is compressed and the agent reservoir contains a quantity of bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Chrono Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Zita S. Netzel, Gary Stacey, Alexander David Norman, Congyi Huang, Timothy Charles Frearson, Charles Frazer Kilby, Patrick H. Ruane, Alan J. Levy, Kevin W. Gelston, Jennifer Darmour, Jenny E. Hapgood, David Evans Roth, Ronald A. Overbeck, Ling-Kang Tong
  • Patent number: 10172615
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device includes a housing and a plurality of cartridges that are coupled together to form a barrel that is rotatably supported within the housing. Each of the cartridges defines a plurality of staple pockets, each supporting a staple. An anvil is coupled to the housing and is movable in relation to the barrel between an open position and a clamped position. A guide shaft extends through the housing and through the barrel. The guide shaft supports a sled and a clamping member. The sled is configured to translate through the barrel to eject the staples from an active cartridge of the plurality of cartridges in response to actuation of a push rod. After firing staples from the active cartridge, the sled and the guide shaft are configured to index or rotate the barrel within the housing to move a second cartridge of the plurality of cartridges to the active position upon retraction and subsequent movement of the sled through a second firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Stanislaw Marczyk, Simon R. Grover, Alistair Ward, Gary Stacey
  • Publication number: 20190001157
    Abstract: A proton beam therapy system with a cantilever gantry system and a moving floor system. The moving floor system includes a flexible moving floor and a track that is disposed vertically and affixed to an external wall. The track includes a lateral portion providing a linear lateral path for the part of the moving floor and non-lateral portions providing a vertical path for the excess of the floor. The non-lateral portions may be located above or below the lateral portion. During rotation of the cantilever gantry and when the beam nozzle is positioned under the patient table, an opening is maintained in the floor through which the beam nozzle protrudes. The opening follows the changing positions of the beam nozzle and moves in the floor plane in synchronization with the rotation of the gantry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Gary STACEY, Congyi HUANG, Alexander NORMAN, Mark ROGERS
  • Publication number: 20180348197
    Abstract: An imaging system for a rotatable object includes an imaging unit configured to take a series of images of a portion of the rotatable object and a light source. The light source is directed at the rotatable object and is configured to generate pulses of light that illuminate the rotatable object during rotation of the rotatable object and allow the imaging unit to take the series of images of the rotatable object. The system also includes a synchronizer that monitors the rotational position of the rotatable object as it rotates, and a controller in communication with the imaging unit, the light source, and the synchronizer. The controller controls the operation of the imaging unit and/or the light source based upon the rotational position of the rotatable object such that each of the series of images is taken at the same rotational position of the rotatable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Stacey, James Sullivan